The CPC® certification validates proficiency in the correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing for medical claims in a physician's office. Students new to the healthcare industry should start with medical terminology and anatomy. Students with previous clinical experience or who have taken medical terminology and anatomy can start the comprehensive coding course.
Experienced coders can take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam review, which is an 8-hour online review, focusing on the competencies tested on the CPC® exam, most missed coding concepts, and test strategies. This is an excellent review regardless of where you received your education.
There are study guides, which include additional practice test questions to help you gain confidence in what you know and understand what you don't know. After that, you can take practice exams, which provide exam questions that mimic the certification exam for the CPC®. Practice exams are 5 hours and 40 minutes and will help you gauge your time for the actual certification exam.