Jen Godreau, BA, CPC, CPEDC Content Director SuperCoder.com, The Coding Institute [email_address]
 
 
 
<ul><li>Memorize some terms </li></ul><ul><li>Use take-everywhere index cards </li></ul>Lists: CPT 2010 Professional pages...
<ul><li>The suffix ‘itis’ refers to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Below </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Destruction </li></ul></ul><ul...
<ul><li>CPT/ICD-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Medicare </li></ul><ul><li>Payers </li></ul>
<ul><li>Flip to front of each section </li></ul><ul><li>Tag sections with designators </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>Exam Make-Up: </li></ul><ul><li>5 hours and 40 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>150 multiple choice questions </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Look for vocab you know </li></ul><ul><li>Compare answers </li></ul><ul><li>Rule out :  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>extr...
<ul><li>For modifier 59 usage, which of the following guidelines is correct ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always append modifier...
<ul><li>Shop for your fav snacks. </li></ul><ul><li>Assemble your pencils, books. </li></ul><ul><li>Print directions, regi...
 
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CPC Test Taking Tips

  1. 1. Jen Godreau, BA, CPC, CPEDC Content Director SuperCoder.com, The Coding Institute [email_address]
  2. 5. <ul><li>Memorize some terms </li></ul><ul><li>Use take-everywhere index cards </li></ul>Lists: CPT 2010 Professional pages xiv, xv http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_medical_roots,_suffixes_and_prefixes
  3. 6. <ul><li>The suffix ‘itis’ refers to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Below </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Destruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inflammation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weakness </li></ul></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>CPT/ICD-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Medicare </li></ul><ul><li>Payers </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>Flip to front of each section </li></ul><ul><li>Tag sections with designators </li></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>Exam Make-Up: </li></ul><ul><li>5 hours and 40 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>150 multiple choice questions </li></ul><ul><li>Section 1 - 50 Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Terminology - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anatomy - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICD-9-CM - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HCPCS - 5 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coding Concepts - 5 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E&M Coding - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Section 2 - 50 Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anesthesia - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10,000 series CPT - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20,000 series CPT - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30,000 series CPT - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40,000 series CPT - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Section 3 - 50 Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50,000 series CPT - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60,000 series CPT - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70,000 series CPT - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80,000 series CPT - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90,000 series CPT - 10 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start with what you know </li></ul><ul><li>Work on short questions </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on familiar op notes </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in EVERY circle </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>Look for vocab you know </li></ul><ul><li>Compare answers </li></ul><ul><li>Rule out : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>extraordinary ones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>always/never/all </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check answer pattern </li></ul>Go with your gut !
  8. 12. <ul><li>For modifier 59 usage, which of the following guidelines is correct ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always append modifier 59 to an E/M code. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Append modifier 59 only to procedure codes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Append modifier 59 only to E/M codes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Append modifier 59 to all digestive system codes. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>Shop for your fav snacks. </li></ul><ul><li>Assemble your pencils, books. </li></ul><ul><li>Print directions, registration form. </li></ul><ul><li>Get a good night’s sleep. </li></ul><ul><li>Eat a healthy breakfast. </li></ul><ul><li>Trust yourself. </li></ul>
  10. 15. Helps coders, help physicians!

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