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Manuals Recommended for Students Enrolling in the Fall and after (current year vs. next year versions)

Around September of each year, we start recommending to students that they should aim to take their certification exams in the next calendar year. So in September, we recommend that they prepare for the next calendar year certification exam.

The three manuals needed come out as follows:

ICD-10-CM August for following calendar year

CPT late October for following calendar year

HCPCS late November for following calendar year

The PBC and FBC courses get into the manuals in the order they come out.

The textbooks for these courses come from the AAPC and the new versions normally come out in January of the new year. It is perfectly fine to use the current year’s textbook with the next year’s manuals. Yes, there may be some minor issues but nothing should prevent you from jumping into your studies and not waiting until January.

Around September of each year, we start recommending to students that they should aim to take their certification exams in the next calendar year. So in September, we recommend that they prepare for the next calendar year certification exam.

The three manuals needed come out as follows:

ICD-10-CM August for following calendar year

CPT late October for following calendar year

HCPCS late November for following calendar year

The PBC and FBC courses get into the manuals in the order they come out.

The textbooks for these courses come from the AAPC and the new versions normally come out in January of the new year. It is perfectly fine to use the current year's textbook with the next year's manuals. Yes, there may be some minor issues but nothing should prevent you from jumping into your studies and not waiting until January.

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