CPT Review Blitz
CPT Review Blitz
In order to save money, this Component does not include the ICD-10-CM Review Blitz or Practice Exam.

CPT Review Blitz Component

The CPT® 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.

BHAT® System Included

Includes The BHAT® System

BHAT® (pronounced ‘bat’) stands for “Bubble, Highlight and Annotate Technique“. This is a proprietary system, which is used in connection with our educational services, created by Laureen Jandroep in 1999 that uses bubbling, highlighting and annotation techniques to help students quickly find key answers in their manuals during the open book AAPC exams.

Instead of flipping back and forth between pages where the guidelines are, the answers are right next to the codes when a student takes the board exam. Students have stated the BHAT® system gave them the confidence they needed to pass the exam. Another plus: the BHAT® system helps coders in their day to day coding work after the exam as well! [Learn More]

The CPT Review Blitz Component Videos are Perfect for You

  • 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
  • You can jump straight to the topics you need help with

  • 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!

What’s Included In The CPT® Review Blitz Component

Detailed Overview of the CPT® Review Blitz Component

  • 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 catheterization 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

  • 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 Coaching and 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Videos can only be played while connected to a high-speed internet connection. We do not allow videos to be downloaded or played offline.
This Review Blitz is already complete and live. You can watch them immediately after ordering.
No. You will need to purchase the AAPC exam directly from the AAPC website.
No, all the lessons have been pre-recorded by our Certified Instructor and are available for replay via any modern internet-enabled device.

No. Since the CPC exam is one of the first certification exams a medical coder takes, we do not expect you to be certified yet. However, you should have already taken a medical coding course since the material inside the CPT Review Blitz Component is meant to refine and refresh your knowledge of medical coding in preparation for the CPC exam.

No, in order to save you money, this new “Component” training does not include ICD-10-CM Review Blitz. If you need it, please consider our CPC Review Blitz Package.

No. In order to save you money, this new “Component” training does not include a Practice Exam. If you require it, please consider our CPC Review Blitz Package.

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.

Since 1999, we’ve been proudly training thousands of students to help them pass their certification exams. If you feel the need to see examples of our teaching style, please visit our YouTube channel with hundreds of videos and over 2 million views. If you would like to read past student reviews on our products, you’re welcome to read through our hundreds of  testimonials.

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  • We recommend a modern Computer, Laptop or Tablet and a high-speed internet connection to experience smooth streaming playback of our HD videos. Slower computers (pre-2010) and internet connections will result in choppy playback and browser errors.
  • Newer iPhones and iPads are fully supported.
  • Android devices are not officially supported, but students report the videos play well on them.
  • Finally, don’t stress the tech stuff too much. Our friendly support team is always here to help you on your medical coding journey.