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Can I bring printed Errata and Current Year ICD-10 Guidelines in to my AAPC Exam

Question: My 2018 ICD-10 manual has last year’s guidelines (2017).  Can I print the 2018 guidelines and bring them in with me to the exam?

Answer: Yes you can.  We confirmed by email from the exams department at the AAPC and Teresa Zarco stated:

“Yes, they [examinees] are allowed to bring a printout of the current years guidelines.”

“if the proctors have any questions regarding the guidelines the day of the exam. they are more they welcome to contact Wendy Willes, her number is on the Proctor Confirmation.”

You are also allowed to bring in any Errata from official sources like CPT, ICD, and HCPCS.  At times certain publishers have errata – like in a previous years version of ICD a publisher was missing the ambulance modifiers.  Examinees were allowed to bring in the official errata from the publisher with those missing pages.

You can always check here with AAPC 

800-626-2633

 info@aapc.com

Question: My 2019 ICD-10 manual has last year's guidelines (2018).  Can I print the 2019 guidelines and bring them in with me to the exam?

Answer: Yes you can.  We confirmed by email from the exams department at the AAPC and Teresa Zarco stated:

"Yes, they [examinees] are allowed to bring a printout of the current years guidelines."

"if the proctors have any questions regarding the guidelines the day of the exam. they are more they welcome to contact Wendy Willes, her number is on the Proctor Confirmation."

What items will I need to bring to the exam?

For a complete list of approved and recommended resources, please refer to the "Approved Resources" document.

Due to the diverse languages spoken in certain countries, AAPC may determine additional policies relating to approved resources. In such instances, we will communicate with examinees through exam confirmation emails prior to each event to ensure that everyone is aware of the local stipulations.

The ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines are allowed in all exams that list the ICD-10-CM as an approved resource. Highlighting, underlining and brief notations needed for day-to-day coding is permitted on the printed side of the pages. Long passages of information are not permitted on the blank pages of the print out.

Manual calculators and highlighters are also allowed for all exams. 

You are also allowed to bring in any Errata from official sources like CPT, ICD, and HCPCS.  At times certain publishers have errata - like in a previous years version of ICD a publisher was missing the ambulance modifiers.  Examinees were allowed to bring in the official errata from the publisher with those missing pages.

You can always check here with AAPC 

800-626-2633

 info@aapc.com

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