When I took my CPC exam 5 years ago, we had to have a current CPT, ICD-9, and HCPCS book, but I am not sure what's required/allowed now. I would suggest 2 things: do NOT leave any answers blank-at least make a guess because you know for sure a blank answer will be marked wrong. And second, I found using my ICD9 sort of like a dictionary helped me a lot: one of my first questions was about hallux valgus which I had NO idea was a hammetoe at the time, but by looking up hallux valgus I was able to pick the right code. Also, my coding teacher told us to skip around and do the Surgery sections since it is the biggest-and try to take advantage of the breaks allowed-it really helps to get up and stretch! Good luck!!
Kristina, CPC, CANPC
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