How To Maintain Your CPC Credential Into 2016

How to Maintain Your CPC Credential into 2016Here are quick tips of information on how to maintain your CPC credential into 2016, the ICD-10 proficiency exam preparation, certification and training.

Just recently, AAPC has made an announcement that they will update the CPC exam to test on ICD-10 in January 2016.  So if you want to certify this year and know the ICD-9 code set, there is still time to take the CPC exam!

How To Maintain Your CPC Credential Into 2016:

According to CareerStep, in order to maintain your CPC credential into 2016, certified coders must pass an ICD-10-CM proficiency assessment exam by December 31, 2015 (and you’ve got 9 more days left to prove).

You can check out AAPC website for more information on the ICD-10-CM proficiency exam and if you need verification, you can also check out their ICD-10 proficiency verification tool. Taking the Certification Coaching ICD-10 for ICD-9 Coders program will prepare you for the ICD-10-CM proficiency exam.

If you want the CPC credential and know only ICD-10, one option is to quickly learn ICD-9 to certify this calendar year; another option is to wait till January 2016 when the test transitions to ICD-10. Non-credentialed coders may also take the ICD-10-CM proficiency exam (it is not exclusive to credential holders). This can be a great way to add something to your resume while waiting for the ICD-10 CPC test to become available. Source: Certification in ICD-9-CM and/or ICD-10-CM/PCS?

Where do you take the exam?
You can take the exam in person at a local testing center. To locate an exam site for the CPC:

Source: AAPC CPC Exam Locations

Need ICD-10 Coding Training? CCO Got You Covered!

For ICD-10 training, Certification Coaching Organization offers specialty specific, AAPC-approved online courses with practical tips and examples, free video trainings and tutorials, free practice exams, including comparison of ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding of common diagnoses that providers and coders what to change.

Get to know more of CCO’s ICD-10 training courses and ace that ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment Exam without stress!

ICD-10 Online Training Courses at CCO

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