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    Apr 2007
    Raleigh, NC

    Default Specialty Exams

    AAPC: Back to School
    I was wondering if anybody has taken the E/M or family Practice specialty exams? How were they & did you benefit from them? I am pondering taking them, but wanted to find out if its really worth it.


    Michelle R, CPC
    Last edited by mraymond74; 08-07-2008 at 01:03 PM. Reason: .

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Cpc-e/m

    I have my CPC-E/M. I think it was worthwhile. Even though I work for a pediatric surgery practice, we still use E/M coding. We still have an internal audit program. Having that additional credential helps me be recognized as the E/M authority on our staff.

    Keep in mind, however, that once you have a specialty credential you need an EXTRA 8 CEUs each year, that are directly related to your specialty credential. So if you're getting virtually all your CEUs from Edgeblast and Coding Edge self-tests, then you may have a hard time meeting the CEUs for the specialty credential.

    Good Luck!

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

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