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How can I get started as a medical coder?

There are a few things we would suggest for you to get started.

You first would want to take a coding course that teaches you the basics of medical coding. Here is a link to our basic PBC course (which offers coaching as you study). This link outlines what is offered: PBC – Physician Based Coding Course Info Page (CPC Prep)- http://cco.pe/1k0Ep5c

Here is a helpful chart to help you determine a course path on your own:

http://www.cco.us/list-courses-reviews-exams-credential/

We suggest you schedule a 20-Minute Consultation to discuss how you can learn what you need to move into coding. Need some guidance in your medical coding career? If you’d like to schedule a call with Laureen please follow the following link and pick a good time for her to call you back. It will go right on her calendar and she will call you at that specified time give or take 5 minutes.

Click this blue link to>>>>.Schedule 20 Min Consultationhttp://cco.pe/1kSoiab or call 877-225-0713

Please note: This is a free call but due to the demand on Laureens time please be mindful of the time limitation & be prepared with your questions & concerns.

Also should for some reason Laureen is unable to make the call she will try to e-mail you in advance but upon rare occasions she has been unable to connect to a call due to her internet connection so please be understanding and patient and feel free to reschedule the call should this happen to you and you do not receive your call within the designated time frame.

******CCO’s Tried and True CPC Exam Success Formula:**

  1. Take a full coding course (80 Hour College Equivalent) where you get plenty of opportunity to practice coding. To see details on CCO’s Physician Based Coding course go here ==> Physician Based Medical Coding Course http://helpdesk.cco.us/solution/articles/5000559882-all-costs-for-pbc-course

Watch all CCO CPC® Review Blitz videos and mark up coding manuals according to ******Bubbling and Highlighting™** technique. To see details on CCO’s Coding Certification Review Blitz go here ==> CCO’s Coding Certification Review Blitz_ _What is CCO Blitz?+

******This is both a review of the subject matter and a guide to doing well on the 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 ******“Bubbling and Highlighting™ Technique”.** This technique demonstrates 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.**

  1. Practice Blitz exam taking techniques by completing ******TIMED**practice exams.
  2. Start with shorter 50-60 question exams and finish with a 150 question exam.
  3. Allow your self an hour per 25-30 questions.
  4. Complete ******entire exam in one shot**, perhaps going to the library where you won’t be disturbed and to make it feel like the real thing.
  5. Use a ******digital kitchen timer**to count time down 60 minutes at a time per the Blitz technique.
  6. Use a ******sample test grid**to get used to using it for the real exam.
  7. ******Score your answers**and review ALL rationales thoroughly.
  8. ******Repeat**the process until you score an 85% on shorter exams.
  9. Then if time and budget allow complete a ******150 question practice exam**.
  10. Go over questions you don’t understand with an instructor or seasoned coder.

Where to get CPC Practice Exams:

  1. Free 50 questions CCO’s FREE CPC Practice Exam
  2. Free CCO ICD-10 Practice Examhttp://cco.pe/RE8SuW__
  3. ICD-10-CM Practice Examhttp://cco.pe/RE8M6N
  4. Practice exam bundled into CPC Review Blitz Package
  5. Mini-Mocks by CCO (******60 questions each**) $29.95 each or three for $69.95
  6. Practice Exams by AAPC(50 questions each) $29.95 each or three for $69.95

Or check out our FREE E-books:

******FREE WEBINAR**

How To Start A Lifelong Career As A Medical Coder Or Medical Biller

******FREE REPORT**

Click HERE for CCO’s FREE report How to prepare for your 1st coding exam

There are a whole series of practice tests you can also take in preparation. Books and manuals depend on what course(s) you register for. But these are the basics, along with a solid commitment and perseverance. CCO would love to be your partner to coach you along the way.


There are a few things we would suggest for you to get started.

You first would want to take a coding course that teaches you the basics of medical coding. Here is a link to our basic PBC course (which offers coaching as you study). This link outlines what is offered: PBC - Physician Based Coding Course Info Page (CPC Prep)- http://cco.pe/1k0Ep5c

Here is a helpful chart to help you determine a course path on your own:

http://www.cco.us/list-courses-reviews-exams-credential/

We suggest you schedule a 20-Minute Consultation to discuss how you can learn what you need to move into coding. Need some guidance in your medical coding career? If you'd like to schedule a call with Laureen please follow the following link and pick a good time for her to call you back. It will go right on her calendar and she will call you at that specified time give or take 5 minutes.

Click this blue link to>>>>.Schedule 20 Min Consultation - http://cco.pe/1kSoiab or call 877-225-0713

Please note: This is a free call but due to the demand on Laureens time please be mindful of the time limitation & be prepared with your questions & concerns.

Also should for some reason Laureen is unable to make the call she will try to e-mail you in advance but upon rare occasions she has been unable to connect to a call due to her internet connection so please be understanding and patient and feel free to reschedule the call should this happen to you and you do not receive your call within the designated time frame.

******CCO’s Tried and True CPC Exam Success Formula:** http://cco.us/faq/ccos-formula-for-success-in-passing-cpc-exam

  1. Take a full coding course (80 Hour College Equivalent) where you get plenty of opportunity to practice coding. To see details on CCO’s Physician Based Coding course go here ==> Physician Based Medical Coding Course http://helpdesk.cco.us/solution/articles/5000559882-all-costs-for-pbc-course

Watch all CCO CPC® Review Blitz videos and mark up coding manuals according to ******Bubbling and Highlighting™** technique. To see details on CCO’s Coding Certification Review Blitz go here ==> CCO’s Coding Certification Review Blitz_ _What is CCO Blitz?+

******This is both a review of the subject matter and a guide to doing well on the 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 ******“Bubbling and Highlighting™ Technique".** This technique demonstrates 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.**

  1. Practice Blitz exam taking techniques by completing ******TIMED**practice exams.
  2. Start with shorter 50-60 question exams and finish with a 150 question exam.
  3. Allow your self an hour per 25-30 questions.
  4. Complete ******entire exam in one shot**, perhaps going to the library where you won’t be disturbed and to make it feel like the real thing.
  5. Use a ******digital kitchen timer**to count time down 60 minutes at a time per the Blitz technique.
  6. Use a ******sample test grid**to get used to using it for the real exam.
  7. ******Score your answers**and review ALL rationales thoroughly.
  8. ******Repeat**the process until you score an 85% on shorter exams.
  9. Then if time and budget allow complete a ******150 question practice exam**.
  10. Go over questions you don’t understand with an instructor or seasoned coder.

Where to get CPC Practice Exams:

  1. Free 50 questions CCO's FREE CPC Practice Exam
  2. Free CCO ICD-10 Practice Exam - http://cco.pe/RE8SuW__
  3. ICD-10-CM Practice Exam - http://cco.pe/RE8M6N
  4. Practice exam bundled into CPC Review Blitz Package
  5. Mini-Mocks by CCO (******60 questions each**) $29.95 each or three for $69.95
  6. Practice Exams by AAPC(50 questions each) $29.95 each or three for $69.95

Or check out our FREE E-books:

******FREE WEBINAR**

How To Start A Lifelong Career As A Medical Coder Or Medical Biller

******FREE REPORT**

Click HERE for CCO's FREE report How to prepare for your 1st coding exam

There are a whole series of practice tests you can also take in preparation. Books and manuals depend on what course(s) you register for. But these are the basics, along with a solid commitment and perseverance. CCO would love to be your partner to coach you along the way.

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