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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

56 months ago

Hi

i have been coding for 3 years and have decided to sit for the CPC exam. i have the study guide from carol buck. anyone who has used this book and passed the CPC exam, how similar was the guide to the actual test?

i took the pre exam and got an 80%, is the real test much harder?

thanks

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NEDRA PONCHO in Cherokee, North Carolina

56 months ago

WHAT CAROL BUCKS STUDY GUIDE ARE YOU TALKING, I PLAN TO TAKE MY TEST SOMETIME THIS YEAR, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, THANKS

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valentine in West Jordan, Utah

56 months ago

NEDRA PONCHO in Cherokee, North Carolina said: WHAT CAROL BUCKS STUDY GUIDE ARE YOU TALKING, I PLAN TO TAKE MY TEST SOMETIME THIS YEAR, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, THANKS

i am using the CPC study guide 2010. i am doing well so far on the practice test and the section quizzes, but i am wondering if the real test is much harder. has anyone used this book and passed the CPC exam? was the book similar to the actual test?

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

55 months ago

sunithasiva in Garland, Texas said:

i am using the CPC study guide 2010 by carol buck. i got it from amazon. the pre exam is just a practice test that came with the book. there are lots of practice questions in the book

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

49 months ago

valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah said: Hi

i have been coding for 3 years and have decided to sit for the CPC exam. i have the study guide from carol buck. anyone who has used this book and passed the CPC exam, how similar was the guide to the actual test?

i took the pre exam and got an 80%, is the real test much harder?

thanks

In case anyone wants an update, I found the Carol Buck CPC Study guide to be very helpful. I also bought an AAPC practice test which was very similar to the actual exam. Between both resources I passed the CPC on my first try. Definitely recommend either one.

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lovely in Sayreville, New Jersey

48 months ago

did anyone have a pre exam book for sale iam looking for one must be buy ama also looking fo r cpt 2010 icd 2010 cm for ccs certification//resonable price thans//

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slevie in Louisville, Kentucky

47 months ago

valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah said: Hi

i have been coding for 3 years and have decided to sit for the CPC exam. i have the study guide from carol buck. anyone who has used this book and passed the CPC exam, how similar was the guide to the actual test?

i took the pre exam and got an 80%, is the real test much harder?

thanks

Hi I took the test for the first time a passed...The pre exams and the actual exam are somewhat the same but the actual exam is more lengthy. Just make sure you answer your shortest questions first and mark the ones you have to go back to. Very important to time yourself on the testing. You will do fine.. Good luck

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Gregg in Youngstown, Ohio

47 months ago

Hi,

We have some free questions and also an actual 150 question practice exam at medicalcodingpro.com. It will save you a lot of money for a good practice exam.

God Bless,
Gregg

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lovely in Parlin, New Jersey

47 months ago

HI

Thanks for your advised . do I need any other book to prepare for the text ,please let me know.

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lovely in Parlin, New Jersey

47 months ago

Anyone know what the different between cpc/and ccs/let me know thanks

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

47 months ago

lovely in Parlin, New Jersey said: Anyone know what the different between cpc/and ccs/let me know thanks

CPC is outpatient/physician based, while CCS is inpatient. However, CCS-P is AHIMA's outpatient/physician credential

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lovely in Parlin, New Jersey

47 months ago

thanks what is the best major section to specialist in coding to find better job. I am a certified billing coding also took the national allies credential ccs exam i am planning to take ama ccs and couple month any one know,pleas reply.tkank.

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

47 months ago

lovely in Parlin, New Jersey said: thanks what is the best major section to specialist in coding to find better job. I am a certified billing coding also took the national allies credential ccs exam i am planning to take ama ccs and couple month any one know,pleas reply.tkank.

Getting more credentials will not necessarily help you find a job if you do not have any experience. Most new grads think that if they have a slew of initials after their name, it will ensure finding a job, but that is not the case if you still do not have an experience behind them.

Try to gain some medical experience, become more familiar with ICD 9, CPT and reimbursement by finding an entry level job, in medical records, billing, data entry or front desk. after you get experience, leverage for a coding job.

inpatient coding is very difficult, which means the CCS is extremlely difficult to pass, especially without any experience. you would be better off working your way up to the CCS.

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mirrorsnductape

47 months ago

My only advice to taking the exam, is follow the books, not what you know from various carriers

Medicare does not exist (therefore consultations do), get the idea?

For people who have worked the industy and know the carriers and their tweaks, it might be more difficult than someone who just got out of school or training for the certifications.

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lovely in Parlin, New Jersey

47 months ago

Thanks you been very helpful I went to 2 interviews they requested
ama certification .

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artemissp in La Canada Flintridge, California

47 months ago

valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah said: Hi

i have been coding for 3 years and have decided to sit for the CPC exam. i have the study guide from carol buck. anyone who has used this book and passed the CPC exam, how similar was the guide to the actual test?

i took the pre exam and got an 80%, is the real test much harder?

thanks

I just passed the test after failing twice, carol buck study guide helped me a lot, real test is hard, if u dont score 90-100% with the practice tests at home, dont even bother. The concept is similar but after 3 hrs, when u tired adn loose focus, thats when u start making lots of errors, cuz the questions start semi easy to hard and harder and at peak time u still got another 2 hrs to go thats when u hit E/M, even more frustrating....

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

46 months ago

artemissp in La Canada Flintridge, California said: I just passed the test after failing twice, carol buck study guide helped me a lot, real test is hard, if u dont score 90-100% with the practice tests at home, dont even bother. The concept is similar but after 3 hrs, when u tired adn loose focus, thats when u start making lots of errors, cuz the questions start semi easy to hard and harder and at peak time u still got another 2 hrs to go thats when u hit E/M, even more frustrating....

Thanks, actually I took it in february and passed. I started with the hard questions first, so by the time I got to the end and was tired, I only had the easy ICD 9, med term and A&P questions. The carol buck book really helped as did the practice tests from AAPC.

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artemissp in La Canada Flintridge, California

46 months ago

Any luck with finding jobs in coding? if so what websites would u suggest?

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

46 months ago

artemissp in La Canada Flintridge, California said: Any luck with finding jobs in coding? if so what websites would u suggest?

I was actually already working doing coding/charge entry, and decided to finally sit for the CPC. so between my certification and experience I didn't have any trouble finding a job and was able to trade up to a great job with much better pay.

I have had good luck with indeed's job search, but unless you have experience, most employers are not going to hire you. your best bet is to try to get a job elsewhere in HIM, such as medical records, billing, data entry or even front desk. gain experience and then leverage it for a coding job.

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

46 months ago

artemissp in La Canada Flintridge, California said: Any luck with finding jobs in coding? if so what websites would u suggest?

I was actually already working doing coding/charge entry, and decided to finally sit for the CPC. so between my certification and experience I didn't have any trouble finding a job and was able to trade up to a great job with much better pay.

I have had good luck with indeeds job search, but unless you have experience, most employers are not going to hire you. your best bet is to try to get a job elsewhere in HIM, such as medical records, billing, data entry or even front desk. gain experience and then leverage it for a coding job.

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fleurica1@aol.com in Parlin, New Jersey

46 months ago

artemissp in La Canada Flintridge, California said: I just passed the test after failing twice, carol buck study guide helped me a lot, real test is hard, if u dont score 90-100% with the practice tests at home, dont even bother. The concept is similar but after 3 hrs, when u tired adn loose focus, thats when u start making lots of errors, cuz the questions start semi easy to hard and harder and at peak time u still got another 2 hrs to go thats when u hit E/M, even more frustrating....

congratuation passing the text .Im plaining to take mine maybe january are uyou selling any pre exam book please let me know or anyboby have any pre exam book for sale please email let me know thanks.

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slevie in Louisville, Kentucky

46 months ago

Hi I have Carol buck book\study guide and cd rom.. 2010 very helpful new paid $70.00 will sell for #25.00.. email slevie@insightbb.com. I also passed the first time and utilized these materials as well. Could not have done it without the materials.

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AUGUSTINA DOUDA in Cleveland, Ohio

44 months ago

slevie in Louisville, Kentucky said: Hi I have Carol buck book\study guide and cd rom.. 2010 very helpful new paid $70.00 will sell for #25.00.. email slevie@insightbb.com. I also passed the first time and utilized these materials as well. Could not have done it without the materials.

Are your book/study guide w/cd rom still available, i just took my test 2 weeks ago and failed, i was very disappointed, i took a mock test(150 questions) and missed only 5 questions, the real test i failed, or if you may know where i can purchase these for a reasonable price. any help would be greatly appreciated

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jheng in Spring Hill, Florida

40 months ago

valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah said: Thanks, actually I took it in february and passed. I started with the hard questions first, so by the time I got to the end and was tired, I only had the easy ICD 9, med term and A&P questions. The carol buck book really helped as did the practice tests from AAPC.

I was wondering what kind of book you said, Carol Buck. Can you please tell me exactly the name of the book? Thank you

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valentine in Park City, Utah

40 months ago

Its the CPC Coding Exam Review Guide by Carol Buck, I apparently can't post the link to amazon, which is where I bought mine from.

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jheng in Spring Hill, Florida

40 months ago

I thank you all for replies, I'm very scared about this CPC test no offense that many people failed that bothers me. I'm still in school and expecting to finish by October. I don't want to fail bcoz I don't have that kind of money to keep paying for retakes. How much is the test anyway? and do you have to pay again if you fail it?, at the same amount of money? Thank you guys..

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Jerry in Santa Barbara, California

39 months ago

Hi all, I found a great set of videos for passing the CPC, here's a you tube link www.youtube.com/watch?v=es2RX7Lp0qg hope this helps

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KC in Little Rock, Arkansas

39 months ago

HEY!!! I sit for the CPC Exam in a week. Wondering if anyone knows the pass rate and if anyone has any good pointers!!?? Pretty nervous about it actually. Not really the questions but the TIME has me worried. I dont think 5 hours and 4 min will be long enough! LOL

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valentine in Park City, Utah

39 months ago

KC in Little Rock, Arkansas said: HEY!!! I sit for the CPC Exam in a week. Wondering if anyone knows the pass rate and if anyone has any good pointers!!?? Pretty nervous about it actually. Not really the questions but the TIME has me worried. I dont think 5 hours and 4 min will be long enough! LOL

I would suggest taking a practice test and treating it like the real thing. Time yourself as you go. While it is tough, it is doable.

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Kristy Rodecker in Berlin Heights, Ohio

39 months ago

KC in Little Rock, Arkansas said: HEY!!! I sit for the CPC Exam in a week. Wondering if anyone knows the pass rate and if anyone has any good pointers!!?? Pretty nervous about it actually. Not really the questions but the TIME has me worried. I dont think 5 hours and 4 min will be long enough! LOL

1)Answer the short ones and the ones you know first

2)If skipping an answer make sure you skip it on your bubble sheet

3) Don't use the index. Take the 4 options you are given and go straight to the tabular

4) Knowing your modifiers can sometime help rule out 2 or the 4 pretty quickly

Good luck!

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KC in Little Rock, Arkansas

39 months ago

Hey, I'm taking the test This Saturday! I was wondering if anyone knew the percentage rate of pass or fail??

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Kristy Rodecker in Berlin Heights, Ohio

38 months ago

KC in Little Rock, Arkansas said: Hey, I'm taking the test This Saturday! I was wondering if anyone knew the percentage rate of pass or fail??

70% or better

Good luck!

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Brooks Legacy Coding in Jacksonville, Florida

37 months ago

We will be starting a new class on August 10, 2011, please visit the website for more information!!
www.brookslegacycoding.net

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cridermom1@yahoo.com in Columbia, South Carolina

37 months ago

I am looking for some used 2011 coding books as well as a used study guide if anyone is interested in selling! I am scheduled to take the exam in August but think I am going to change until November because i finished my courses in December 2010 and all I have are 2010 books! I am a single mom on a tight budget and don't have the extra to buy new 2011 books when the year is about up. Wanting to get this test done and passed I can use my training to better my family asap! Thanks for any help!

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cridermom in Columbia, South Carolina

37 months ago

Hello
Looking for some used 2011 coding books as we as a used study review book if anyone that has passed the exam would be interested in selling! I am scheduled to take the exam in Auguswt but think I am going to have to push back to November because i finished my courses in December of 2010 and have to find some 2011 book and really con't afford new 2011 books and especially when the year is about up! If anyone can help me I would appreciate it! Thanks

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AndrewK in San Angelo, Texas

36 months ago

I know of a great way to prepare for the exam. It's a video blitz series. Instead of laboring through a bunch of books you can watch all the sections on the computer or on the dvd. picz.us/cpcexamprep Check it out and let me know what you think.

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AndrewK in San Angelo, Texas

36 months ago

Just a heads up to anyone looking to take the CPC exam, you will probably need some exam prep material. Check out Laureen Jandroep's DVD/Video blitz series. It will definitely help. Here is the link: picz.us/cpcexamprep. Let me know what you think.

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Rak in Reading, Pennsylvania

35 months ago

Hi, i am from a B Pharm graduate from India and planning to do the medical billing and coding course. I am opting for the CPC exam through AAPC.
Could you please let me know, is there a pprevious work experience required for giving CPC exam.

To give CPC, what are the books required to study

Thanks

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jintrieri in Tustin, California

32 months ago

I am planning on taking the CPC exam in April. I wanted to know what are the most important things to study for the exam. I went to school for Medical billing and coding and have books they gave me to help study. I just wanted to know what not to waste my time on and focus on the things that are on the exam.

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Teresa English in San Leandro, California

31 months ago

I graduated in Oct 2011 with my AAS in medical billing and coding. My question is will I need new ICD-9 books (2012) for the test? What is the best book of Carol Buck to buy for studing for my CPC test? she has a 2010, 2011 and a 2012.
This all gets to be so confusing! can anyone help?

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Nalini Vijayakumar in Trenton, New Jersey

30 months ago

This response is for Rak in Reading, PA. You need not have any previous work experience in Medical Billing and Coding to take the CPC exam. However, it will help you if you go to a community college and take a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding before taking the exam. Because you need to have excellent knowledge of Basic Medical Terminology, Advanced Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Law and Insurance, Medical Billing, CPT-4 and ICD-9-CM. The exam is brutal (I am not trying to scare you. That is my opinion. A lot of people will agree with me.) You should be a member of AAPC before taking the exam. Total time allotted is 5hrs 40 minutes. 150 questions. Passing grade is 70% which means maximum number of incorrect answers should not exceed 45. Hope this helps. You may go to www.aapc.com to get more information.
Good luck! Take care.

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Darlene in Vernon Rockville, Connecticut

26 months ago

valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah said: Hi

i have been coding for 3 years and have decided to sit for the CPC exam. i have the study guide from carol buck. anyone who has used this book and passed the CPC exam, how similar was the guide to the actual test?

i took the pre exam and got an 80%, is the real test much harder?

thanks

Hi:
I am going to sit for the CPC exam. I am wondering how you have been coding without it. I can not find a company to hire me without it.

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fleurica1@aol.com in Sayreville, New Jersey

26 months ago

I am preparing to take ahima ccs exam I need advise how to be a faster coder .

thans

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Rak in Mendham, New Jersey

25 months ago

Nalini Vijayakumar in Trenton, New Jersey said: This response is for Rak in Reading, PA. You need not have any previous work experience in Medical Billing and Coding to take the CPC exam. However, it will help you if you go to a community college and take a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding before taking the exam. Because you need to have excellent knowledge of Basic Medical Terminology, Advanced Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Law and Insurance , Medical Billing, CPT-4 and ICD-9-CM. The exam is brutal (I am not trying to scare you. That is my opinion. A lot of people will agree with me.) You should be a member of AAPC before taking the exam. Total time allotted is 5hrs 40 minutes. 150 questions. Passing grade is 70% which means maximum number of incorrect answers should not exceed 45. Hope this helps. You may go to www.aapc.com to get more information.
Good luck! Take care.

Thanks Nalini , could you please help me with the books to be referred. Since i cannot go to college and study. It would be great if you give me some advice on books, you went through for the CPC exam.

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Justin in Gardena, California

23 months ago

I passed the CPC Exam with a 97% and I owe it to the help of this program: http://1f6e8ngvydpqfw20qanlo1kew3.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=ID
It is absolutely wonderful.

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G Michaels in Youngstown, Ohio

22 months ago

Hey jintrieri - One of the major concerns from people taking the CPC exam is time. Many don't complete the entire exam or end up guessing on the last 20 or 30 questions. This addresses the time management component. medicalcodingexamsystem.com

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dehabkuflom@yahoo.com in Springfield, Virginia

22 months ago

Hello

Can anyone tell me how to get ready for CCA exam

Thanks

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jen in Richmond Hill, Georgia

21 months ago

Rak in Mendham, New Jersey said: Thanks Nalini , could you please help me with the books to be referred. Since i cannot go to college and study. It would be great if you give me some advice on books, you went through for the CPC exam.

Rak
www.facebook.com/CodingCertification?ref=stream hi...this website offers reviews and appc.com offers books and manuals...jen

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LMS12 in Columbia, Missouri

18 months ago

I just passed the RHIT exam last month and want to work in a surgery center or outpatient clinic. I was wondering what the best credentials would be. CPC-H? I amnot working in the field but looking for a job. Any advice??

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Benami in Watertown, Massachusetts

18 months ago

LMS12 in Columbia, Missouri said: I just passed the RHIT exam last month and want to work in a surgery center or outpatient clinic. I was wondering what the best credentials would be. CPC-H? I amnot working in the field but looking for a job. Any advice??

CPC or CPC-H would be fine. I should ask if this is the full certification or apprentice status? If its the latter, you will likely have a harder time getting in with larger health systems.

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