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    I took the CPC exam and passed the first time with an 82. I am wondering did you guys think the CPC or CPC-H was harder? Or were they about the same??

    I am thinking about taking the CPC-H next. Any advice or tips would be great!

    Thanks.

    Lyndall Oestriecher, CPC

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    Hello how are you? congratulations on passing the CPC test. I was thinking of the CPC-H as well. I actually took the CPC test and did not pass it due to me running out of time. Do you have any suggestions on speeding up on the test?
    April Edwards

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    Well, I would suggest doing the easiest first. I went straight to the medical terminology section did that. Then did the HCPCS codes did that. I finished all that first then focused on the actual coding questions. And always look at the modifiers. Usually you can knock 1 or 2 answers out by figuring out if it has a modifier or not. I also did the AAPC practice tests and I found those helped me a lot because you can actually time yourself on those.

    Hopefully that helps you some.

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    Hello,
    I am a CPC and have been working for a multi speciality group for 5 yrs, 14 docs, IP and clinic including OB-GYN. Looking at other options and also thinking about taking the CPC-H.
    Any recommendations? Is hospital coding a more financially secure position? Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegburch View Post
    Hello,
    I am a CPC and have been working for a multi speciality group for 5 yrs, 14 docs, IP and clinic including OB-GYN. Looking at other options and also thinking about taking the CPC-H.
    Any recommendations? Is hospital coding a more financially secure position? Any thoughts?
    I've had my CPC-H for years but have never really used it. I know a lot of facility coders prefer the CCS as professional coding prefers the CPC. I think if you are looking for security you should consider either the CCS through AHIMA or a specialty credential through the AAPC...Just my opnion though.

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