2.5 Million

10 year Job Growth

$41,000

Avg. Starting Salary1

Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Founded in 1928, AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 103,000 health information professionals, AHIMA is the leading authority for "HIM knowledge" and widely respected for its esteemed credentials and rigorous professional education and training.

CCS-P Certification Detail

The CCS-P certification is a mastery-level coding credential that prepares you to become a physician-based Certified Coding Specialist. Accredited through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the CCS-P exam is nationally recognized and can lead to a career in coding.

MedCerts Programs for CCS-P Certification 1 matches

CCS-P Certification Skills Gained

  • Specialize in physician-based settings such as physician offices, group practices, multi-specialty clinics or specialty centers
  • Review patient records and assign numeric/alphanumeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of the CPT coding system and familiarity with the ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II coding systems
  • Become an expert in health information documentation, data integrity, and quality
  • Play a critical role in a health provider's business operations, because patients' coded data is submitted to insurance companies or the government for expense reimbursement

CCS-P Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Professional Medical Coder

Medical coding specialists work in clinics and physicians’ offices to obtain accurate reimbursement for healthcare claims. They utilize specialized medical classification software or coding manuals to assign procedure and diagnosis codes to providers’ services for insurance billing.

$28000 - $56000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Professional Fee Coder

Medical coding specialists work in clinics and physicians’ offices to obtain accurate reimbursement for healthcare claims. They utilize specialized medical classification software or coding manuals to assign procedure and diagnosis codes to providers’ services for insurance billing.

$28000 - $56000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Coding Specialist

Medical coding specialists work in clinics and physicians’ offices to obtain accurate reimbursement for healthcare claims. They utilize specialized medical classification software or coding manuals to assign procedure and diagnosis codes to providers’ services for insurance billing.

$30000 - $64000
Estimated Salary1
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.