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    Has anyone taken the Auditing Specilaty Exam? How difficult was it and how much does it help?

    I am currently studying for my RHIT/HIM degree and was looking at taking the E/M Specialty exam but wanted to take a look at this first. I figured with the Healthcare Reform and Insurance co's looking at everyone's files this exam may be worth taking. Thanks.

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    Anything for a Yankee fan! I took and passed the exam in May. The exam follows the NAMAS study guide and the compliance questions are challenging. I felt the E/M auditing questions were the easiest part - just don't be thrown by the specialty represented in the chart notes. I had never read chemo flow sheets or psychiatric office notes, but the questions were very straightforward and relevant to general auditing principles. Read the other threads in this forum (search: CPMA). You will see many comments about the boot camps and the exam. Still waiting for the next A-Bomb from A-Rod! Good luck.
    Melanie Zinser, RMC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC
    Coding Educator & Quality Analyst
    OhioHealth Physician Group
    melanie.zinser@ohiohealth.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by melzinser View Post
    Anything for a Yankee fan! I took and passed the exam in May. The exam follows the NAMAS study guide and the compliance questions are challenging. I felt the E/M auditing questions were the easiest part - just don't be thrown by the specialty represented in the chart notes. I had never read chemo flow sheets or psychiatric office notes, but the questions were very straightforward and relevant to general auditing principles. Read the other threads in this forum (search: CPMA). You will see many comments about the boot camps and the exam. Still waiting for the next A-Bomb from A-Rod! Good luck.
    Funny... was just talking to my co-worker about A-Rod pressing for 600. I said he'll hit it and then follow up with 5 or more quick ones. Thanks for the info. Will look into it. I think this this type of certification pays for itself in the long-run.

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