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    Medical Coding Books
    you too good luck

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    Question Possible typo/error
    Hi

    Have any of you seen an error in the explanation of codes 37765/66, in the CASCC practicum (2009 CPT Coding) on page 10? i just wanna make sure i am correct when i read per CPT code 37766 more than 20 incisions
    because the powerpoint states more than 20 incisions use unlisted 37799

    shouldnt it be for less than 10 incisons use 37799

    Am I understanding this?

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    I took the ASC exam in May. In my opinion, it made the CPC exam a cake walk. It is entirely OP note reading. It took all of the time required and my eyes felt buggy after finishing. I felt there were more orthopedic situations than anything else. I felt it was very difficult and I passed by just a few points. The practicum was helpful - however, the rest of the training did nothing to help.
    Carolyn Kohler, CPC
    Omaha, NE

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    I agree!!!!! It almost doesn't seem right that they are making us pay for something that is useless. And to top it off there isn't any study manual or books or anything out there but ojt. I think we need to request from the AAPC to due something about that.
    Yes you are right the practicum is in error. in CPT book 2009 it states for more than 20 incisions use 37766 and the practicum is incorrect in stating to use an unlisted. Good Catch!!!!
    Last edited by ASC CODER; 10-26-2009 at 06:10 AM.

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    i agree....i took the CASCC in june and felt the same, that the practicum really didn't help at all! the exam is intense! there were mostly ortho ?s and i even got 3 OP reports on dental stuff!!! it completely threw me off!! i guess any specialty an asc can do, there will be at least one scenario in the CASCC exam!! i barely passed also....so good luck to all and watch for time! (i only had 1 min to spare compared to almost 15 extra mins on the CPC exam 3 years earlier!!!)

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    thanks for all your replies...now i am nervous..lolllll

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    I took the CASCC exam in June of this year. It is all op reports. The questions are based on the the procedures codes, diagnosis codes, and if there are any HCPCPS codes. The questions can be tricky. They can ask for the first question: what is the first px listed, second question: what is the second procedure code list, third question is there any additional px codes listed in op report, if so what are they. Definately make sure to bring all 3 books, CPT, ICD9 and HCPCS. There were HCPCS questions. I found the CASCC exam much more difficult than the CPC exam. Even though they extended the time to 5 1/2 hours i still could have used another 2 additional hours. You really do use every minute of that time. Hope it helps

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