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    Does anyone know what percentage is needed to be considered passing? When I checked my results it showed me I had a 67% and I'm about to order some practice test and prepare for my retake. Just want to kind of get an idea of how far out of the ball park I am.

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    I think the passing score is 70% in overall sections.you have to score 70% in all sections like E/M, Anesthesia,medicine,billing etc.All the best for the another attempt.Aim to score high..
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    Nalini CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by mekab26@yahoo.com View Post
    Does anyone know what percentage is needed to be considered passing? When I checked my results it showed me I had a 67% and I'm about to order some practice test and prepare for my retake. Just want to kind of get an idea of how far out of the ball park I am.
    70% and above.

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    It is 70%. I failed my exam too, I got a 64%. I'm retaking the exam next Saturday the 4th. I've had someone help me by supplying me with several coding exams. My suggestion is start coding like theres no tomorrow. I feel much more confident in my coding. You'll start knowing what to pick out of the records.

    Good luck to you.

    Michelle

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    You need a overall 70% or higher to pass. As a reminder when you are taking the exam, it has already been coded for you - Simply eliminate any wrong answers and choose the best answer available.

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    70. The first time I took it I got a 63 then an 82. You do not need to order the practice tests if you have one already. Re-read the highlighted text from school then read the guidelines in the actual CPT book including the intro and the guidelines before each section of the CPT book. Then familiarize yourself with the HCPCS book. I would suggest reading Appendix A which goes into detail about each modifier and jot notes next to the front flap about each modifier. The more notes in your CPT the better especially when you are under stress during the test. Also, take your practice exam and section it off by 50 questions at a time in 2 hours time. Redo the practice test you have. When reviewing the textbook pay particular attention to E/M, cardiology, and lacerations, pathology, lesions, and the stuff you know will be on the test again! When taking the exam start with number 1 til your head hurts from coding ( about 3-4 hours) then switch to the terminology and HCPCS and practice mgmt sections to give your brain a break then go back to the coding where you left off. If you are having trouble choosing between 2 codes check the ICD code and eliminate the wrong answer from there or by eliminating the wrong modifier. Trust me it works! Good Luck!

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    when did you take your exam? I took mine on the 14th and still have not gotten my scores!

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    you need to get a 70% or higher to pass the exam. an it takes 5-6 days to get your test results back on this website and then about a month to recieve them in the mail. your really close to passing so GOOD LUCK

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    You need at least a 70% average of all 3 sections combined. It used to be 70% in each section to pass, however the scoring changed in 2009 to total combined average.

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    I just took the exam and got a 58%. I just read your comment and will try this. I need to pass this exam. Any other suggestions. Thanks Linda
    Quote Originally Posted by Doreen Smith View Post
    70. The first time I took it I got a 63 then an 82. You do not need to order the practice tests if you have one already. Re-read the highlighted text from school then read the guidelines in the actual CPT book including the intro and the guidelines before each section of the CPT book. Then familiarize yourself with the HCPCS book. I would suggest reading Appendix A which goes into detail about each modifier and jot notes next to the front flap about each modifier. The more notes in your CPT the better especially when you are under stress during the test. Also, take your practice exam and section it off by 50 questions at a time in 2 hours time. Redo the practice test you have. When reviewing the textbook pay particular attention to E/M, cardiology, and lacerations, pathology, lesions, and the stuff you know will be on the test again! When taking the exam start with number 1 til your head hurts from coding ( about 3-4 hours) then switch to the terminology and HCPCS and practice mgmt sections to give your brain a break then go back to the coding where you left off. If you are having trouble choosing between 2 codes check the ICD code and eliminate the wrong answer from there or by eliminating the wrong modifier. Trust me it works! Good Luck!

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