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by Michelle Cl - Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 6:18 PM

Hi all, I am 2/3 of the way through Module 1 and feeling pretty good about the coding part of things - my question is on the credential exams, are they ALL coding?  Or will there be "Turley-like" questions on them as well?

Thanks in advance and congratulations to all of the recent graduates - it's very encouraging to see so many people doing well in the program.  Some days when my job has been super hard and I don't have anything left in my brain when I get home I let myself get discouraged if I'm not careful.  I started this program at 45 yrs old after being in banking for 21 years - sometimes that little devil on my shoulder tells me I'm too old to start down a new path but I have a lot of years left to work and this new chapter, new career is for ME :) 

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by Lisa Gr - Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 8:53 PM

Great question, I've been wondering the same thing

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by Instructor Peggy - Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 9:54 PM

Yes, there will be medical terminology on the CPC, along with anatomy and other questions. The exact breakdown is provided on the AAPC website. Now would be a really good time for you to begin familiarizing yourself with the exam requirements, so that you will understand why you are studying what you are studying.

 Keep in mind that you aren't learning this just to answer six or eight individual questions on one exam. You also need it in order to answer the actual coding questions on the exam.  You will have to apply your knowledge to understand the questions.

 The CPC exam is your first exam, but you are also preparing for the CCS exam.  There is a breakdown for that exam on the AHIMA website. 


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by Tina Cr - Thursday, 13 April 2017, 11:25 PM

Great question MIchelle, and thank you Peggy for your response.
Michelle, I am also starting this program at 45. I was in the airline industry most of my adult life. This is a new beginning for me as well. I wanted to let you know you aren't alone. :)

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by Michelle Cl - Sunday, 16 April 2017, 3:10 PM

Thanks so much for the clarification Peggy!

And Tina, thank you for the encouragement - we can do this! :) 

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by Becky Na - Sunday, 23 April 2017, 8:24 AM

Hi Michelle, I would say 45 is a great time to learn new things!  I'm 61 and am soon starting Module II.  Any age is a good time to change if you're willing to learn!  Keep plugging away!

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by Leesa Fo - Monday, 24 April 2017, 8:40 AM

Michelle, I know exactly how you feel. I worked in an ED for 28 years and am 60 years old but for some reason I'm really struggling through this course.  I get discouraged because I feel after all those years I should have a better grasp of this.  But I'm not giving up. Hang there, you aren't alone. 

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by Jennifer Fl - Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 8:28 AM

I'm starting this new career path at 43!  Good thing 40 is the new 30, right?! LOL!