CPC Practice Exam

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CPC Practice Exam
CPC Practice Exam

Test Your Medical Billing Knowledge With Our CPC Practice Exam

Are you planning to sit for the AAPC CPC Practice Exam and are looking for a way to test your readiness?

Did you fail the CPC® exam and are looking for help with your retake?

Is your new job testing for CPC® Medical Coding proficiency?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Hundreds of students have used our CCO Proven Process and CPC Practice Exams to help prepare and pass the AAPC’s CPC® Exam.

Why Is Our CPC Practice Exam So Effective?

Unlike other Medical Coding practice exams in the marketplace, all our instructors are CPC® Certified and have sat through the original AAPC CPC® Exam. We learned the material in detail and have been working with students for years to help teach them Medical Coding. Now we’ve assembled our knowledge into these CPC® Practice Exams to help prepare for the official exam. Here are a few things you can expect from our tests.

Inspired by the AAPC CPC® Exam

All CCO Instructors have previously sat and passed the AAPC CPC® Exam. With our combined experience, we have first hand knowledge of what you need to know for Medical Coding. These practice tests mimic the experience as closely as possible.

Real World Examples

We’ve gone through a lot of trouble to verify our CPC Practice Exams are accurate and correctly coded. We have each question reviewed by Certified instructors before they’re approved. And most of these cases can be seen in the real world.

Answer Rationale Included

You know what’s frustrating? Getting a CPC® exam answer wrong and not knowing why. That’s why CCO has included full rationale explanations with every CPC® question in our practice exams. So don’t worry, if you get any questions wrong, you’ll know why.

Instant Online Results

All our Mini-Mock CPC® Practice Tests are immediately available online from any internet-enabled device in the world. So once you’ve completed the test, you’ll immediately know your score.

Unlimited Retakes

All our Mini-Mock CPC® Practice Tests are available online you can retake them as many times as you like. Please note, however, that the questions will not change with each retake.

9 Months of Access

We provide 9 months of access to our Mini-Mock CPC® Practice Tests so there is no need to rush through all the questions at once. You can set your schedule and practice on your own convenience.

Save & Resume Feature

Can’t finish the test in one sitting? No worries! We provide a helpful “Save and Resume” feature with every Mini-Mock CPC® Practice Exam so you can stop and resume the test whenever you like.

Certificate of Completion

Once you’ve passed our Mini-Mock CPC® Practice Exam, you will be able to instantly download a Certificate of Completion which will contain your name, the name of the test and your passing score.

How to Pick the Best CPC Practice Exam?

The best CPC® practice exams should be able to fully prepare its examinee for the real medical coding exam. It’s critical that important topics and questions are clearly laid out so examinees are not surprised on the day of the exam.

The AAPC CPC® exam is 100 multiple-choice questions and must be completed in 4 hours or less. To pass the CPC exam you must correctly answer a minimum of 70 questions from the various areas listed below.

CPC Practice Exam

There Are 17 Areas Covered in the Official CPC® Exam

10,000 Series

Ten questions related to surgical procedures performed on the integumentary system, which includes skin, subcutaneous, and accessory structures, as well as nails, pilonidal cysts, repairs, destruction, and breast.

20,000 Series

Ten questions related to surgical procedures performed on the musculoskeletal system from head to toe. Specifically, these areas include the head, neck, back and flank, spine, abdomen, shoulder, arm, hand and fingers, pelvis and hip, leg, foot and toes.

30,000 Series

Ten questions related to surgical procedures performed on the respiratory system, surgical procedures performed on the cardiovascular system, surgical procedures performed on the hemic and lymphatic systems, and surgical procedures performed on the mediastinum and diaphragm.

40,000 Series

Ten questions related to surgical procedures performed on the digestive system, which will focus on these areas: lips, mouth, palate and uvula, salivary gland and ducts, pharynx, adenoids, and tonsils, esophagus, stomach, intestines, appendix, rectum, anus, liver, biliary tract, pancreas, abdomen, peritoneum, and omentum.

50,000 Series

Ten questions related to surgical procedures performed on the urinary system, surgical procedures performed on the male reproductive system, surgical procedures performed on the female reproductive system, including maternity and delivery, and surgical procedures performed on the endocrine system.

60,000 Series

Ten questions related to surgical procedures performed on the nervous system and will include codes pertaining to the skull, meninges, brain, spine, spinal cord, extracranial nerves, peripheral nerves, autonomic nervous system.

Medical Terminology

Eight questions related to medical terminology for all systems in the human body.


Eight questions related to how anesthesia will pertain to time reporting, qualifying circumstances, physical status modifiers, anesthesia for surgical, diagnostic and obstetric services.


Ten questions related to both diagnostic and interventional radiology, including diagnostic ultrasound, radiologic guidance, mammography, bone and joint studies, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine.

Laboratory / Pathology

Ten path/lab questions to determine your knowledge of organ and disease panels, drug testing, therapeutic drug assays, evocation/suppression testing, consultations, urinalysis, molecular pathology, MAAA, chemistry, hematology and coagulation, immunology, transfusions, microbiology, anatomic pathology, cytopathology, cytogenetic studies, surgical pathology, in vivo and reproductive.


Ten questions related to numerous specialty-specific coding scenarios, as well as immunizations, biofeedback, dialysis, central nervous system assessments, health and behavior assessments, hydration, medical nutrition, therapeutic and diagnostic administration, chemotherapy administration, photodynamic therapy, osteopathic manipulative treatment, patient education and training, non-face-to-face nonphysician services, and moderate sedation.

Evaluation and Management

Ten E/M questions will test your coding proficiency related to place of services, such as office/other outpatient, hospital observation, hospital inpatient, consultations, emergency department, critical care, nursing facility, domiciliary and rest homes, and home services. It will also include questions directed at preventive medicine, non-face-to-face services, neonatal and pediatric critical care, intensive care, prolonged services, chronic care, transitional care, case management, and care plan oversight.

Compliance and Regulatory

Five questions testing your knowledge of compliance and regulations will pertain to services covered under Medicare Parts A, B, C and D; applying coding to payment policy, place of service reporting, fraud and abuse, NCCI edits, NCD/LCD, HIPAA, ABNs, and RVUs.


Ten questions will require proficiency in diagnosis for all the chapters included in ICD-10-CM, as well as thorough knowledge of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Additionally, diagnosis questions will appear in other sections of the exam from the CPT® categories.


Five questions on the CPC exam will pertain to HCPCS Level II coding and include questions focusing on modifiers, supplies, medications, and professional services for Medicare patients.

Coding Guidelines

This section of the CPC test will involve six questions addressing the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, CPT® coding guidelines and parenthetical notes, and modifier use.


Anatomy for all systems in the human body will be assessed in eight questions.

Our CCO Proven Method for Passing the CPC® Exam

Passing the CPC® Exam is easy when you use Laureen’s time-tested and proven method. Follow the 3 simple steps below to practice and you’ll practically guarantee yourself a passing grade.

Step 1: Get a Timer

For Step 1, grab a timer from the kitchen. We prefer the small digital ones or even a smartphone. Since the AAPC exam is timed, this is a critical component to passing the exam.

Step 2: Timed Quiz

For step 2, begin our online Mini-Mock Practice Exam while spending a maximum of 2 minutes per question. If you exceed 2 minutes per question, you’re not ready and you should consider taking our CPC® Review Blitz as a refresher.

Step 3: Score 85%

For step 3, you need to score a minimum of 85%. Do this, and you’re good to go! If you score less, you’ll need our CPC® Review Blitz and another practice exam.

CPC Certified vs Non-CPC Certified Starting Salary
CPC Certified vs Non-CPC Certified Starting Salary

Passing the CPC® Exam Means, on Average, a Salary Increase of $3,000 Compared to Uncertified Coders

If you’re not CPC® certified you could be throwing a lot more away than the small cost of a practice exam. Certified medical coders earn, on average, $3,000 more per year than their counterparts. In contrast, our CPC Practice Exams start at only $29.95.

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We are fully dedicated to our students. When you buy our practice exams, there is no need to worry about customer support. With thousands of users and counting, you cannot go wrong with CCO. Read what our students are saying about our CPC Practice Exam and related products!


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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Difference Between the Ruby, Sapphire and Topaz Exams?

Each exam contains a separate set of questions. We used the unique gemstone names so students can distinguish the exams from each other.

Do the Questions Change Every Time You Retake the Same Exam?

No, the questions will not change. Each exam is programmed with only 60 of the same questions. If you suspect you will need more questions, we recommend investing in extra exams.

Does the Practice Exam Have to Be Completed in One Sitting?

No. We provide “Save and Resume” functionality so you can return to the test later for completion.

Do I Get a Score and Rationale for Each Exam?

Yes. When you finish the test, at the bottom of the test, click on “Submit Your Answers” and you will be shown your results instantly. The rationales to each question can be seen by scrolling down.

Is the Practice Exam Instantly Available?

Yes! All our exams are instantly available online wherever internet is available. After you complete your purchase, you’ll receive an email containing your login details to the CCO Gradebook.

Can I Print the CPC Practice Exam?

No, we do not provide a printable version of the CPC Practice Exam. You will need to login to the online version to take the exam and input your answers and receive your score and rationale.


What Is the Refund or Cancellation Policy?

Due to the instant availability of internet-based training, CCO does not provide refunds or cancellations on any of our products including Courses, Review Blitzes, Practice Exams, Bundles, CEU Classes, Combos or CCO Club payments.

Where Can I Learn More About CCO?

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