Q #15: The aftercare codes for fractures are going away. Will we always need to know the type of fracture that resident had prior to admitting to a SNF?
A: Yes. I think you will. I suspect you will. I would say, yes.
Q #16: I want to go for CPC-H, any non-expensive suggestions?
A: Well, you can pick-up just the “H” portion if you want with us. You don’t have to take the whole CPC, and if you’ve never… unless you’re not a CPC. If you’re not a CPC already and haven’t taken that certification, you can still go straight and take the CPC-H and not have the CPC, but you need to take a full course. Without knowing what your experience is and everything, I wouldn’t be able to probably advise you. If you have experience as a coder, what you need to do is you need to have a mock exam. Go take the exam, we’ve got free exams. If you can get through a CPC exam, one of our mock exams, then you can pick up probably some information on the “H” and do it on your own. If you can’t, then you’re going to need to take the course; and of course we’ve got, in my opinion, the best rates for what we give you because we give you tons of extras.
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Boyd: There’s also a question in the chat that kind of relates to that and that’s about, she’s asking how long does it take – how long should she prepare for to take the CPC exam? And a lot of times that I’ve heard in you guys talk about, take a lot of mock exams and when you’ve consistently passed those, that’s –
Alicia: With an 80 or 85.
Alicia: You know, 70 is passing, but if you can get like an 85% then you’re probably good togo.
Boyd: Consistent, right?
Alicia: Right. We offer a lot of free exams. and then we have the three exams that the AAPC offers. You can get them through us as well.