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    I want to take the exam in october. I am a CPC, but i want to get into ASC, but i have never done ASC coding before. Please can anyone tell me would this be a good idea to take the test.


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    I thought the ASC exam was a little more difficult than the CPC exam, and I am an ASC coder. It is all operative notes and covers every coding section in the CPT book. Most ASC coders work in one or two specialties. I purchased the practicum and it was a big help in preparing for the exam. Even if you don't pass the first time, it will give you a good idea of what to expect when you take it again. The only issue I have with having multiple certifications is having to get additional CEU's, which is not easy for ASC. That's the reason I haven't taken the OBGYN exam. I'm not trying to talk you out of it. It is definitely worth it if you want to get into an ASC.
    Hope this helps.
    Anastasia, CPC, CASCC, COBGC

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