I just found out I passed the CHONC with zero background in this specialty, so I'm beyond thrilled. It wasn't easy and I know we can't really talk about the test questions, etc. My biggest piece of advice is to read the questions as they are written. Don't read into them. If it's not there, it's not there.

I work for a large Payer, so it's sometimes difficult to take yourself out of your everyday job for these tests. But that's what you have to do. Like some of the other coders mentioned, it may apply in the "Medicare world" one way, but CPT has their own stance. Just pay attention to the differences and how the question is being asked.

I wish you the best of luck!