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If you are preparing for the AAPC CPC exam then it is always recommended for you to take some practice exams first. The practice tests that you take in order to prepare for the exam and the method of the exam is very important. You should always rely on the practice tests that are close to the actual exam schedule and question level.
AAPC exam for Certified Professional Coder can be quite a tough exam and many of us feel extreme need of integrated assistance for the exam. The exam can be hard to pass in the first attempt without proper guidance and practice, and that is why many people realize the need of a good quality practice exam to prepare for the exam in their second attempt for it.
A good practice exam should fully prepare its examinee for the real exam. Knowing what to expect and not being surprised on exam day are important.
AAPC's CPC exam is 150 questions and must be completed in 5 hours and 40 minutes or less.
Click here to try out some sample CPC exam practice questions which come with the full rationale answers
There are three main sections to the CPC exam:
1) Medical Concepts
2) Surgery and Modifiers
3) Remaining CPT codes
Each of these three sections are then further divided into the following smaller headings.
1) Medical Concepts:
**The following sub-divisions are each assigned 5-10 category specific questions**
2) Surgery And Modifiers:
**This section is mainly sub-divided to reflect the surgery section of the CPT book and assigns 5-10 category specific questions to each of the following sub-divisions**
Male and Female reproductive organs
Maternity/ Endocrine system
3) Remaining CPT Codes:
**This portion of the exam focuses on the remaining CPT codes and assigns 5-10 category specific questions to each of the following sub-division**
Evaluation and Management
This 150 question CPC practice exam was created using the structure listed above in order to emulate the actual CPC exam as closely as possible. We felt that by doing this examinees would know exactly what to expect on examination day. By utilizing this structure examinees can better prepare for the exam by focusing on category specific questions and identifying areas of weakness. Knowing what to expect in detail also tend to help calm pre-test anxiety.
AAPC's CPC exam is 150 questions long. Questions range from true and false, to 1-2 sentences, to full page operative notes.
Questions on the CPC exam do not cover just specific medical codes. Questions can be very diverse, testing the examinees knowledge on:
Understanding of Conventions
Correct Modifier Use
Bundling and Global Packages
Medical Terminology and Gross Anatomy