Prepare for the CPC-H® Exam

Learn more about the CPC-H® Exam.

CPC-H Certification Table
  • STEP 1 Medical Terminology | 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 CPC-H Preparation Course

    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

    CPC-H® Study Guide

    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 that chapter.

  • STEP 4

    CPC-H® Review Classes

    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

    CPC-H® Online Practice Exam

    CPC Practice Exam

    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.