1. E

    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7390)

    The documentation: How am I supposed to know that the code for the operating microscope (69990) is bundled into codes 63051 and 63001? I didn't see this specified in the guidelines for either of these codes, or in the guidelines at the beginning of the section.
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    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7188)

    The documentation: How do I know that I should report 63020 instead of 63045?
  3. E

    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7085)

    The documentation: Why is the MDM low? There was prescription drug management, combined with discussion with another provider.
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    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7287)

    The documentation: Why are I49.3, I25.10, and Z95.5 reported but not the Plavix and aspirin? Are the former relevant to the patient's Metroprolol increase and the need for an echo, but not the latter?
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    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7419)

    The documentation: Why aren't the hypertension and smoking reported?
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    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7512)

    The documentation: Why aren't the risk factors of "hypertension, oral hypoglycemic-treated diabetes, alcohol abuse, and a history of current cigarette use (within the last month)" reported?
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    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7420)

    The relevant documentation: Why isn't the CT scan reported?
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    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7424)

    The relevant documentation: Why isn't the chest X-ray coded? Shouldn't "The X-rays were interpreted by the radiologist and contemporaneously by me" indicate that it should also be coded for the physician reporting it here?
  9. E

    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7382)

    The documentation: Why aren't the atrophic vagina and large cystocele reported?
  10. E

    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7224)

    The documentation: Why should the diabetes be reported as a diagnosis when it was only mentioned in the past history?
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    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7203)

    The documentation: How do we know that the MCV4 0.5 mL IM vaccine refers to 90619 specifically? Also, why should we report 90461 (two units)?
  12. E

    Wiki Which code book bundle is right for me?

    I'm a beginning CPC coder just finishing Practicode. I know I want to get the e-books this time, but there are so many bundles that it's confusing. Is this the ideal bundle for someone like me?
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    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7478)

    The documentation: Why aren't the obesity and BMI coded?
  14. E

    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7339)

    The documentation: Why is the abscess not coded?
  15. E

    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7450)

    The documentation: Why should 93350 be reported? The documentation doesn't seem to specify everything that the code requires; it doesn't mention M-mode. It also doesn't seem to indicate that the reporting physician provided the interpretation for either this or the resting echo.
  16. E

    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7183)

    The documentation: Why isn't the RT modifier listed for the right salpingectomy?
  17. E

    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7205)

    The documentation: Why is 96372 reported in addition to J0696, which already specifies that the drug was injected?
  18. E

    Wiki Why was I marked wrong? (Practicode Case ID: OPD7259)

    The documentation: Why aren't the external cause codes reported here? Why isn't the 80 mg propofol (Diprivan) injection reported? And why isn't the X-ray reported? There's no mention of it being provided by anyone other than the reporting physician.
  19. abhishek03sharma

    Wiki How can I purchase Practicode or practicum alongwith discount coupon or promo code ? Can anyone suggest me

    I want to purchase Practicode so is there any discount coupon or voucher available? Or how can I avail this coupon code? Please help me
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    Wiki New Coder Question

    Hi everyone, I’m new to the healthcare industry and I’m currently obtaining my bachelors degree in Health Science. I want to become a medical coder, but don’t have the money to pay for the whole coding preparation bundle at once. I was looking and seen that if you take Practicode, you can get...
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    Wiki Does Practicode count as an internship?

    I've seen a few LinkedIn users that posted "AAPC Practicode Online Internship" in their work history. Is this correct? Can I add Practicode to my work history, or should I just post it as a test score? I know it shows some experience, so I'm trying to figure out how to best show that to...
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    Wiki Practicode- question 80 patient 10 14603766

    Let me first say I regret purchasing Praticode, it's a joke. The rationales are not rationales at all. ( I am really good at teaching myself if given the answer and with this I cannot figure it out.) Does anyone know why the code is 66250 and not 66172? Also the icd 10 I'm suppose to use is...
  23. B

    Wiki Don't buy Praticode

    Don't buy practicode!!! It's a joke!!! I am really good about "self teaching" myself. If given the correct answer I can usually figure out where I went wrong. However with practicode this is NOT the case. Within the cases they do not give you all the information you need to code correctly. For...
  24. L

    Wiki New coder with no billing experience

    Hi, May I ask for your advice? I am employed as an X-ray and MRI tech. I want to move into the business side of medicine so I became CPC-A certified in May of 2016. I did a 12 week Externship ( Remote) which introduced me to billing. I am also working on Practicode to remove the A. I have...
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    Wiki Practicode Assessment Help!

    I have a question for those of you who have completed the AAPC Practicode courses online. For each assessment, it states you have three attempts and have to score an average of 70%. Do they tell you at all when you've hit the three attempts? I only ask because I went into it the other day on...
  26. A

    Wiki CPC-A Practicum (Practicode)

    Has anyone purchased this program and do you recommend it? I am graduating from a Health Records Coding Program next Friday. I interviewed for a position this week and I was given an offer for employment. There was an oversight on HR's part, in the job description it says they require CPC. I...
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    Wiki New CPC-A problems with understanding Practicode

    So I passed my certification exam in December, got up-to-date with ICD-10, and spent two weeks waiting for Practicode to work. Now I'm using it, still on the first module, and I'm having trouble with knowing how detailed I'm supposed to be when coding, especially long cases. My trouble seems to...

    Wiki Practicode Problems

    I like Practicode as it is providing me with actual coding experience. But there are issues with the program. On numerous occasions I had all the correct coding entries but the program scored me incorrectly. For example, on this last chart all six parameters were correct but the program scored...
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    Wiki Maine-networking

    Hello Everyone, My name is Felicia. I will be taking my CPC exam on April 16, 2016 here in Lewiston, Maine. I am new to this chapter and new to coding. I have no one in my network and would like to start building it! I am very excited to become certified and start my career in medical coding...
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    Wiki Does Practicode with obtaining employment

    My question is directed to both employers and coders who present Practicode as their main coding experience. Does this program make a beginning coder more attractive for employment? Are beginning coders (e.g., one year experience) able to get job offers with this program as their primary or...
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    Wiki OP-notes - Postoperative diagnosis vs Findings (Practicode)

    I'm finally logging into my practicode subscription on a consistent basis and practicing ICD-10-CM selection. Which section of an OP note is best to use for DX selection? Findings or Post op Diagnosis? It seems like Practicode selects findings most often. How is it in the real world? In the...
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    Wiki Practicode - newer coder

    Did you find it helpful? I'm a newer coder and needing some more training, and have heard that this may help. Just wanted some opinions of others. Thank you!
  33. R

    Wiki Practicode - ICD-9 coding

    Hi, its me again, can't seem to make a commitment to the Practicode program, have heard mixed reviews about it. Anyway new question here, is practicode all in ICD-10 now? I don't want to do any ICD-9 coding at all.
  34. L

    Wiki Practicode - passed my certification

    Has anyone done the Practicode? I purchased it with my package and now that I'm through with my class, my icd-10 proficiency and passed my certification, while I'm job-hunting, I thought I'd start it... it looks like it's doubled?? Both icd-9 (original) and new icd-10 cases?? anyone?? How does...
  35. M

    Wiki Diagnosis Coding - 3 degenerative joint disease

    I am working on Practicode. I have a note which says that the pre-op diagnosis is a torn lateral meniscus of the right knee. The post-op diagnosis is grade 3 degenerative joint disease of the primary knee. Am I supposed to code both in this case? Also, I have another question. Am I supposed to...