Welcome to the “2015 Coding Certification Review Blitz.” Because we are going to be cramming in a lot in two days, that’s where the name came from, the “blitz” because you’re going to feel blitzed, how exhausted you are after doing a two-day workshop. So, we try and keep questions, like, about, “Hey, on my job, we do this…” We really don’t have time to do that here. I’m more than happy to help on the break or afterwards or even email. That’s what we do – we research questions and help people out. But for this, just try and hold your questions until the break, unless it’s like a clarification thing, like, if I said something too fast, that definitely stop and say, “Can you repeat that?” I have no problem with that because sometimes I get excited and I go a little fast, so feel free to slow me down.
I do want to say upfront that this entire thing is being recorded in two ways. You will have the live video feed that people are seeing right now; so in about ten days or so, Boyd, the videos will be available. It will be nice little segments so you can go right to the E/M one, right to the Integument, surgery. So, relax, if you zone out a little bit, or if you didn’t get every single point that I said, you’ll have that opportunity.
In addition, I’m going to actually take you to the website where you logged in, and in a few days yours is going to look like this, this is for the 2014 version. But right here it says “Video of Laureen’s CPT Manual – 2014 (No Audio).” My entire CPT manual is going to be available for you to watch as a video and you’ll be able to… Let me show you a section here, I’ll go right to Integument. And so these are the videos of these, it’s just the videos of my book scrolling.
For copyright purposes, obviously I can’t just hand out copies of my CPT manual. But you can do this and you use the scrubber thing and move it forward and then you can stop – “Oh, I want to copy that note and see how she wrote this.” So that way, if you want to see every single page of my manual, you can now; and so, this worked out really well. But I just wanted to show people this so they didn’t, “Where’s the audio? The audio is not working.” There is no audio with this; it’s just literally a video of my document camera taking pictures of my book. So, I want to draw your attention to that.
Then you’ll see here, it will say, “2015 Blitz Videos” it’s going to be laid out just like this. They’re going to involve in nice little segments that you can jump into and watches often as you want, there’s no limits, and you’re going to have a year to access this information. And there’s a subscription for a year, so if there’s new things that we add, you’ll get them as well. We used to do versions of 2014, 2015 and you have to pay for the upgrade. We don’t do that anymore, it’s just a year subscription, and if you want to continue the subscription, you can do that for $12.95 until you don’t need it anymore.
Also what’s included is you’ve got this practice exam here, which we recommend that you do after you go through all the videos and do it in a timed fashion. So when you get ready to do it, give yourself two hours, print out the exam booklet, and the answer grid – I’m going to show that in a minute – and then take it like a real practice exam. It’s 60 questions. There are 150-question practice exams on our site, which we recommend at the very end. We’d like you to do the mini ones because it’s just easier to find a two-hour chunk of time where you’re not going to be interrupted versus five hours without going to the real exam.
So, I did want to show you around that a little bit.
2015 Medical Coding Exam Review Blitz – Module 1 | CPC Exam Review – Video
We do have this bonus area as well. Hopefully, you got to look at the bubbling and highlighting video. I’ll be reviewing that again in this morning session, but that’s nice to have to go back and review. It’s actually a very simple technique, but it’s really become the hallmark of how we teach. I used to be a very type “A” personality and would want to make it super neat; I finally got over it because you can’t… you just got to do bubbles.
I have to give a shoutout to my friend Barbara Chiappini