Members reveal their strategies to maximize medical coding exam efficiency. Most members agree that the biggest challenge they face when taking an AAPC certification exam is time management. Although you have five hours and 40 minutes to take the exam, 150 questions can quickly eat up your time if you get stuck on too many ...
Sound advice from medical coders who have been there, done that. AAPC has published countless articles on how to prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam in both our member magazine, Healthcare Business Monthly, and on our website in the Knowledge Center. Examples include: 7 Reasons You Should Use AAPC Code Books for Your ...
Sep 30th, 2018
Comments Off on Watch for Exam Packages
A final confirmation email containing the FedEx tracking number for your exam package and contact information for each examinee will be sent one week before the exam date. If you do not receive the exam package at least five days prior to the exam date, please contact AAPC immediately. This allows plenty of time for ...
Sep 1st, 2018
Comments Off on The “Book Check Start Time” is Now Available Online for Examinees
When officers schedule exam dates they now are required to state the time the book check will begin. This will clear up any questions examinees may have about the time to arrive for the exam. While this new field is a requirement for any new exams created online, officers are encouraged to add this information ...
In CMS
Aug 8th, 2018
During a July 18, 2018 CMS Twitter™ podcast, CMS National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Donald Rucker, M.D. defended the new CMS 2019 proposal to make documentation of the History optional for health records. He was asked, “In light of technology’s thirst for data to identify best practices and construct predictive algorithms, is it possible ...