While taking your CPC exam, it’s very important that you know the tactics of time management. If you don’t allot your time the proper way, your hard work will come to naught.
Read on for some time management tips to seal your chances at the CPC exam and take your medical coding career to new heights.
The CPC exam is divided into three sections – and it’s a known fact that to pass the exam, you need to go through each section.
What you shouldn’t do: Sometimes you could be really slow at the start and ace the first section. You could pass the second section too, but then fail in the last section due to lack of time.
What you should do: The exam is more about pass and fail and not about getting an A. Therefore, you need to divide your time and pass each section.
When you open your exam, you’ll find an answer grid with three columns comprising 50 questions each. Give yourself an hour for each column – a couple of hours for the one with the surgery questions. This means this’ll take up four hours of the 5.5 hour exam.
1) After four hours, scan your answer grid – which column has the most unanswered questions. At the outset, take some time on that column and then spread the rest of your time on your unanswered questions. This technique will boost your chances of having good number of rightly-answered questions in each section.
2) Remember that answering simple and easy medical terminology question carries as much weight as a time consuming surgical question.
3) Make it a point not to miss out on any question. Use the last 20 minutes of your exam time to take a guess at any unanswered question. There’s at least 25 percent possibility of getting it right even without looking at the question.
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