Today you need to get a 70% overall for all 150 questions. They all count the same. You can get any 45 wrong of the 150 and still pass with a 70%. I could not find this info on the AAPC website, but Laureen Jandroep checks every year to get the latest information and that is what she was told by AAPC for 2013. Years ago, you needed to get 70% in each section of the exam, but this is not the case now. (FYI, Laureen Jandroep, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CMSCS, CHCI, CPPM, creates Blitz Review Videos every year to help students prepare for the CPC exam.)Do I need to pass 70% on each section of the test or overall??? 2 years ago it was overall...is it still the same????
I cannot find this webinar on AAPC..Please help!Have you all try ordering the webinar from AAPC call how to pass the CPC exam on your first try. I swear by this webinar, I failed my exam 2 times and then I order this webinar and it gives you the inside scoop on how to pass the exam. This was the best webinar I have seen so far and I can tell you that it works, I didn't want to just pass I wanted to score higher than 70 and I did. So before you go out and spend your hard earn money on something else, contact AAPC and inquire about the webinar. I promise you will not regret it!
Beverly A Taylor, CPC
I would go with a regular CPC over CPC-P. I work for an insurance company and was told CPC will go a lot further. I was told there are so few CPC-P that it may become a discontinued credential one of these days. I don't plan on taking CPB until i complete my CPC. I may do the CPC-P next as i already have a background in reimbursement.I am in the process of getting my certification and which one is widely recognized and which would be likely to a making a living.....Which one is more popular? I was to pass the first time if I can the exam..... Passing exam percentage?
Does anyone know what percentage is needed to be considered passing? When I checked my results it showed me I had a 67% and I'm about to order some practice test and prepare for my retake. Just want to kind of get an idea of how far out of the ball park I am.
I too am on pins and needles waiting to see if I passed. I feel really good about it, I only guessed on a few and I felt confident in my answers. I hope I'm not delusional about how I did! How soon can the results come back? I took mine on 7/16 so it's been 5 days since. I've been checking the aapc website 2-3 times a day!
I know this thread is a little old but what helped me is definitely going through the guidelines and conventions in both the ICD-10 and CPT; going through the chapter specific guidelines, just over and over, knowing where everything is in all your code manuals too and believe it or not, in your CPT, instead of tabbing the side with all the tabs that came with it, put those tabs on the top and bottom and then create your own tabs, 0-9, and put the zero tab at the start of your 00 codes, your 1 tab on the start of your 10000-19999 section, 2 tab at the start of the 20000 codes, etc. It helps tremendously with finding your codes speedy quick. Know where your drug codes are on in the HCPCS and the modifier section in the HCPCS, tab those so you can refer to them quickly. Also, in the CPT, read your parentheses under the codes you look up, you'll miss a few if you don't! Watch missokieok's videos on youtube; excellent free information on ICD-10 and more importantly CPT coding, I watched all of them and literally came to understand some of the more difficult procedures thoroughly. Very helpful.