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Taking the CPC Test!

 
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Taking the CPC Test!
by Tracey Ba, CPC-A - Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:15 PM
 

Yes, time is important but don't worry about it so much and drive yourself crazy.  The more you worry about the time the worse you are going to do!!!!!! The first time you take the CPC exam you are going to be nervous and all the gimmicks in the world are not going to take the nerves away!  Forget about the time when you take your test, answer the questions and do the best you can!  Remember you have a freebie!  Take the first test without a care in the world.  If you pass great!  If you don't...don't fret, look over the results and see where you need help!  When you get your results you will see a break down and where you need help.  The test is really not that bad, it's your nerves that make it bad and all the negative comments that you see about percentages of failure. Chin up and keep swimming!  You have this!  You know more than you think you know!  

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Re: Taking the CPC Test!
by Kim HJ - Saturday, 17 November 2018, 6:49 PM
 

When did you take the CPC exam?  Are you done with the coding course or how far are you into the courses?  /thanks for the information.  


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Re: Taking the CPC Test!
by Tracey Ba, CPC-A - Saturday, 17 November 2018, 8:22 PM
 

I took the test August 8, 2018.  Right now I am in Module IV section 7.  


Don't take me wrong, time is important but not so much that you make yourself sick over it!  

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Re: Taking the CPC Test!
by Kim HJ - Sunday, 18 November 2018, 4:15 AM
 

Great. Thanks for the information. Just wasn’t sure when I should even consider taking any exams. Wish you the best in your career. 

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Re: Taking the CPC Test!
by Tracey Ba, CPC-A - Thursday, 6 December 2018, 12:07 AM
 

I am now struggling through Module IV and using extensions.  Didn't use any through the first three modules. You will/have learned this course builds you up and breaks you down, I've made this comment so many times.  BUT!  You all have to hear my story!  I passed the CPC and put out about 30 applications just basically testing the water.  I wasn't really looking for a job...well, I was but I wasn't.... The course gets really rough in Module IV and due dates are real quick.  No time to play with looking for a job or playing around, need time to study and also live, lol.  Well, I was contacted for a job!  I was tested!  I thought the test was a joke.  I was afraid I was overlooking something, the test was so easy I thought it should have been covered in kindergarten.  Next thing I knew I had an interview for a job....I was hired.  I'm not talking about a HCC job that you work 3 or 6 months and you're done.  I am talking about an o/p full time job.  Now I'm second guessing my CPT and ICD codes.  This course makes us think, breaks us down and makes us our best!  You will succeed and you will make it!  One stroke at a time, keep swimming!  I will try to keep you all posted on the schooling and job.  Don't start the job till January.  If I can help any of you, feel free to contact me.  Wishing you all the best!

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Re: Taking the CPC Test!
by Jennifer Pa - Thursday, 6 December 2018, 2:40 PM
 

Thanks for the information, Tracey.  Congratulations!  This is awesome to hear your success!  Will you be working on-site or remote? 

 I understand completely about the build-up, tear down the process.  I am in the build-up stage now, but cautiously proceeding toward the latter.  When I get there, I am going to keep your encouraging words in mind.  

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Re: Taking the CPC Test!
by Tracey Ba, CPC-A - Thursday, 6 December 2018, 4:55 PM
 

Remote

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Re: Taking the CPC Test!
by Jennifer Pa - Thursday, 6 December 2018, 7:25 PM
 
That’s what I’m hoping for.  Good to hear its possible.  Many blessings with it! :-)