By DeVry University
April 29, 2022
4 min read
April 29, 2022
4 min read
While it is possible to sit for - and potentially pass the CPC or CCS exam without a two-or four-year degree. Enrolling in a formal program can be a critical step in helping you develop a better understanding of the concepts covered by both the CPC and CCS exams and the knowledge and skills needed to work in the medical billing and coding industry.
If you’re building a strategy for how to pass the CPC exam or CCS exam, pursuing an Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding may be a great place to start. Read on to find out more about this certificate and how it can help you learn concepts relevant to the CPC and CCS exams:
While the CPC credential is a good fit for people just beginning their medical coding career, the CCS may be better suited to experienced medical coders, or those who are interested in advancing their careers.
While the CPC certification requires fewer prerequisites, candidates looking to pursue the CSS credential typically need to fulfill a range of advanced requirements before they can begin earning this certification.
CCS professionals are typically focused on diagnostic coding. They often work in hospitals or other inpatient healthcare facilities. In contrast, CPC professionals typically work with reimbursement-related coding. They may also work in outpatient facilities, like private medical practices.
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