So you have completed your medical coding training. You have big plans to make a career in the medical coding field. Smart move! Your next step is to take either the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam or the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P) exam.
You were pretty enthusiastic when you first started studying but as the exam draws nearer you are starting to feel "a sense of dread." Maybe even overwhelm?
Maybe you are one of the people who is:
Not sure if you are prepared for the pass or fail exam (70% correct minimum!)
Having a hard time managing your study time
Wondering if you will finish in the allotted 5 and a half hours
… you are basically freaking out with the thought of failing your next attempt at your CPC exam!
Guess what… I was there once before just like you. I remember a time when I was in overwhelm in a hotel room with the test looming just days in the future. I had to pass the test. My job depended on it. Believe me, I feel your pain!
Maybe this is your first time taking the CPC exam. Maybe you have failed before and this is your second or third time trying to get certified. Either way, you are desperate for any method that you could use to improve your chances of passing the exam. Well, I have good news…
I started my career in medical coding when I ran my own successful rehab practice in New Jersey that at it's zenith served over 17 long term care facilities with 26 therapists, aides and support staff. My company was approved by Medicare and billed over $1.6 Million annually with less than a .06% rejection rate — unheard of in the rehab industry. The reason for this success was making sure my company billed based on source documentation and provided ongoing training to my therapists regarding proper coding. So believe me- I know about coding!
12 hours of CPC Exam Review and Exam Tips
Bonus for 2011:
- Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the
- Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P) exam by the American Health Information Association (AHIMA).