Coding, Classification and Reimbursement

CCS Exam and DRG's

  • 1.  CCS Exam and DRG's

    Posted 20 days ago
    I am scheduled to take my test on Sept 4th. Have the exam prep books. While doing the Case Studies from Inpatient Health Records in the 2019 Clinical Coding Workout it is also asking me to assign a DRG. How am I supposed to know the DRG with out a DRG expert or a encoder.

    On the exam are DRGS asked and how can I figure it out with out an encoder, book, or access to internet.

    Thank you in Advance.


    Jacquelyn DiFranco

  • 2.  RE: CCS Exam and DRG's

    Posted 19 days ago
    If I remember correctly, you won't be asked to assign DRGs without all the information you need presented in the exam. For items that don't utilize the resources you are able to bring with you, such as questions about DRGs, the exam is very good about providing supporting/background information as part of the question. The tools you need will be provided to you.

    Good luck on your exam, Jackie!


    Barbara Tucker
    Medical Records Technician/Coder

  • 3.  RE: CCS Exam and DRG's

    Posted 15 days ago
    Good luck on your test. I will also be taking my CCS test in September.

    Steve Oehmen
    Outpatient Coder & Biller