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Medical Coding Certification

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  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam by the AAPC
  • Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P) exam by AHIMA

Looking to become a Certified Professional Coder? Maybe this is your first time taking the CPC® exam. Maybe you have failed before and this is your second or third time trying to get certified. Either way, you are desperate for any method that you could use to improve your chances of passing the medical coding exam. Well, I have good news…

You’ve Come to the Right Place for Medical Coding Certification!

The CPC® Review Blitz is both a review of the subject matter and a guide to doing well on the medical coding certification exam. You will not only have an exhaustive review of all the various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures covered on the exam, the program will also demonstrate ways to go through the process of taking the exam in the most efficient manner, making best use of the time allowed. Since this is an open-book exam, the program teaches you my proprietary BHAT™ method. This technique explains how to mark and highlight your coding manual to make it easier to choose the correct answer of the choices given for any question on the exam. You’ll see how to best manage some questions you might find more difficult than others.

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A Personal Message from Laureen About How She Can Help You With Medical Coding Certification

Note: The video above references DVDs. We stopped selling DVDs several years ago due to low demand. We only provide online access to videos.

Why the CPC Review Blitz Videos Are Great…

  • They prepare you to pass the medical coding certification exam ON THE FIRST TRY
  • They teach you a proprietary BHAT™ method to help you use your manuals during the test- and after during your daily coding work
  • Watching online videos are cheaper than the live event I do twice a year
  • They help increase your confidence about passing the CPC® exam
  • You can fit watching the videos into your own schedule
  • Easier to digest/take in the information on video than at a live event
  • You can pause the videos to take notes
  • You can rewatch the videos in the areas you need to work on
  • If it’s a medical coding area that you feel comfortable with, you can skip it and save time studying
  • You can spend more time studying problem areas
  • You can get started NOW with instant access to the online videos!
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Hi, there! I wanted to create a brief video to introduce myself and explain what these Blitz videos are all about. You most likely found this page by doing a search about taking one of the coding board exams and I know it’s a scary thing taking a board exam. It’s very, very intense. It’s not like a school exam that you would take where you can get and “A” or a “B”. It’s just pass or fail. But it’s very time-intensive, you have to go very quick and you have to know your stuff, and that’s really what this is all about.

My name is Laureen Jandroep, and I want to help you pass your board exam like I did. I specialize in the physician-based coding board exams like the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) and the CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist – Physician Based). But the material that I go over in the videos really can help you regardless whichever coding exam that you are preparing for. If it’s one of the hospital-based ones, you need this material as well in addition to some other resources, stuff about the payment aspect that isn’t covered in the physician-based exams.

I won’t bore you with my complete biography. I do have that on my website or my social networking pages so you’re more than free to look at that. There are some interesting stuff there, like, how I became a mother of four in less than a year’s time; and no, they’re not quadruplets.

I have been teaching medical coding in a full-time or part-time capacity since 1999. Basically, I have taken and passed many of the board exams: the CPC, CPC-H, the CCS-P, the CCS, and the RCC, so alphabet soup. I’m also an occupational therapist by training; that’s what I thought I was going to be when I grow up, and now I’m teaching medical coding. It’s funny how life works out.

I only maintain the CPC exam right now. Back in the day I used to teach full-time, and I took all of the certification exams so that my students could see that I felt their pain and knew what they were going to be going through and could understand the format of the exams. Not that I shared exact questions with my students but I could better prepare them because I knew what was covered. And actually even though I got my certification in 1999 (or ’98 I think), I actually went back recently and re-took it myself just to see how it’s changed over the years. That was very helpful and I share that experience in the Blitz videos.

Now, about the videos, these are basically a two-day recording of a live Blitz event that was actually done in Pittsburgh where a local chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders has me come out once a year, sometimes twice (thank you Pittsburgh) and I teach to their group. This particular group and these recordings for this year, they were taking the board exam the very next weekend, they told me that they felt that the title “Blitz” was very appropriate because they were very exhausted after the two days, because I cover everything, from the beginning of the CPT® book to the end.

In addition to covering the entire CPT® manual, I go into basically the highlights of ICD-9. I could do a whole two-day event on ICD, but there’s only 10-12 questions on the board exam; so I cover the real key stuff that you need for the physician-based board exams in addition to a little bit on HCPCS, five questions on the board exam for that.

The good thing about the videos, unlike the live event, is that number one, it’s cheaper, live event is normally more than what you’re getting these videos for. You can pause the videos (my husband would like to do that – [laughs]). You can re-watch the pieces that you feel you need to work on, or maybe didn’t quite get it the first time. If it’s a topic that you feel very comfortable with, just skip it; so that’s really the beauty of it. You can make it fit with your schedule; you can do it at your own pace. You obviously don’t need to sit there for two days and listen to me all at once. That is definitely a big advantage.

One of the other things I want to let you know about – and also there’s another video that you can check out with an excerpt of how I actually do it – it’s not me talking to you, like I am right now for twelve hours. I’m still talking but instead of seeing me, you’re actually seeing my coding manuals and my Power Point slides. That is a very, very effective, I feel, teaching method especially for this type of material because it’s an open-book exam; you can bring your manuals in with you.

So, my notes and the way – I have a technique that I’ll teach you called Bubbling and Highlighting. You’ll see the keynotes that I put in my book. These aren’t cheater notes that I go out and get from other resources, they’re really guidelines that were right within the manuals themselves, and I just jot them down in key strategic places where you will be looking when you take the board exam, instead of flipping back two or three pages where the guidelines are. They’re right next to the codes succinctly, so it jumps out at you what you need to know. And my students swear by it, they feel that that was a thing that just gave them the confidence that they needed to pass the exam and in their day-to-day coding. A lot of my students continue to bubble and highlight their manuals year after year. That alone is worth the price.

This year, they are available as an immediate download, or you can view them online, like streaming video. They used to only be available as DVD, but now people want it, like, now, now, now; we’re in the instant gratification, or their exam is next weekend and maybe they didn’t pass the first time, and they what these videos now. They can’t wait for the duplication service, etc., so that’s great.

As soon as you make your purchase, you will be taken to the member area where you can get access to the videos. You’ll have that access for 12 months, so that’s plenty of time to download what you want, or view them.

That’s really it for my little introduction. I did want to let you know that there is a sample video so you can see exactly how my PowerPoints look, how my document camera works, my teaching style. You can get kind of a feel for all that. And, I hope to have you as one of my coding Blitz students. Thanks for watching this video, and my contact information is going to follow next. Thanks!

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A recent salary study by the AAPC revealed that the more AAPC credentials you carry, the higher your salary. It’s also common for peers to place greater value and trust on individuals with more credentials. In case you’re curious, here are the average salaries for medical business professionals with one, two and three credentials.

What’s Included In The CPC® Review Blitz

Meet Your Certified Instructor for the CPC® Review Blitz

Laureen Jandroep, CPC, CPC-I, CMSCS, CHCI, Senior Instructor

Laureen Jandroep, CPC, CPC-I, CMSCS, CHCI, Senior Instructor has been teaching and coaching medical coders to prepare to be certified coders for the AAPC (American Society of Professional Coders) or American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) physician based board exams since 1999. She have taken and passed many of the board exams including: CPC®, CPC®-I, CPC®-H, CCS-P, CCS, RCC and OTR.

She started her career in medical coding when she ran her own successful rehab practice in New Jersey that, at it’s zenith, served over 17 long term care facilities with 26 therapists, aides and support staff. Her company was approved by Medicare and billed over $1.6 Million annually with less than a .06% rejection rate — unheard of in the rehab industry. The reason for her success was making sure her company billed based on source documentation and provided ongoing training to her therapists regarding proper coding. So believe me- she knows about coding!

Laureen has a unique way of teaching new concepts and she shares those concepts with her students so they can “get it” as fast as possible.

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We Are An Authorized AAPC Education Provider

We take our role in the medical certification community very seriously. As a result, CCO has been authorized by the AAPC to provide training and preparation since 2013 for all our courses and exams including this Certified Professional Coder CPC® Review Blitz.

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  • Each video is between 20 – 60 minutes in length
  • Enough to completely cover each section while at the same time allowing you to take breaks between sessions covering a specific topic.
  • You can then go on to the next topic or play the last video again.
  • Each section refers to your CPT manual so you can follow along and see how to best use your book during the exam. After all it is an open book exam. You’ll be able to find the codes you need in the shortest time.
  • Proprietary BHAT™ Technique: how to mark and highlight your CPT and ICD coding manual to make it easier to choose the correct answer of the choices given for any question on the exam.
  • A complete, comprehensive review of what is covered on the CPC® exam: an exhaustive review of all the various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures covered on the exam.
  • A guide to doing well on the exam: the program will also demonstrate ways to go through the process of taking the exam in the most efficient manner, making best use of the time allowed.
  • How to best manage some questions you might find more difficult than others.
  • How you can look up codes during your exam relating to diagnoses and procedures in the most efficient manner.
  • How to take the exam: the mindset needed to not focus on the ‘little things” but focus on the important of coding guidelines.
  • The highlights of ICD-10-CM ; the 10-12 key questions that you need to focus on to pass the Physician based medical coding board exams.

Detailed Overview of the CPC® Review Blitz Contents

  • 01 – Introduction to the Program: This is an overview and the video you would play first. It’s about what to expect at the exam, how many sections, time allowed and efficient time management strategies. It gives details on how to prepare your coding manual for efficient referencing, since this is an open-book test. It also describes a system of dealing with questions that appear difficult so as not to waste precious time during the exam.
  • 02 – Medical Terminology: Since coding requires knowing the names of medical procedures, as well as basic human anatomy, this section covers how medical terms are formulated. Emphasis is placed on meanings of various prefixes and suffixes as various root words used in naming medical conditions and procedures.
  • 03 – HCPCS:  Medical supplies and durable medical equipment used in treating patients. Medical transport (ambulance). Splints and orthotic devices. Pathology and laboratory procedures. Medicare and Non-Medicare codes. Medicaid only codes. Letter= designated codes (F codes, Q codes, etc.) Drug codes. (using the appendix of your coding manual)
  • 04 – Coding Guidelines and Practice Management:  How to prepare for the 6 questions on coding guidelines and 6 questions on practice management. Mostly these questions are around the ICD codes.
  • 05 – ICD-10:  One hour of ICD-10 preparation including:  ICD-10 Conventions. ICD-10-CM Symbols, ICD-10-CM Format of Guidelines, How to read the guidelines, OGCR,  ICD-10-CM Format, Where to find codes in your manual, ICD-10-CM Chapters, How do use Diabetes to learn ICD, Borderline Diagnosis, HIV and Aids Guidelines.
  • 06 – Modifiers Section: You will learn how to group modifiers by type, explain the difference between global package modifiers, EM only modifiers, # of surgeon modifiers, etc, apply knowledge immediately for on the job use and for use in preparing for coding certification board exams. Bonus: Modifier Grid Job Aide (worthy of laminating!)
  • 07 – E&M Section:  There are twelve questions on E&M (Evaluation and Management) on the CPC® exam. Whether the patient is an in-patient. What exactly is a consultation and how to code accordingly? What are critical care codes? What defines a nursing facility, what exactly an emergency department is, etc. Discover the “Locate your HEM in Time” technique that has been known to help students struggling with E&M get that “ah ha!” moment. Practice worksheets are provided.
  • 08 – Anesthesia Section:  This part of the program covers the highlights of Anesthesia coding needed for the board exam. You will understand the difference between general, regional, local anesthesia and how to code them as well as conscious sedation. You will know what to do if there was more than one procedure done during an operative session.
  • 09 – Radiology Section:  This section is about x-rays and diagnostic imaging, including MRI and PET scans. Watch this video and you will understand what constitutes a procedure with contrast, when injections can be billed for, ultrasound coding, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine coding.
  • 10 – Path & Lab Section:  Codes for diagnostic laboratory procedures from blood chemistry to surgical biopsies. The highlights of this video are pathology consults, surgical pathology, panels, the difference between qualitative and quantitative tests and more.
  • 11 – Medicine Section:  The highlights of this large section of the CPT Manual are covered. Come away with tips for coding ophthalmology, psychology, chiropractic, physical therapy and more. Covers general medical conditions and infectious diseases and prescription medications. The cardiovascular procedures are covered in video #14 Cardiovascular Surgery.
  • 12 – Integumentary System:  The term ‘integumentary’ refers to all ‘breach of skin’ surgical procedures. This video provides an introduction to surgery coding in general including discussion about open and closed procedures (a favorite exam concept) and the global surgery package. Then you will delve into the integumentary surgery section in detail. You will know when to add codes together and when to report them separately. You will understand that an intermediate repair is not just for layered repairs, all breast procedures are covered.
  • 13 – Musculoskeletal System:  This video covers dislocation and fracture coding, when you can code for casts and strapping, bunionectomy coding, and wound exploration procedures. The video also demonstrates the “stacking” technique for coding of spine procedures.
  • 14 – Respiratory System – Cardiovascular System:  Includes all respiratory problems such as asthma and COPD for which medical care is sought. After a brief anatomy review you will be taken to the respiratory section of the CPT manual and be shown the areas that tend to be the area of focus for board exams.

    Coding applicable to all medical and surgical treatments of heart diseases and conditions. After a brief anatomy review you will be taken to the cardiovascular section of the CPT manual and be shown the areas that tend to be the area of focus for board exams. Specifically pacemaker/defibrillator coding, CABG coding, coronary angioplasty coding, and cardiac cathetrization coding to name a few

  • 15 – Digestive System:  Covers conditions of the esophagus, stomach small and large bowels and the rectum. After a brief anatomy review you will be taken to the digestive section of the CPT manual and be shown the areas that tend to be the area of focus for board exams. Scope procedures dominate this section. You’ll see some key notes you’ll want to write in your CPT manual so they jump out at you when you are taking the board exam.
  • 16 – Urinary – Genital System:  Coding for kidney, bladder and urinary tract conditions. Specifically urodynamics, kidney procedures, ureter and bladder procedures are discussed. After a brief anatomy review you will be taken to the urinary section of the CPT manual and be shown the areas that tend to be the area of focus for board exams.

    Also In this segment the male and female genital system procedures are discussed with emphasis on prostate procedures, tricky definitions related to vulvectomies, hysterectomy coding and maternity coding.

  • 17 Endocrine/Nervous/Eye/Ear System System:  After a brief anatomy review you will be taken to the endocrine and nervous sections of the CPT manual and be shown the areas that tend to be the area of focus for board exams. You’ll discover the “butterfly” technique for coding procedures of the thyroid and the “stacking” technique for coding procedures of the spine and covers skull base surgery, neurostimulator coding and nerve block procedures.

    After a brief anatomy review you will be taken to the eye and ear sections of the CPT manual and be shown the areas that tend to be the area of focus for board exams. Specifically eye removal, keratoplasty coding, cataract coding and ocular adnexa coding are discussed for the eye. For the ear emphasis is on the ear tube surgery (tympanoplasty).

Bonus Content & Extra Resources

  • PRINTABLE 60 Question CPC Practice Exam (ICD-10 version)
  • Online 60 Question CPC Practice Exam (with ICD-10-CM)
  • Path & Lab CPT Codes 80300 – 80304 Explained
  • Review of X {EPSU} Modifiers (modifier 59 alternatives)
  • How To Handle Multiple Code Answers
  • ICD-10-CM SIRS, Sepsis, and Severe Sepsis Chart
  • ICD-10-CM Otitis Media Chart
  • Student Support Hub
  • Instructor Email Support
  • Compliance & Regulatory: Questions on CPC Exam
  • Compliance & Regulatory: NCCI Edits
  • Compliance & Regulatory: Place of Service Codes
  • Compliance & Regulatory: NCD/LCD
  • Compliance & Regulatory: RVU’s
  • Compliance & Regulatory: Medicare Parts A, B, C and D
  • Compliance & Regulatory: What is an ABN?
  • Compliance & Regulatory: What is HIPAA?
  • Compliance & Regulatory: Fraud and Abuse
  • Compliance & Regulatory: Apply Coding to Payment Policy
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Student Reviews: We Love Our Students, And They Love Us

This program works. It’s worked for hundreds of people. But don’t take my word for it.
Here’s what past students are saying about the CPC® Review Blitz exam preparation videos.

Can you hear me screaming from the roof top??!! I passed my CPC certification on the very first try! I am so thankful for your Blitz videos and practice exams. I just found out today that I actually passed the test.
Brittany Pendleton
Just wanted to say that I took my CPC exam in December and I passed. I honestly feel that this course was amazing! I researched coding and found this site and am so grateful that I did. I was nervous about starting an online course. I felt the Blitz was extremely helpful in helping me pass the exam. It is very important to do the Blitz and practice exams. I don’t feel like I could have done it without CCO! Thank you.
Karie Jarvis-Slayton
I passed my CPC exam on first try with 80%. I could not have done this without the Blitz videos and practice exams. The bubble and highlighting really assisted in my getting thru all 150 questions in the allotted time. My thanks to Laureen and the team as I could not have done it without you guys!!
Lisa Colbert
The Blitz along with several practice tests really helped me feel confident when I walked into the exam. I finished with 40 minutes to spare, which I took to go back over the questions/scenarios I wasn’t super sure I did all I could to answer correctly. I was able to take some time and change a couple of answers in that extra time. And I PASSED my first time taking the CPC exam!
Sherry
Dear Laureen, I found out today that I passed the CPC® exam with 87%. Your blitz videos were extremely helpful. I learned so much more from these videos than I ever did in school. Every chapter was well structured and easy to follow. It boosted my confidence and kept me motivated all along. I can’t thank you enough…
Kartika Shree, CPC-A
Dear Laureen: I’ve just received notification that I’ve passed my CPC® exam- on the first try!!! There is no way I would have passed the exam without your Review Blitz. The advice and tips you gave are invaluable. Money well spent. I hope to use this certification and my past experience to become an instructor in medical coding and billing. Thank you so much for this step up to my future career!!
Virginia Farrell, CPC
I’m one of the ones that passed the certification exam because of your Blitz videos…I’m back in class taking refresher coding Review Blitzes to keep my self abreast of the updates. I’m in 2 classes with about 20 students in each class, all trying to get certified. As your Blitz was such a blessing to me, I printed from the internet your advertisement page for your Blitz Videos. I’m going to give each of my classmates a copy and let them know that I had tried passing the certification exam several times and didn’t pass until I viewed your Review Blitz. I hope some, if not all, will take an interest and will order your Review Blitz. Thanks again for the help you have been to me.
Mary L Springs
Just want to let everyone know that I took my CPC exam on December 08 and passed with an 88%. I did an online course so I did not have a teacher in front of me at any time. I attribute much of my success to the Blitz videos because then it felt like a teacher to help me. Laureen is the best! If I can do this at age 54 then anyone can do it! Do not doubt yourself, hard work and hard studying pay off. I did over 750 practice questions to get me ready for this. Not one question was on the exam but I think it definitely got me well prepared along with the “Bubbling and Highlighting” technique. Good luck to anyone studying for the CPC!
Darlene Bakaj-Wood, CPC-A
At age 49, I started to go back to school in a MBC program, Graduated at age 50 with high honors, and valedictorian…. I attended an alumni meeting a year later, and the MBC Program Director hired me to teach the MBC Externship Program…. I had to become CPC® certified within months to keep employment there. I failed the first time, couldn’t finish in the 5-1/2 hours allotted then.

Failed the second time by the skin of my teeth- 69. And then restudied, restudied and bought your Videos, which I viewed a few times.

Going through the CPT book and highlighting guidelines and all those tips made the exam go smoother. I took the exam, passed and incredibly finished in 4-1/2 hours. That’s a record for me. Yes, it cost me again to pay for the exam but I have no regrets whatsoever. Your videos helped me tremendously the 3rd time around and I just wanted to say thanks to you. 3 Times was a charm for me. 🙂 NEVER GIVE UP. Keep up the great work. You are awesome, you teach from your heart and your tips are EXCELLENT.

Mary

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