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    I just checked my credentials on line and it says I am a cpc-a...so i guess i passed my test! yea!! I am just too jazzed...and totally relieved that i do not have to take that bear of a test again!! I am a emergency room RN and I always thought nursing boards were hard...CPC takes the cake by far as one of the most challenging tests i have taken. ...... but if i can do, anyone can....yea!!! i passed (i think)!!

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    I just found out I passed yesterday too! Congratulations!

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    congrats to you !!!

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    I am so happy for you! I took my nursing state boards on my 21st birthday and thought that was bad. It was preschool compared to this test. I've been in medical billing for over 10 years. I've kept up my RN ceu's also. I started studying in January this year and took my test in September and passed! I have alot of respect for anyone who sits for the test, esp those who go thru it twice. What an opportunity we now have with our medical backgrounds.
    Congrats!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!
    Terri RN, CPC

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    WAY TO GO!!!! I am studing for mine right now. I hope I do as good as you.

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    Congrats!! I know the feeling. I didn't even think to check the website to see if I passed. I just waited and waited and waited. Then finally one Friday I checked my mailbox and saw a big white envelope from AAPC, it was then I knew that I passed. I jumped all over the place. I know my neighbors were looking at me like I was crazy, but I did not care; I was just happy that I passed. Obtaining the CPC certification is a great accomplishment. Congrats again.

    Na'Ketta Williams, CPC

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    I hear you about nursing boards. those were very hard. I took the nursing boards when they were two days long..talk about stress!! I have to hand it to anyone who passed the CPC test. It was a bear! I have so much more respect for my medical record (non-nurse) friends. They always impressed me anyways with how much they knew. The best thing about passing is knowing I do not have to take it again!!
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    I'm going for my CPC-H on the 22. I just hope I pass!!
    codermcdreamy CPC, CPC-H

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    i just have a question for you what made you decide on taking the cpc exam if you're already a certified rn?

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    I wanted to do something different and since i have kids, something to do at home. I have been an rn for 20 years and have worked in cancer nursing (oncology) to running a physician practice....Now I work in the ER. I'm not getting any younger. 12 hour shifts, holidays, no lunches, heavy lifting..I HURT when i get home. A group of us looked into different things..medical billing, etc.. and 2 of my friends took an RN coder course that i also ended up taking. It was expensive and 1 week long but we have a certification that was good enought to be recognized by our hospital to let us do the er coding. I now am working for a company that does remote (from home) er coding..and they onlly hire RNs to code. They really were pushing to have us get a more of a main stream certification, so I studied for a couple of weeks and took the test. I do code from home 2-3 hours when i dont work. I could make more working extra shifts inthe ER but I can't do laundry when i am at the hospital. I honestly can say that if I was not a nurse with lots of first hand experience, i don't think i could have passed the test. I try to imagine being newly out of a coding program and taking this test. It was hard. A lot of the scenarios and even the terminology was hard..for me. Hats off to you who have done it without a heavy medical background. As far as being a Rn and getting into coding, it really is becoming a niche market for us. I am taking to an insurance company right now too. They like that we can read between the lines just based on our nursing experience. go figure. It is a nice break from working in the hospital. Good luck to everyone!!

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