Prepare for the CPC-H® Exam
Learn more about the CPC-H® Exam.
- STEP 1
| Anatomy Courses
Since the CPC-H® exam tests examinees’ knowledge
of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology, it is highly recommended that individuals
have prior knowledge in these areas or take the AAPC’s online Medical Terminology
and Anatomy courses.
- STEP 2
This course, offered
online or in the classroom,
is designed to prepare the student to take the AAPC CPC-H® exam for a medical
coding career in an outpatient facility such as an Ambulatory Surgical Center or
hospital outpatient billing and coding department. The course teaches fundamental
coding skills and correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure and
supply codes and ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing outpatient
facility services to insurance companies.
- STEP 3
Using an easy-to-follow outline format, the CPC-H® Study Guide offers a comprehensive
review of coding concepts that includes all the content sections found on the exam
for the simplest, most efficient review. In each chapter of the study guide, pertinent
outpatient/facility coding principles are followed by coding scenarios related to
- STEP 4
Although limited in availability, review classes are offered by AAPC local chapters
and AAPC instructors as an additional means to help prepare for our exams. They
are generally one day and range from three to eight hours in length.
- STEP 5
The AAPC's 50-question online practice exams are the ideal simulation of the real
exam. Since they emulate the content and difficulty level of the actual exam, they
are a realistic indicator of your readiness for the CPC-H® Exam. There are three
practice exams available, equaling the 150-question length of the actual exam.