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Failed my COSC exam

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    Hey guys, I am looking for some good resources to study. I purchased and worked the practicum, but I am still needing improvement. What would you recommend?

    Thanks

    April

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    why did you fail? how far is the practicum from the real test? did you buy the self study guide as well? what is your experience? i am taking the test next month, so you could see i am getting a bit nervous
    Angelica Stephens RHIT, CPMA, COSC, CCS-P, CPC, COC.
    Albuquerque, NM

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    I'm not sure what I missed. They just give you a pass/fail and what percentage were correct. I did purchase the practicum and it was helpful, but the test is more in depth (more codes per operative note). I have not had any formal training, but rather in office learning as I go for about two years. Hope this helps!

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    how many sections does the test have?
    Angelica Stephens RHIT, CPMA, COSC, CCS-P, CPC, COC.
    Albuquerque, NM

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    i also just failed the cosc!!! i did pretty good on the practicum as well but am used to only coding for the finger to the elbow. i felt rushed for time and probably didnt read over the ops as good as i should have. it was very overwhelming. did u use any reference books?

    there are practice test, however u have to pay for them but if u ask someone on this site who might already have it they might be able to fax or email it to u.
    if u do get one, could u please forward to me as well, i will do the same

    i am scheduled for the retake on 12/12/09 so i need to get to it

    to answer u astephens the test was not in sections it was nothing but op reports and they give u choices of cpt & icd-9 codes to choose from however if u do not have a reference book that tells u which procedures are inclusive with the others ur gonna be in trouble
    Good Luck!!!
    Last edited by michellelgrd; 09-25-2009 at 02:56 PM.

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    what is your area of expertise as it pertains to ortho?

    i believe i did the worst on the hip and spine because i code only for the shoulder to the fingers. maybe we could practice together if u have experience in the hip and spine or even the feet areas i can help u with the others

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    I code everything but the spine or i should say as for the spine i only code for discographies and implant of pumps.i do have the coding companion from ingenix, i got the practicum and two years ago i got the self study guide.
    Angelica Stephens RHIT, CPMA, COSC, CCS-P, CPC, COC.
    Albuquerque, NM

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    is there an all in one coding companion? i have the upper ortho and i know they have a lower, but they only allow you one for the exam

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    you can use both the upper and lower coding companions for the exam, I did
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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    Default BOTH volumes of Ortho Coding Companion
    The official list of allowed / recommended references materials states specifically for the COSC "Both volumes of the Coding Companion"

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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