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What is allowed in our books?

Handwritten notes are acceptable in the coding books only if they pertain to daily coding activities. Questions from the Study Guides, Practice Exams or the Exam itself are prohibited. Tabs may be inserted, taped, pasted, glued, or stapled in the manuals, for as long as the obvious intent of the tab is to earmark a page with words or numbers, not supplement information in the book.

Any officially published errata for these manuals may also be used. No other manuals are allowed. Each code set is updated annually; it is essential that examinees use the current calendar year’s coding manuals when taking the certification exam. Questions on the CPCCPC-Pand COC tests do not require the use of any other outside material.

No materials (other than tab dividers) may be inserted, taped, pasted, glued, or stapled in the manuals.

AAPC certification FAQ

AAPC’s tips for CPC exam

  • Get your materials organized: Well-marked code books can be extremely helpful during the exam. Because coding guidelines contain instructions for what can be reported and what cannot be reported, use different colored highlighters to quickly distinguish between the two.

https://www.aapc.com/certification/cpc/#tab-5

What is allowed in our books?

Handwritten notes are acceptable in the coding books only if they pertain to daily coding activities. Questions from the Study Guides, Practice Exams or the Exam itself are prohibited. Tabs may be inserted, taped, pasted, glued, or stapled in the manuals, for as long as the obvious intent of the tab is to earmark a page with words or numbers, not supplement information in the book.

Any officially published errata for these manuals may also be used. No other manuals are allowed. Each code set is updated annually; it is essential that examinees use the current calendar year's coding manuals when taking the certification exam. Questions on the CPCCPC-Pand COC tests do not require the use of any other outside material.

No materials (other than tab dividers) may be inserted, taped, pasted, glued, or stapled in the manuals.

AAPC certification FAQ

AAPC's tips for CPC exam

  • Get your materials organized: Well-marked code books can be extremely helpful during the exam. Because coding guidelines contain instructions for what can be reported and what cannot be reported, use different colored highlighters to quickly distinguish between the two.

https://www.aapc.com/certification/cpc/#tab-5

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