Click here for more sample CPC practice exam questions with Full Rationale Answers

Practice Exam

Click here for more sample CPC practice exam questions and answers with full rationale

Practice Exam

CPC Practice Exam and Study Guide Package

Practice Exam

What makes a good CPC Practice Exam? Questions and Answers with Full Rationale

CPC Exam Review Video

Laureen shows you her proprietary “Bubbling and Highlighting Technique”

Download your Free copy of my "Medical Coding From Home Ebook" at the top left corner of this page

Practice Exam

2016 CPC Practice Exam Answer Key 150 Questions With Full Rationale (HCPCS, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10, CPT Codes) Click here for more sample CPC practice exam questions with Full Rationale Answers

Practice Exam

Click here for more sample CPC practice exam questions and answers with full rationale

Tag Archives: Guide

Online Review Sites: A Guide to Creating Compelling Physician and Medical Practice Profiles

 

How to Craft a Formidable Personal Statement for Your Review Site Profile

A Guide to Creating Compelling Physician and Medical Practice Online Profiles

Word-of-mouth referrals have long been the bread and butter of growing and maintaining a practice’s patient panel. Instead of face-to-face conversations though, much of this process now takes place publicly through online physician review sites like Vitals, ZocDoc, and Healthgrades.

So much so, that a recent survey by an online medical reviews firm Software Advice found that 84 percent of patients use online reviews to evaluate physicians. And a surprising 77 percent use these reviews as their very first step in scouting out a new physician.

To really harness the power of these online platforms and attract new patients, physicians have to be proactive and find a way to stand out.

Making Your Profile Stand Out

Medical Practice Online ReviewsWith so many patients flocking to online review sites, physicians need to create profiles that rise above the rest. One way to do this and leave a lasting first impression is to customize the physician and practice profiles as much as possible.

For example, there is often a part of the profile called the “practice statement” or “physician’s biography.” If these are optional fields — which is frequently the case — it can be tempting to skip over them and leave them blank. But filling these in can actually give prospective patients an insider view of your practice and personality — all things that can be the difference between them calling you first or someone else.

A Guide to Creating Captivating Profiles

Our friends over at InboundMD have just released a step-by-step guide for physicians interested in crafting powerful online profiles and personal statements. In it, you’ll find all of the information you need including:

  • The benefits of claiming your online profiles;
  • How to identify what makes your practice unique;
  • Do’s and don’ts of writing personal statements that actually connect with patients;
  • Adapting your message for each review site’s platform; and
  • A simple checklist covering the best practices for online review sites.

 

Why Choose You?
When it comes to writing a compelling, meaningful statement about you and your practice it’s best to think of your patient’s point of view – why should they choose you? Remember your writing should impress patients, not your peers.

How-to-Craft-a-Formidable-Personal-Statement-for-Your-Review-Site-Profile-Book-Cov

Download the Guide

You can download InboundMD’s complete guide How to Craft a Formidable Personal Statement for Your Review Site Profile for free here.

Have you claimed your online physician and practice profiles? How did you customize them? Please join the conversation below.

 

— This post Online Review Sites: A Guide to Creating Compelling Physician and Medical Practice Profiles was written by Manny Oliverez and first appeared on Capture Billing. Capture Billing is a medical billing company helping medical practices get their insurance claims paid faster, easier and with less stress allowing doctors to focus on their patients.

Capture Billing

CPC Exam Coding Review Guide

AAPC’s CPC exam is one of the toughest to pass. Here’s a CPC exam coding review guide that makes your preparations much easier. The key is to pass your CPC exam in your current attempt.

Read more at:

http://medicalcodingcertificationexam.blogspot.com/2012/01/cpc-exam-training-guide-best-study.html

Medical Coding Exam Prep

AHIMA Certification: CCS and CCS-P Medical Coding Certification Prep with Exam Review Guide

AHIMA certification in the the form of Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P) are very valuable and career-making credentials for medical coding and billing specialists in the US. Because of the long-standing value that employers place on these certifications, and the fact that they are also far cheaper than online schools or community college programs that can go for months, an AHIMA certification helps experienced coders move up to the next level. This works works in terms of salary and qualification. Alternatives to this include CCA and CPC-A credentials.

Read more at:

http://medicalcodingcertificationexam.blogspot.com/2011/12/ahima-certification-ccs-and-ccs-p.html

Medical Coding Exam Prep

Clinical Parameters to Guide Provider Documentation Queries

When medical documentation is unclear or incomplete, the coder’s job is to query the provider. This can be done verbally or in writing, but not in an email or with a sticky note in the chart. With the introduction of electronic medical records (EMR), best practice is for queries to be in writing via messaging […]
AAPC Blog

The Cpc Exam Study Guide – So Which One Is Your Best Choice Exactly?

The CPC exam is hard on purpose.

It examines a candidates medical coding, anatomy and medical terminology skills in a strict test environment, asking the candidate to answer 150 multiple choice questions related to the aforementioned topic areas in just under 6 hours.

6 hours is a long time to be sitting, answering exam questions, even if they are multiple choice questions. Now please don’t get the wrong idea as most people do when they hear the term ‘Multiple Choice’ believing it’s going to be A) really easy or B) they have a 50 / 50 chance of guessing the right answer! You get 2.4 minutes per question to determine your answer and although that sounds like an age right now – believe you me, sitting the CPC exam staring at that question – it isn’t long enough!

So how exactly should a person study for the exam? What content should they focus on and what areas should they only skim over?

Lets take a look at the particulars of this exam and determine how one should tackle the problems the test poses.

The questions may involve understanding of anatomy, physiology, the digestive system, the endocrine system, various medicine related questions, radiology, anesthesia or a number of other topics. The test will often use scenarios and ask the candidate to find the best suited answer to the question. (Bang goes the first minute just reading and trying to comprehend the scenario being laid out for you!)

And it’s precisely because the CPC Exam covers so much information that candidates should start to prepare as well in advance as possible. While two years experience using medical codes is required to take the exam, a person would need far more experience to take the exam without studying. The vast amount of information needed says that work experience alone will not help you pass the exam. However, it should be noted that those who are coding patients and assisting on a daily basis will likely as not have a much easier time with the CPC exam.

Candidates need to be very familiar with the official coding guidelines. It’s these guidelines that help anyone to fully understand when to use which code in certain situations. (Here’s a useful tip! You can and should try to use practice exams as well as study guides to assist with preparing for the CPC exam.)

The exam covers many different areas and as such has many different books and study guides available on the market. The problem with so many guides is that they feature on one specific area and only dip into any other areas – leaving you woefully unprepared for the full range of topics the exam will delve into. Its therefore not our recommendation to only look at one guide and then feel prepared. Each guide highlights certain areas of the test in different ways. So your main concern should be digesting information and retaining it for later use from as many topic areas as possible.

The good news though is that you do not have to remember all the codes. That would be nigh on impossible! Instead the CPC allows for you to bring your code books with you to the test. The practice is a bit overvalued though, as most will only occasionally need the code book.

The bulk of the test assumes the candidate has worked in a coding environment. For this reason, many of the questions ask the candidate to deduce the right way to proceed. By using study guides and CPC books, a candidate can prepare to take this arduous exam and fly through the content with an excellent score.

The best CPC study guide that we’ve been able to locate is actually a collection of CPC based topics across different styles of presentation. What this means to you is that you can choose the approach, topics method of delivery best suited for you. This then saves you time AND money whilst helping you to prepare a wealth of CPC knowledge – we like that idea!

More Preparing For Cpc Exam Articles