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Certified Coding Associate (CCA)

This vendor-neutral Certification is Offered By:
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Chicago, IL USA
Phone: 312-233-1100

Skill Level: Foundation                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $299 (shortest track)               

For individuals who are detail-oriented and want to specialize in applying correct codes to medical forms.

Initial Requirements:
This certification requires completion of the Certified Coding Associate exam ($299; $100 discount for AHIMA members) with a minimum score of 300 out of 400. Before taking the exam, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent educational credential. At least 6 months of coding experience or equivalent training is recommended, but not required.

Continuing Requirements:
Must be renewed every two years by completing 20 continuing education units (including mandatory annual coding self-reviews, each of which is equivalent to 5 CEUs) and paying a $50 fee.

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