CCA Exam Info
CCA stands for Certified Coding Associate. The CCA exam is conducted by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). To take the exam you must have a high school diploma and it is recommended to have at least 6 months of related on the job experience. The cost of taking the exam is $199 for AHIMA members and $299 for non-members. The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions, 90 of which are scored. There are ten randomly assigned questions that do not effect the grade within each test. The test has a two hour time limit.
CCAs is a more generalized coding certification:
- Demonstrate a level of competency, and professionalism that employers are seeking
- Separate themselves from non-credentialed coders and those holding credentials from lesser organizations
CCA Exam Preparation
When preparing for the CCA exam make sure to check out the AHIMA website they have helpful info on scheduling exams, and preparation tips. When studying for the CCA exam you will find the books listed below helpful. They are all recommended by AHIMA and I was able to find them listed at the lowest prices on Amazon.