I recently took the exam. I'd recommend at least reviewing the basic coding rules, especially principal diagnosis assignment. The most recent CCDS study guide definitely helped me, as well. What helped the most, at least for me, was the actual CDI experience. Hope that helps.
- Richard G. RN, CCS, CCDS
I am wondering about taking my medication book in. Do they reference a lot of medications in the exam?
will they be giving the test at the Las Vegas conference? if so how much will it cost and what day will the exam be on. thanks Hello msclean3231 and friends, we are not going to administer a CCDS
exam at the Las Vegas conference. If you are attending you may certainly
schedule an exam while in Las Vegas (at the local testing center). If you have exam scheduling quesitons you can email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!