CRC Practice Exam

Carefully Crafted by CCO Certified Instructors to Feel Just Like the Real AAPC CRC Practice Exam. Improve Your Chances of Passing!

CRC Practice Exam
CRC® Practice Exam by CCO

Test Your Risk Adjustment Knowledge With Our CRC Practice Exam

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

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

Is your new job testing for CRC® Risk Adjustment proficiency?

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

Why Is Our CRC Practice Exam So Effective?

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

Inspired by the AAPC CRC® Exam

All CCO Instructors have previously sat and passed the AAPC CRC® Exam. With our combined experience, we have first hand knowledge of what you need to know for Risk Adjustment (HCC) 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 CRC 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 CRC® exam answer wrong and not knowing why. That’s why CCO has included full rationale explanations with every CRC® 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 CRC® 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 CRC® 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 CRC® 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.

Printable Version

If you’re the type of person that likes to work with pencil and paper, don’t worry. We provide a printable version of the Mini-Mock CRC® Practice Test so you can take your test anywhere a pencil and paper is allowed.

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 CRC® Practice Exam so you can stop and resume the test whenever you like.

Certificate of Completion

Once you’ve passed our Mini-Mock CRC® 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 CRC Practice Exam?

The best CRC® practice exams should be able to fully prepare its examinee for the real 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 CRC® exam is 100 questions and must be completed in 4 hours or less.

CRC Practice Exam

There Are Seven Areas Covered in the Official CRC® Exam

Quality Care

  • Understand the purpose of HEDIS and alignment with risk adjustment
  • Understand the purpose of STAR ratings and alignment with risk adjustment

Documentation Improvement

  • Communicate documentation discrepancies with providers
  • Identify documentation discrepancies


  • Identify common coding errors identified in RADV audits
  • Understand the process for prospective audits
  • Understand the process for RADV audits
  • Understand the process for retrospective audits

Risk Adjustment Models

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the ACA risk adjustment model
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the CDPS risk adjustment model
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the HCC risk adjustment model
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the private payers risk adjustment model
  • Understand elements needed to determine the risk adjustment score

Pathophysiology, Medical Terminology, Anatomy

  • Identify common acronyms for industry terminology
  • Identify common acronyms for medical terminology
  • Identify the anatomic structures, locations and functions
  • Understand disease processes and interactions for common chronic conditions
  • Understand the meaning of common medical terminology

Purpose and Use of Risk Adjustment Models

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply trumping in the risk adjustment hierarchy
  • Understand the use of data mining from data captured through risk adjustment coding
  • Understand the use of predictive modeling from data captured through risk adjustment coding

Diagnosis Coding

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the Coding Clinic guidance to coding scenarios
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly code amputations, artificial openings, atherosclerosis, AV fistulas, CHF, CKD, complications of devices, COPD, CVA/Stroke, dementia, depression, DVT, hypertension, malnutrition, manifestations of diseases (eg, DM, stroke, COPD), mental disorders, neoplasms, pneumonia, pressure ulcers, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary fibrosis, seizures, skin ulcers.
  • Identify common coding errors in risk adjustment
  • Identify diagnosis codes that risk adjust
  • OBGYN specific conditions that risk adjust
  • Pediatric specific conditions that risk adjust

Our CCO Proven Method for Passing the CRC® Exam

Passing the CRC® 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 CRC® 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 CRC® Review Blitz and another practice exam.

Chart - CRC vs CPC Salary Estimates

Passing the CRC® Exam Means, on Average, a Salary Increase of $2,434 Compared to Medical Coders

If you’re not CRC® certified you could be throwing a lot more away than the small cost of a practice exam. Certified Risk Adjustment coders earn, on average, $2,434 more per year than their medical coding counterparts. In contrast, our Mini-Mock Practice Exams start at only $29.95.

100% VERIFIED Student Reviews

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 CRC Practice Exam and related products!




60 Questions


Unlimited Retakes

Instant Results with Rationale

9 Months of Access



60 Questions


Unlimited Retakes

Instant Results with Rationale

9 Months of Access



60 Questions


Unlimited Retakes

Instant Results with Rationale

9 Months of Access

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Difference Between the Amethyst, Carnelian and Garnet 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 CRC Practice Exam?

Yes, we provide a printable version of the CRC Practice Exam but you will need to return to the online version later to 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?

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 hundreds of testimonials.