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    Hello,

    I am considering taking the e/m test, but wondered if anyone had a study guide for this exam. I am willing to pay for this book. I just want a "refresher" in this. I was on the aapc website and it seems to me that it's more than just e/m coding on this exam? Am I correct in saying that.

    Thanks in advance
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
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    Roxanne - as I recall, 95% was E/M. I used my HCPCS once and ICD-9 a couple of times. Honestly I didn't find the study guide helpful at all...pretty basic. However I did take the exam and purchase the study guide in 2007 - things may have changed.

    What you really need is to be confident in your knowledge of 95 and 97 guidelines - which you should bring with you!
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Curtis View Post
    Roxanne - as I recall, 95% was E/M. I used my HCPCS once and ICD-9 a couple of times. Honestly I didn't find the study guide helpful at all...pretty basic. However I did take the exam and purchase the study guide in 2007 - things may have changed.

    What you really need is to be confident in your knowledge of 95 and 97 guidelines - which you should bring with you!
    Thanks Lisa,

    I am wondering myself if the exam has changed a bit too, because I spoke briefly with someone who took it in Nov 08 and she basically said the same thing you did; but when I look at the info on aapc website it has all this other stuff, I think I will call aapc tomorrow.

    Thanks again!
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
    rthamescpci@gmail.com


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    I have heard that they made it a little more difficult...that you have to determine the levels of the key elements for the questions. As I recall, they pretty much gave that to us on the exam.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Curtis View Post
    I have heard that they made it a little more difficult...that you have to determine the levels of the key elements for the questions. As I recall, they pretty much gave that to us on the exam.
    That doesn't seem bad at all then... I guess I will sign up for the exam..

    Thanks,
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
    rthamescpci@gmail.com


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