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notes in our CPT books?

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notes in our CPT books?
by Sandra Ha - Monday, 20 May 2019, 7:28 PM

I was wondering what kinds of notes I should be writing in our CPT codebooks?  When we take our CCS the examiners were to be looking through our books to make sure we have enough notes.  What have others noted in their books?    I don't want to be unprepared.

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Re: notes in our CPT books?
by Glenda Hickman - Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 7:18 AM

Sandra, notes in any of your code books should be fairly minimal, specifically because of the CCS exam.  The examiners will be looking to make sure you don't have too many notes, not that you have enough!  Some testing centers are very strict about that, so your notes should be very discreet.  This is why except for a few cases in the first two modules where we recommend adding specific notes, we suggest you not add any to your books until Module III or later.  By then, you'll have a much better handle on what notes will be most helpful to you personally because you regularly miss the pertinent instructions in your code book and need to add a reminder by the code itself, or information that you know you tend to get mixed up and won't be able to look up during the exam otherwise.