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Should I use Findacode for exam prep purposes?

Q: If I am a student and have not taken the CPC exam yet, should I use Findacode or just stick to my manuals because that is what I will be allowed to use in the CPC exam.  I am trying to do everything right now as it would be on the CPC exam so I don’t develop any bad habits.

A: Students preparing for exams should use their coding manuals to prepare as AAPC only allows manuals for exams.

Findacode is a great coding tool, but will not be helpful in an exam setting as only coding manuals are allowed.

It is not necessary to use an encoder while you are learning and practicing for the CPC exam.  I agree that your focus should be to develop your “book skills” for the exam at this time.  Encoders such as findacode.com require a fee for a subscription so you might as well wait until your employer will pay for it, rather than you paying out of pocket. 

The best feature of using findacode as a student are the explanation of procedures in laymens terms and seeing how the index is used to arrive at a code.

Q: If I am a student and have not taken the CPC exam yet, should I use Findacode or just stick to my manuals because that is what I will be allowed to use in the CPC exam.  I am trying to do everything right now as it would be on the CPC exam so I don't develop any bad habits.

A: Students preparing for exams should use their coding manuals to prepare as AAPC only allows manuals for exams.

Findacode is a great coding tool, but will not be helpful in an exam setting as only coding manuals are allowed.

It is not necessary to use an encoder while you are learning and practicing for the CPC exam.  I agree that your focus should be to develop your “book skills” for the exam at this time.  Encoders such as findacode.com require a fee for a subscription so you might as well wait until your employer will pay for it, rather than you paying out of pocket. 

The best feature of using findacode as a student are the explanation of procedures in laymens terms and seeing how the index is used to arrive at a code.

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