10 Tips for Passing the CPC® Exam on Your First Try

If you’re like most students taking the CPC® exam for the first time, chances are you want to pass it, get it over with and not have to pay the $300 fee again (not to mention sit through another five and a half hour test!). So, here are some great tips for passing the exam on your first ...

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CPC® Exam Information – FAQ and How to Prepare

The CPC® (Certified Professional Coder) exam is a tough series of questions designed to challenge would be medical coders to be proficient in the codes and symbols of the profession. It is only through intensive preparation that one can reasonably expect to get a passing mark on this exam. This ...

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An Overview of AHIMA Coding Certifications (CCA, CCS and CCS-P)

It is very understandable that an occupational field would concern itself with credentialing. Licensure and certification convey a sense of professionalism that is above and beyond simply doing a job well. It includes a body of highly specific knowledge that has to be absorbed, and a person's ...

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AHIMA or AAPC – Where Should I Get Certified?

Both AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) and AAPC (previously known as the American Academy of Professional Coders) have great benefits to offer their members. But, if you’re wondering to which association you should get credentialed and pay your monthly or yearly dues, this ...

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Career Comparison: Certified vs. Uncertified Medical Coders

Certification is not required for employment as a medical coder. As such, there are plenty of professionals who stop their education/training as soon as they land their first job. It may be that they can't (or don't want to) budget the time required for study, they don't have ambitions to advance ...

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How Much Does Medical Coding Certification Cost?

When it comes to obtaining certification in medical coding, there are two main credentialing organizations: AAPC and AHIMA. Both organizations have different purposes as well as different costs. Generally speaking, AHIMA certifications are meant for those seeking careers in hospitals, while AAPC ...

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