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Topic Originator: Anonymous
Post Date March 14, 2005 @ 12:32 AM
CPC exam

March 14, 2005 @ 12:32 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I have recently graduated and I got a 4.0 GPA, my teacher told me that I could sit the CPC asap, and would have no prblems in passing. However, I have looked at the AAPC CPC book and I am unsure.... is there anyone who has sat the CPC please let me know whether I need more experience to pass or not!

March 14, 2005 @ 10:53 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I sat through the test two years ago and passed.  It was pretty intense.  You have three sections and if you miss too many questions on one section, you fail the whole thing.  If you just finished the class, I would take it asap so it's still fresh in your mind.  The test is also timed.   Our teacher let us know exactly what we needed to know for the test so that really helped me.  If I didn't have that info, it would have been a lot harder.  Good luck!

April 4, 2005 @ 5:02 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

If you have the money - take the exam!  You can always re-take it later if you don't pass.  (which is what I did) Once you go and get the mystery out of the way and know what they are going to expect - the second time is much easier.  So, take it twice - it's okay, if you are nervous - don't tell anyone your going.

December 16, 2005 @ 5:30 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I was interested in what school you attended. I am very interested in learning coding. I had a general coding class and now I would like to persue this as a career. Should I start with hospital based coding?

December 22, 2005 @ 1:35 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top


What is it that you want to end up doing? If you want to work doing hospital coding then concentrate on that first but if you don't have access to be able to work in that setting then it may not be a good idea as you won't be able to put your theory into practice and it won't sink in.

Physician offices are more plentiful and there are so many specialities out there. Perhaps that may be more convenient for you.

August 20, 2007 @ 10:25 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

hi u need to get to a community college ,if u can find one that offers medical billing..... that will get u able to continue on to coding;.  im half way done... D

August 30, 2007 @ 9:29 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I took the CPC exam on August 4 and passed the first time.  I graduated from the Career Step coding course.  It was intense but I studied daily for a month to pass it.  The key is the pacing--to be able to finish the test and not have to guess.  If you can finish in 5 hours, I believe you have a chance to pass.  It was not easy.

September 22, 2007 @ 4:28 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

They say that was the easiest. I passed this last December and in a few weeks am going to take the test for the hospital side. This one I am kind of worrying on. Are you going for this also?

September 26, 2007 @ 1:46 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

At the present time, I have no plans to take any more tests.  I thought the CPC  test was very challenging.  My goal is to retire from my current full time job in a school and move into coding next year.  I might be open to more tests after I am working but have to find a job first.

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