Practicode FAQ

General Questions

  • Practicode records are updated annually and will automatically update for users
  • Practicode is set up to accept 2 years codes (i.e. 2018 or 2019 codes can be used, when new 2020 codes are released the system will accept 2019 or 2020 codes)
  • Once purchased, you will receive an email that includes a link, username, and password to Blackboard, www.aapc.blackboard.com giving you access instantly.
  • To access Practicode click on the resources tab and select Practicode.
  • Use your login and password provided in the registration email to access Practicode.
  • CEU's are not currently available with Practicode.
  • Specialty Modules have 3 CEUs available for each specialty completed with a 70% or higher.
  • Extensions can be purchased for the price of $29.95, giving you access to the content to the end of the next month.
  • Each assessment (except COC) requires codes to be entered in RVU work order because every CPT code has been assigned a relative value unit (RVU) and they are determined based on the resources necessary to the physician’s performance of the service. Assigning these services in the proper sequence based on a highest to lowest RVUs can ensure proper payment. When submitting the claims, listing the codes in the wrong order may lower your reimbursements. This proper sequencing is crucial when it comes to reimbursement because if a lower RVU code is billed first, it will be reimbursed fully while the higher RVU code will be paid at a reduced rate thus lowering the overall reimbursement. Because of this we have required that the procedure codes are listed in Work RVU order and cannot give you credit for reporting your coding in the wrong order.
  • Email Practicode@aapc.com if you have questions regarding the coding for a case.
  • Practicode is not a coached product.
    • We do make every effort to provide assistance should you be stuck, however, the rationales provided with the content will assist with most questions.
  • To print your certificate from the course you can go to your my purchases section on the AAPC website or you can contact AAPC at Learningportal.help@aapc.com to have your certificate emailed to you.
  • If you purchased Practicode from an AAPC client, please follow the directions that they provided for you.

Practicum FAQ's

  • All users are provided 18 months to complete the content from the date of enrollment.
  • Extension can be purchased to extend your access to all for completion. (See Extension question for more details)
  • By completing CPC-A Practicum, you earn one-year experience toward removal of your apprentice "A."
  • Build your resume and gain confidence from coding 600+ actual medical records. (You will want to add this to your education experience as an internship type experience).
  • Upon successful completion of the program you will receive an internship/externship recommendation letter with details about the program that you can use in your employment search.
  • No score is required to complete Practice Modules.
  • The whole practicum course is designed to provide experience coding the approximate number of cases a coder would expect to see in a year while on the job. This is why it qualifies for “A” experience. The modules are meant for practice, but this is meant to be actual coding practice and not simply as an afterthought or to bypass to get straight to the assessments.
  • Each assessment in the Practicums require a 70% minimum and 3 attempts are provided.
  • If you purchased the full CPC-A or COC-A Practicum a letter of completion experience will automatically be generated and sent to the Membership Department at AAPC.
    • If you purchased each module/assessment separately, call AAPC at 1-800-626-2633 so that we can process your experience toward your "A" removal.
  • You can review the case and the correct coding as many times as you like for as long as you have access to the content.

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