I use the ICD volume 1 & 2 for physician's because i do the billing for a physician's office. I don't know how detailed the hopital ICD-9 is but i do know that Volume 3 is procedure codes used by hospitals and not docotor's. Here is a decription from the AAPC, you can compare it to the decription for volumes 1 & 2. I am taking the CPC-H and was told i don't need volume 3 because it won't be on the exam. So you can use either one. Im using the physician's edition and so far no problems.Would some one mind explaining the difference between ICD-9-CM volumes 1&2 and ICD-9 volumes 1,2 &3 (hospital) manuals?
Can the hospital edition be used for the CPC study and exam.
My best advise it to go with you first answer. Do not change. Think long think wrong is what i believe Also, someone metioned about the Op notes being so long. I agree with what she wrote. Don't sit there and read everyone and then code. It will take forever. What i do is look up my dx first. If it is A B C D and the correct dx is in A and C then i don't bother with the other two. That's what helps me. Also try and time youself. You have 150 questions and 5 hours to take the test. So try not to spend more than a minute of each one. Answer the ones you know first, and then ones you don't know, skip and put a lil mark next to it so you don't over look it when you come back. Get a good nights rest, good breakfast. Not too much because you don't want to be too full but just enough so your not hungry. Take a nice warm bath the night before and a hot shower the morning of. Bring peppermints or gum to keep you awake. And relax,, don't stress the small stuff. Don't try and beat the clock, just work around it. If you take a minute of each question you should have more than enough time to come back and do the one's you had trouble with.I am retaking the CPC exam in December. I am studying much harder, working with on line exams and the exam book. But I still feel I need some guidance. Can anyone give me suggestions so I can pass this time. I did not fail the whole exam.
I took my test of CPC-H on Nov 22, 2008. Awaiting Results now. You need to bring your 2008 ICD-9, CPT (AMA), and HCPCS. Tests consist of Medical Terminology(prefix, suffixes,etc, ICD-9, CPT, HCPCS, Surgery, Anesthesia, E/M, Pathology, Radiology, Medicine, and Modifiers. It's 150 questions with lots of coding scenarios at self-pace as long as done with that 5 hours.I took the CPC exam but now taking the CPC-H can anyone tell me the type of questions that differ from CPC VERSUS CPC-H? I would like to study that area...i'm taking test in few days...thanks
Will the medical terminolgy and Anotomy portion of the test be open book? Can we use our books or we only use them for the coding?