• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ & read the forum rules. To view all forums, post or create a new thread, you must be an AAPC Member. If you are a member and have already registered for member area and forum access, you can log in by clicking here. If you've forgotten your username or password use our password reminder tool. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below..
  • Important Note: We will be performing a scheduled maintenance on 1st November 2020. The site will be offline from 7:30PM (MT) till midnight. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

HCPRO CPC Bootcamp

Messages
7
Best answers
0
Hello everyone. I was wondering if any of you here used the HCPRO CPC bootcamp before taking your CPC exam? I have spoken with a local coder here in my area, and he highly recommends doing it. The cost for a one week class is $1800, but I hear that the education you receive is very valuable. Any comments/ideas are welcome. Thanks.
 

cperk

Networker
Messages
30
Location
Chula Vista
Best answers
0
1800.00? Wow! Go to codingcertification.org and get the exam prep DVDs by Laureen Jandroep. I swear by them. Passed my CPC on the first time with an 80. The cost is 240.00. I'm hired as a medical coder a month later. 1800.00 just seems excessive. I passed that test with one semester of medical terminology and one semester of coding, and those Dvds. Don't think I would have passed without them.
 
Messages
7
Best answers
0
Thanks cperk

Thanks cperk. Will definitely check into codingcertification.org and those dvds. I was not aware of the site or the dvds. Yes, $1800 for one week does sound excessive, especially when it's coming out of your own pocket.
 

karras

Networker
Messages
61
Best answers
0
My employer was going to start requiring coders to be certified. My supervisor, who was proactive, asked me if I would be willing to attend the HCPRO CPC bootcamp. To be honest, I don't think I would have passed the CPC exam without the bootcamp. The coding I do is specialized, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, so I needed help. I passed on the first try. I have no idea what my score was because at that time AAPC didn't give out the scores at that time. The days were long and tiring but the info was very valuable. You leave with a binder chuck full of info. They tell you what you can have written in your CPT book. The instructor I had helped us put tabs in our CPT books. Be prepared for "homework" every night too. Overall it was a good experience and I'd recommend it.
 

scorrado

Expert
Messages
293
Location
Bridgewater, VA
Best answers
0
I went through the bootcamp and thought it was great. I did go into it with coding experience which helped because it is a lot of information in a short period of time. By Thursday I felt like my brain was full and could not learn anymore. I do not think I would have passed the CPC the first time without the bootcamp. Well worth the money in my opinon.
 
Top