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    Quote Originally Posted by HKOFOID View Post
    Hi Tracey,
    Thanks for the tips! So we are allowed to have post its in the books to mark sections? If so, that would definitely help! Did you do any of the practice exams the AAPC offers? I have done them, but some people have said they felt the test was way harder and nothing like the practice tests! That gives me some anxiety!

    Heather
    Tabs marking the sections in the books are fine, I would be careful with anything very large with anything but a word or two written on it as the rules say no loose pages are allowed. I bought some of the 3M tabs and labeled everything I could think of, it did save me some time in finding things. I will say again time management is very important, you can't spend too much time on questions. Browse through the entire test and answer the questions that are easy for you and go back to the more difficult ones. Also make lots of notes in your books that will help you, just make sure you can find them later. I used several of the practice exams and for me anyway they didn't replicate the real test in terms of the stress in getting through the 150 questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrykeeler View Post
    Tabs marking the sections in the books are fine, I would be careful with anything very large with anything but a word or two written on it as the rules say no loose pages are allowed. I bought some of the 3M tabs and labeled everything I could think of, it did save me some time in finding things. I will say again time management is very important, you can't spend too much time on questions. Browse through the entire test and answer the questions that are easy for you and go back to the more difficult ones. Also make lots of notes in your books that will help you, just make sure you can find them later. I used several of the practice exams and for me anyway they didn't replicate the real test in terms of the stress in getting through the 150 questions.
    I am going to get some of those tabs then! Thanks for the tips! Can you write on the test they give you, to mark off questions and answers?

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    I am going to get some of those tabs then! Thanks for the tips! Can you write on the test they give you, to mark off questions and answers?
    The answer sheet it a separate loose piece of paper not attached to the questions booklet. They are 'fill in the bubble' type answer sheet with a #2 pencil and yes you can mark off answers as you go but it will be obvious which ones are still blank. Pretty sure these are graded with a scanner so just be careful to not write near or on the answer bubbles. You can't have any scratch paper so they recommend you just use the booklet with the questions in it...underline key words, mark out the obvious wrong answers etc... You won't have any time for doodling Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrykeeler View Post
    The answer sheet it a separate loose piece of paper not attached to the questions booklet. They are 'fill in the bubble' type answer sheet with a #2 pencil and yes you can mark off answers as you go but it will be obvious which ones are still blank. Pretty sure these are graded with a scanner so just be careful to not write near or on the answer bubbles. You can't have any scratch paper so they recommend you just use the booklet with the questions in it...underline key words, mark out the obvious wrong answers etc... You won't have any time for doodling Good luck.
    Thank you, thank you!

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    I just wanted to let everyone know that I PASSED on the first try! I was done in 4 1/2 hours! Thank you to everyone who gave me suggestions for studying and taking the test!

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    Default about question #17 from 2nd part of AAPC practice exam
    If anyone is doing AAPC practice exam 2nd part question#17
    Do you think that correct answer is mult. choice A. and not B?
    Since under code 77003 we read the following (Injection of contrast during fluoroscopic guidance and localization 77003 is included in 22526,22527,62263,62264,62267,62270-62282,62310-62319)
    Can anybody explain why correct answer is the B. 62311, 77003 and not A. 62311

    Thank you.

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