CRC Exam Prep Course Advice

volleyb13

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I recently purchased the CRC prep course. This is my first time taking a distance learning course for a certification. My CPC and CPMA were both in person training courses. For those who have taken the CRC Online Prep and sat for the exam, what would be your best suggestion/advice for reviewing the content provided? I am trying to see the best way to tackle the chapters. I see that each chapter has reading material, quizzes, lectures and a chapter review exam. Is it best to read the content, review the lecture and highlight info discussed, then take the quizzes and chapter review exam? The in person training's were always very helpful as the instructors would really emphasize the important information to know, review and study. There is so much info in the reading material that I just wanted to see the best way to review all the content that will be beneficial in sitting for the exam. Anyone who has previously taken and successfully completed the training and obtained their certification that could provide any helpful feedback would be great! Thank you.
 

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I just finished the CRC course. I did not watch the videos. I only reviewed the reading materials. I started doing both but found that I got more out of the reading. A coworker of mine did just the opposite. She found the reading boring and enjoyed the lectures. You may want to try both and see what works best for you.


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Since you already have the 2 certifications, you have good background knowledge to pass the CRC Exam. The best advice I received before I sat for mine is Read the ICD 10 Guidelines thoroughly and understand it very well, highlight and know every part of it, it really made a big difference for me. Goodluck!
 
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Good luck! And happy studying :)

I have my CPC and CPMA to and just recently passed my CRC. I took both CPMA and CRC through distance learning and liked it! First I studied for my CRC by reading through/making notes/highlighting in my study guide book and then took all three of the online practice exams more than once to test my knowledge. I also definitely do recommend reading the ICD 10 Guidelines thoroughly and highlighting important areas. It did feel weird sitting for the exam and only needing the ICD-10 book lol. Now that I passed I wish I could find a position where I could utilize my skills because I feel ultimately real world experience is the best way to become savy in the Risk Adjustment area of coding. As they say "You don't use it, you lose it".

Good luck! And happy studying :)


M.Hannus, CPC, CPMA, CRC
 

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Thank you so much everyone for your feedback. I really appreciate all the info! Fingers crossed for a positive outcome! :)
 

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Good luck! And happy studying :)

I have my CPC and CPMA to and just recently passed my CRC. I took both CPMA and CRC through distance learning and liked it! First I studied for my CRC by reading through/making notes/highlighting in my study guide book and then took all three of the online practice exams more than once to test my knowledge. I also definitely do recommend reading the ICD 10 Guidelines thoroughly and highlighting important areas. It did feel weird sitting for the exam and only needing the ICD-10 book lol. Now that I passed I wish I could find a position where I could utilize my skills because I feel ultimately real world experience is the best way to become savy in the Risk Adjustment area of coding. As they say "You don't use it, you lose it".

Good luck! And happy studying :)


M.Hannus, CPC, CPMA, CRC
Good morning, I am taking the CRC and studying for it. I have an outline, but I'm having trouble finding data mining in the CRC book, do you remember what chapter this is in, I looked everywhere. thank you
 

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I just passed my CRC exam. I took the practice exams mulitple times and read the study guide about 3 times. I also had someone who helped me with medical terminology as I didn't take a course. I passed the first time and it was difficult.
Data mining wasn't really on the exam, but if so, there really was one question which was on the practice exams. Data mining can most likely be found in chapters 4, 5, or 6. If anything it was one sentence.
 

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I just passed my CRC exam. I took the practice exams mulitple times and read the study guide about 3 times. I also had someone who helped me with medical terminology as I didn't take a course. I passed the first time and it was difficult.
Data mining wasn't really on the exam, but if so, there really was one question which was on the practice exams. Data mining can most likely be found in chapters 4, 5, or 6. If anything it was one sentence.
Oh Wow!!!! Congratulations!!!!! I'm so happy for you, thank you for the feedback. I will purchase the practice exams and see if this will make a difference, thank you again :)
 

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Good morning, I am taking the CRC and studying for it. I have an outline, but I'm having trouble finding data mining in the CRC book, do you remember what chapter this is in, I looked everywhere. thank you
thank you for your advise, I will purchase the practice exams so I can become more familiar with everything. A lot of people say it's hard to find a job after completing a certification. Don't give up, things are turning around now that the pandemic is clearing up. You will def. find something. Thank you so much for your reply :)
 

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Good morning, I am taking the CRC and studying for it. I have an outline, but I'm having trouble finding data mining in the CRC book, do you remember what chapter this is in, I looked everywhere. thank you
Good luck! And happy studying :)

I have my CPC and CPMA to and just recently passed my CRC. I took both CPMA and CRC through distance learning and liked it! First I studied for my CRC by reading through/making notes/highlighting in my study guide book and then took all three of the online practice exams more than once to test my knowledge. I also definitely do recommend reading the ICD 10 Guidelines thoroughly and highlighting important areas. It did feel weird sitting for the exam and only needing the ICD-10 book lol. Now that I passed I wish I could find a position where I could utilize my skills because I feel ultimately real world experience is the best way to become savy in the Risk Adjustment area of coding. As they say "You don't use it, you lose it".

Good luck! And happy studying :)


M.Hannus, CPC, CPMA, CRC
Thank you for your advise, I will purchase the practice exams so I can become more familiar with everything. A lot of people say it's hard to find a job after completing a certification. Don't give up, things are turning around now that the pandemic is clearing up. You will def. find something. Thank you so much for your reply :)
 

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I just finished the CRC course. I did not watch the videos. I only reviewed the reading materials. I started doing both but found that I got more out of the reading. A coworker of mine did just the opposite. She found the reading boring and enjoyed the lectures. You may want to try both and see what works best for you.


Heather, CPC
Thank you so much for your reply, I will give it a try again 2nd attempt. :)
 

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For someone who has taken the CRC exam, what is the format of the actual exam and is the exam split into two sessions?
I think it was split into 4 or 5 sections, mocking the study guide really. there is a section on actual coding and then the other questions related to compliance, documentation improvements etc.
 
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