The American Health Information Management Association’s Certified Coding Specialist examinations have been suspended because of concerns over the integrity of the exams.

Jo Santos, interim vice president for Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management--an AHIMA commission that establishes, implements, and enforces standards and procedures for certification and recertification of HIM professionals--said during a recent AHIMA webcast that additional details of the CCS exam suspension were not available “due to pending investigation and legal action” and that they are “working diligently” to re-launch the exams.   

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