Frequently Asked Questions About Books

If you're testing for the AAPC exam, you will need the AMA CPT Version during testing. They will not allow any other vendor.

Regarding ICD and HCPCS, the AAPC allows any vendor manual during testing.

If you're actually sitting and testing for the exam this year before Dec 31st, 2019, purchase the 2019 version because the exam uses 2019 manuals.

If you're sitting and testing after Jan 1st, 2020, you'll need 2020 manuals since the exam starts using 2020 content on Jan 1st.

ICD changes yearly on Oct 1st and new manuals are available 1-2 months ahead of that date.

CPT & HCPCS don't change until Jan 1st, so you will start seeing those being advertised around mid-October and November each year.

Required Books for Courses

COURSE WORKBOOK/TEXTBOOK CPT ICD HCPCS
FBC Course Step-by-Step Medical Coding Textbook, 2019

Step-by-Step Medical Coding Workbook, 2019

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and

AAPC COC® Study Guide

CPT 2019 Professional Edition 2019 ICD-10-CM Physician Edition HCPCS 2019 Level II Professional Edition
FBC Accelerated Course AAPC COC® Study Guide CPT 2019 Professional Edition 2019 ICD-10-CM Physician Edition HCPCS 2019 Level II Professional Edition
MTA Course  Medical Terminology and Anatomy (MTA) 
PATHO Course Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health Professions 6th Edition

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PBB Course Understanding Health Insurance, 14th Edition CPT 2019 Professional Edition 2019 ICD-10-CM Physician Edition HCPCS 2019 Level II Professional Edition
PBC Course Step-by-Step Medical Coding Textbook, 2019

Step-by-Step Medical Coding Workbook, 2019

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CPT 2019 Professional Edition 2019 ICD-10-CM Physician Edition HCPCS 2019 Level II Professional Edition
PBMA Course Medical Record Auditor: A Guide to Improving Clinical Documentation in a Changing Health Environment 4th Edition

and

E/M Auditing Step, 3rd Edition (Optional. Only Recommended for Students Requiring In-depth E/M Assistance.)

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CPT 2019 Professional Edition 2019 ICD-10-CM Physician Edition HCPCS 2019 Level II Professional Edition
ICD-10 PCS Course Understanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS: A Worktext 2019 ICD-10-PCS Code Set

2019 ICD-10-PCS Professional Edition, 1st Edition

ICD-10 CM Course  Understanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS: A Worktext 2019 ICD-10-CM Physician Edition
Risk Adjustment Course 2019 Risk Adjustment Documentation & Coding, 1st Edition 2019 ICD-10-CM Physician Edition
IPC Course ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding: Theory and Practice Textbook, 2019/2020 Edition

ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding: Theory and Practice Workbook, 2019/2020 Edition

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and

AAPC CIC® Study Guide

2019 ICD-10-CM Physician Edition 2019 ICD-10-PCS Professional Edition, 1st Edition
PCO Course  AAPC CPCO® Study Guide

Required Books for Review Blitzes