COSC exam - How many questions did each section

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Has anyone taken it? How many questions did each section have and how were the sections broken up? I am curious because it is supposed to be 150 questions, but it looks like the practice exam only covers 75. I am already a CPC, so most of it should be a repeat.

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Kim
 

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I knew that the practice exam was only 75 questions; that is what puzzled me. Please let me know when anyone takes it.

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Kim
 

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I sat for the COSC exam back when it was the CPC-Ortho in November 2007. It was 150 questions. I found the test to be very easy to get through but I had been in Orthopedics for 8 years at that point. From what I recall about the test, there were three (3) sections of 25 questions. Not only did I prepare using the study quide but I also went to EricaCodes.com and JustCoding.com for ortho type questions/quizzes that really helped. At the time I took the test, I had been coding for orthopedic surgeons for 4 years and I had been a CPC for a year. Just review anything and everything you can get your hands on and I feel you will get through the test with no problem.

S/ Kyna, CPC-COSC:eek:
 

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I sat for the COSC exam back when it was the CPC-Ortho in November 2007. It was 150 questions. I found the test to be very easy to get through but I had been in Orthopedics for 8 years at that point. From what I recall about the test, there were three (3) sections of 25 questions. Not only did I prepare using the study quide but I also went to EricaCodes.com and JustCoding.com for ortho type questions/quizzes that really helped. At the time I took the test, I had been coding for orthopedic surgeons for 4 years and I had been a CPC for a year. Just review anything and everything you can get your hands on and I feel you will get through the test with no problem.

S/ Kyna, CPC-COSC:eek:
Not sure if this will help but I recently sat for the CEMC exam and as some of you stated with the practicum it had 75 questions, but the actual test had 5 cases with 3 questions per case.
 

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wow..now I'm totally confused -- 75 questions, 150 questions, or 5 case with 3 questions each which is what,......15 questions total???


according to our own website: (pasted directly from it)......
Specialty Exams

150 multiple-choice questions (proctored)
5 1/2 hours
$245.00
1 free retake
Open Code book (manuals)
Specialty exams aptly measure preparedness for “real world” coding by being operative/patient-note based. In addition to questions regarding the correct application of ICD-9-CM, CPT®, HCPCS Level II and modifier coding assignments, examinees will also be tested on specialty-specific coding and regulations.

Specialty Exam Preparation
Please be aware that each specialty exam is comprehensive of the facets of its specialty to ensure you are truly a master in your specialized field of coding. It is STRONGLY recommended that you complete the Online Specialty Exam Practicum, which will measure your readiness for the actual exam.
 

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I took the COSC test on 4/18/09. It was 150 multiple choice questions, no different sections to pass, all added together. I only studied the practicum, and that helped a lot, since I only have experience in orthopedic ASC for over a year. I almost ran out of time, but I managed to pass the first time. I took the CPC last Saturday, waiting for that results now...
 

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wow..now I'm totally confused -- 75 questions, 150 questions, or 5 case with 3 questions each which is what,......15 questions total???


according to our own website: (pasted directly from it)......
Specialty Exams

150 multiple-choice questions (proctored)
5 1/2 hours
$245.00
1 free retake
Open Code book (manuals)
Specialty exams aptly measure preparedness for “real world” coding by being operative/patient-note based. In addition to questions regarding the correct application of ICD-9-CM, CPT®, HCPCS Level II and modifier coding assignments, examinees will also be tested on specialty-specific coding and regulations.

Specialty Exam Preparation
Please be aware that each specialty exam is comprehensive of the facets of its specialty to ensure you are truly a master in your specialized field of coding. It is STRONGLY recommended that you complete the Online Specialty Exam Practicum, which will measure your readiness for the actual exam.
Donna,

I took the CEMC and there were a total of 50 notes to read with 3 question for each note, which gives you the 150 questions.
 

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I'm scheduled to take the test mid July. What sources did you take with you? I understand about the CPT and ICD-9 books. The practicum mentions 50 sheets that are allowable to use. What are they talking about?
Also, I am not sure how to determine RVU order as I always use software for that.
Thank you for any help.
 

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The 50 sheets are the E/M sheets that came with the practicum, but I was not allowed to use that - it did not bother me though. You do not need the RVU thing - I know nothing about that, and did not need it. I took my 2 orthopedics coding companions (that counts as 1) and also my diagnoses desk reference (my choice). Good Luck!
 

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I am working on the practicum for this exam now. WOW! I work in ortho consulting and I think the test is going to be wicked. Very tough questions. I recommend getting the practicum for anyone who wants to sit for this exam. It gives real-life questions and a great example of whats on the test.
 
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