Certified Professional Coder CPC Review Blitz
Certified Professional Coder CPC Exam Preparation

Medical Coding Exam Preparation

Pass the CPC® Exam On Your Very Next Try – Without Fear, In The Required Time, And With Ease Using Our Medical Coding Review Blitz!

Medical Coding Certification

Get Prepared For…

  • Qualified Medical Coder (QMC®) exam by QPro
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam by the AAPC
  • Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P) exam by AHIMA
  • Certified Medical Coder (CMC®) exam by PMI

Looking to become a Certified Professional Coder? Maybe this is your first time taking the CPC® exam. Maybe you have failed before and this is your second or third time trying to get certified. Either way, you are desperate for any method that you could use to improve your chances of passing the medical coding exam. Well, I have good news…

You’ve Come to the Right Place for Medical Coding Certification!

The Medical Coding Review Blitz is both a review of the subject matter and a guide to doing well on the medical coding certification 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 BHAT® method. This technique explains 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.

BHAT® System Included

Includes The BHAT® System

BHAT® (pronounced ‘bat’) stands for “Bubble, Highlight and Annotate Technique“. This is a proprietary system, which is used in connection with our educational services, created by Laureen Jandroep in 1999 that uses bubbling, highlighting and annotation techniques to help students quickly find key answers in their manuals during the open book AAPC exams.

Instead of flipping back and forth between pages where the guidelines are, the answers are right next to the codes when a student takes the board exam. Students have stated the BHAT® system gave them the confidence they needed to pass the exam. Another plus: the BHAT® system helps coders in their day to day coding work after the exam as well!

The BHAT® format, which was previously available as videos, is now available as easy-to-access online documents. [FAQ & More Info]

Why the Medical Coding Review Blitz Is So Helpful

  • They prepare you to pass the medical coding certification exam ON THE FIRST TRY
  • They teach you our proprietary BHAT® method to help you use your manuals during the test – and after during your daily coding work

  • Watching online videos are cheaper and less stressful than attending live events

  • They help increase your confidence about passing the CPC® exam
  • You can fit watching the videos into your own schedule
  • Easier to digest/take in the information on video than at a live event
  • You can pause the videos to take notes
  • You can rewatch the videos in the areas you need to work on
  • If it’s a medical coding area that you feel comfortable with, you can skip it and save time studying
  • You can spend more time studying problem areas
  • You can get started NOW with instant access to the online videos!

I’ve never been any happier than ever. I finally passed my CPC exam! After my 3rd attempt of taking my exam and failing I decided to invest into the CCO study tools provided for the CPC exam. Surely enough I’ve never felt more confident in taking the exam and surely enough I passed!

Daniela Onate, Student
CPC Exam Prep

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A recent salary study by the AAPC revealed that the more AAPC credentials you carry, the higher your salary. It’s also common for peers to place greater value and trust on individuals with more credentials. In case you’re curious, here are the average salaries for medical business professionals with one, two and three credentials.

What’s Included In The Medical Coding Review Blitz

Meet Your Certified Instructors for the Medical Coding Review Blitz

Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I, CRC CCO Education Director

Alicia has been working in the medical field for over 20 years. She first learned about medical coding while working in a medical records department at a resort town hospital near where she was raised. Through the years she has held several jobs in the medical field from, CNA, EMT, Pharmacy technician and Medical Records Abstractor and Analyst.  Outside of the medical field she has worked as a Real Estate agent, and owned her own on-line retail business. The medical field has always been where she felt the most comfortable.

Alicia  has taught medical coding, billing and medical law and ethics at a private college. She also did contract work in HCC Risk Adjustment and discovered she really enjoyed ICD work. Because she loves to learn Alicia is working towards her Masters in Health Care Administration with an emphasis on education. Having taken many online classes through the years to complete her degree she feels very comfortable with both face to face and on-line learning. Alicia will tell you that not only does she love medical coding but she has a passion for teaching it. Alicia lives in the middle of Texas with her husband who is a Pastor, five of her six children, three dogs and two cats.

Jennifer Sanders, CPC, CPB, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow

Jennifer Sanders, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow, CCO Instructor

Jennifer started her medical career in 1992 when she began working as a Physical Therapy Technician in Southern California. Over the years and across the US, she has worked in almost every aspect of a medical office from Receptionist to Practice Administrator for several specialties including Family Practice, Orthopedic and Chiropractic. Her passion, however, is education as she currently she teaches Medical Billing and Coding for several online and on-campus colleges and works part-time as a Project Manager for a division of a large East Coast Orthopedic group.

When she is not working, Jennifer is the President of the Leonardtown AAPC Chapter that she helped to develop in 2016 where she often presents and conducts CPC Review Courses. For this coming year, her goals include beginning her Master’s Degree and sitting for more certification examinations.

And in that little bit of spare time left in the day, she is busy playing mom and taxi driver to a full family of children ranging from 5 to 16 years in age. She is married to a Naval Officer residing in Maryland with more than a handful of children, her mother in law and their dog.

  • Each video is between 20 – 60 minutes in length
  • Enough to completely cover each section while at the same time allowing you to take breaks between sessions covering a specific topic.
  • You can then go on to the next topic or play the last video again.
  • Each section refers to your CPT® manual so you can follow along and see how to best use your book during the exam. After all it is an open book exam. You’ll be able to find the codes you need in the shortest time.

  • Proprietary BHAT® Technique: how to mark and highlight your CPT® and ICD coding manual to make it easier to choose the correct answer of the choices given for any question on the exam.

  • A complete, comprehensive review of what is covered on the CPC® exam: an exhaustive review of all the various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures covered on the exam.

  • A guide to doing well 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.
  • How to best manage some questions you might find more difficult than others.
  • How you can look up codes during your exam relating to diagnoses and procedures in the most efficient manner.
  • How to take the exam: the mindset needed to not focus on the ‘little things” but focus on the important of coding guidelines.

I am absolutely certain that I would not have passed without this course. Thank you for putting this course together so fluently and easy to understand. I have recommended it to a couple of colleagues who have their upcoming certification exam in December. I appreciate that each of you saw the need for even intelligent people needing help with this very rigorous exam.

Well, I finally did it!!! 3rd Time was indeed the charm.

So very grateful,



I don’t think I could have passed my CPC exam on my first try without the knowledge and wonderful techniques I learned with CCO. I actually cried when I read I passed my exam. I’m still jumping up and down with happiness! I will definitely use more blitzes in the future when I go for more certifications. I cannot rave enough about CCO.

What specific feature did you like most about this product?
BHAT®!!! So helpful! I couldn’t have passed my exam without all those helpful notes that took me a lifetime to write into my books. I referred to them so many time during my exam.

What would be three other benefits about this prod­uct?
The videos were extremely helpful, all the little tips and tricks that were mentioned in the CPC Blitz and just everything!!

Would you recommend this product? If so, why?
Yes! To anyone that wants to pass their test you need to devote yourself to study time with CCO! Highly recommend! 10 million stars! Thank you CCO!

Aurora Selvaggio

CPC Review Blitz and BHAT® system definitely helped me pass the CPC exam on my first try! Thank You so much for all of your exam strategy tips.

Tina P.

Detailed Overview of the Medical Coding Review Blitz Contents

  • 01 – Introduction to the Exam and Time Management: This is an overview and the video you would play first. It’s about what to expect at the exam, how many sections, the time allowed and efficient time management strategies. It gives details on how to prepare your coding manual for efficient referencing since this is an open-book test. It also describes a system of dealing with questions that appear difficult so as not to waste precious time during the exam.

  • 02 – Medical Terminology: Since coding requires knowing the names of medical procedures, as well as basic human anatomy, this section covers how medical terms are formulated. Emphasis is placed on meanings of various prefixes and suffixes as various root words used in naming medical conditions and procedures.
  • 03 – HCPCS:  Medical supplies and durable medical equipment used in treating patients. Medical transport (ambulance). Splints and orthotic devices. Pathology and laboratory procedures. Medicare and Non-Medicare codes. Medicaid only codes. Letter= designated codes (F codes, Q codes, etc.) Drug codes. (using the appendix of your coding manual)
  • 04 – Coding Guidelines and Practice Management:  How to prepare for the 6 questions on coding guidelines and 6 questions on practice management. Mostly these questions are around the ICD codes.
  • 05 – Modifiers Section: You will learn how to group modifiers by type, explain the difference between global package modifiers, EM only modifiers, # of surgeon modifiers, etc, apply knowledge immediately for on the job use and for use in preparing for coding certification board exams. Bonus: Modifier Grid Job Aide (worthy of laminating!)

  • 06 – E&M Section:  There are twelve questions on E&M (Evaluation and Management) on the CPC® exam. Whether the patient is an in-patient. What exactly is a consultation and how to code accordingly? What are critical care codes? What defines a nursing facility, what exactly an emergency department is, etc. Discover the “Locate your HEM in Time” technique that has been known to help students struggling with E&M get that “ah ha!” moment. Practice worksheets are provided.

  • 07 – Anesthesia Section:  This part of the program covers the highlights of Anesthesia coding needed for the board exam. You will understand the difference between general, regional, local anesthesia and how to code them as well as conscious sedation. You will know what to do if there was more than one procedure done during an operative session.

  • 08 – Radiology Section:  This section is about x-rays and diagnostic imaging, including MRI and PET scans. Watch this video and you will understand what constitutes a procedure with contrast, when injections can be billed for, ultrasound coding, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine coding.

  • 09 – Path & Lab Section:  Codes for diagnostic laboratory procedures from blood chemistry to surgical biopsies. The highlights of this video are pathology consults, surgical pathology, panels, the difference between qualitative and quantitative tests and more.

  • 10 – Medicine Section:  The highlights of this large section of the CPT® Manual are covered. Come away with tips for coding ophthalmology, psychology, chiropractic, physical therapy and more. Covers general medical conditions and infectious diseases and prescription medications. The cardiovascular procedures are covered in video #14 Cardiovascular Surgery.

  • 11 – Integumentary System:  The term ‘integumentary’ refers to all ‘breach of skin’ surgical procedures. This video provides an introduction to surgery coding in general including discussion about open and closed procedures (a favorite exam concept) and the global surgery package. Then you will delve into the integumentary surgery section in detail. You will know when to add codes together and when to report them separately. You will understand that an intermediate repair is not just for layered repairs, all breast procedures are covered.

  • 12 – Musculoskeletal System:  This video covers dislocation and fracture coding, when you can code for casts and strapping, bunionectomy coding, and wound exploration procedures. The video also demonstrates the “stacking” technique for coding of spine procedures.

  • 13 – Respiratory System – Cardiovascular System:  Includes all respiratory problems such as asthma and COPD for which medical care is sought. After a brief anatomy review you will be taken to the respiratory section of the CPT® manual and be shown the areas that tend to be the area of focus for board exams.

    Coding applicable to all medical and surgical treatments of heart diseases and conditions. After a brief anatomy review you will be taken to the cardiovascular section of the CPT® manual and be shown the areas that tend to be the area of focus for board exams. Specifically pacemaker/defibrillator coding, CABG coding, coronary angioplasty coding, and cardiac catheterization coding to name a few

  • 14 – Digestive System:  Covers conditions of the esophagus, stomach small and large bowels and the rectum. After a brief anatomy review you will be taken to the digestive section of the CPT® manual and be shown the areas that tend to be the area of focus for board exams. Scope procedures dominate this section. You’ll see some key notes you’ll want to write in your CPT® manual so they jump out at you when you are taking the board exam.

  • 15 – Urinary – Genital System:  Coding for kidney, bladder and urinary tract conditions. Specifically urodynamics, kidney procedures, ureter and bladder procedures are discussed. After a brief anatomy review you will be taken to the urinary section of the CPT® manual and be shown the areas that tend to be the area of focus for board exams.

    Also In this segment the male and female genital system procedures are discussed with emphasis on prostate procedures, tricky definitions related to vulvectomies, hysterectomy coding and maternity coding.

  • 16 Endocrine/Nervous/Eye/Ear System System:  After a brief anatomy review you will be taken to the endocrine and nervous sections of the CPT® manual and be shown the areas that tend to be the area of focus for board exams. You’ll discover the “butterfly” technique for coding procedures of the thyroid and the “stacking” technique for coding procedures of the spine and covers skull base surgery, neurostimulator coding and nerve block procedures.

    After a brief anatomy review you will be taken to the eye and ear sections of the CPT® manual and be shown the areas that tend to be the area of focus for board exams. Specifically eye removal, keratoplasty coding, cataract coding and ocular adnexa coding are discussed for the eye. For the ear emphasis is on the ear tube surgery (tympanoplasty).

Bonus Content & Extra Resources

  • PRINTABLE 60 Question CPC Practice Exam (ICD-10 version)
  • Online 60 Question CPC Practice Exam (with ICD-10-CM)
  • Path & Lab CPT® Codes 80300 – 80304 Explained

  • Review of X {EPSU} Modifiers (modifier 59 alternatives)
  • How To Handle Multiple Code Answers
  • ICD-10-CM SIRS, Sepsis, and Severe Sepsis Chart
  • ICD-10-CM Otitis Media Chart
  • Student Support Hub
  • Instructor Coaching and Support
  • Compliance & Regulatory: Questions on CPC Exam
  • Compliance & Regulatory: NCCI Edits
  • Compliance & Regulatory: Place of Service Codes
  • Compliance & Regulatory: NCD/LCD
  • Compliance & Regulatory: RVU’s
  • Compliance & Regulatory: Medicare Parts A, B, C and D
  • Compliance & Regulatory: What is an ABN?
  • Compliance & Regulatory: What is HIPAA?
  • Compliance & Regulatory: Fraud and Abuse
  • Compliance & Regulatory: Apply Coding to Payment Policy

Student Reviews: We Love Our Students, And They Love Us

This program works. It’s worked for hundreds of people. But don’t take my word for it.
Here’s what past students are saying about the Medical Coding Review Blitz exam preparation videos.

Can you hear me screaming from the roof top??!! I passed my CPC certification on the very first try! I am so thankful for your Blitz videos and practice exams. I just found out today that I actually passed the test.
Brittany Pendleton
Just wanted to say that I took my CPC exam in December and I passed. I honestly feel that this course was amazing! I researched coding and found this site and am so grateful that I did. I was nervous about starting an online course. I felt the Blitz was extremely helpful in helping me pass the exam. It is very important to do the Blitz and practice exams. I don’t feel like I could have done it without CCO! Thank you.
Karie Jarvis-Slayton
I passed my CPC exam on first try with 80%. I could not have done this without the Blitz videos and practice exams. The bubble and highlighting really assisted in my getting thru all 150 questions in the allotted time. My thanks to Laureen and the team as I could not have done it without you guys!!
Lisa Colbert
The Blitz along with several practice tests really helped me feel confident when I walked into the exam. I finished with 40 minutes to spare, which I took to go back over the questions/scenarios I wasn’t super sure I did all I could to answer correctly. I was able to take some time and change a couple of answers in that extra time. And I PASSED my first time taking the CPC exam!
Dear Laureen, I found out today that I passed the CPC® exam with 87%. Your blitz videos were extremely helpful. I learned so much more from these videos than I ever did in school. Every chapter was well structured and easy to follow. It boosted my confidence and kept me motivated all along. I can’t thank you enough…
Kartika Shree, CPC-A
Dear Laureen: I’ve just received notification that I’ve passed my CPC® exam- on the first try!!! There is no way I would have passed the exam without your Review Blitz. The advice and tips you gave are invaluable. Money well spent. I hope to use this certification and my past experience to become an instructor in medical coding and billing. Thank you so much for this step up to my future career!!
Virginia Farrell, CPC
I’m one of the ones that passed the certification exam because of your Blitz videos…I’m back in class taking refresher coding Review Blitzes to keep my self abreast of the updates. I’m in 2 classes with about 20 students in each class, all trying to get certified. As your Blitz was such a blessing to me, I printed from the internet your advertisement page for your Blitz Videos. I’m going to give each of my classmates a copy and let them know that I had tried passing the certification exam several times and didn’t pass until I viewed your Review Blitz. I hope some, if not all, will take an interest and will order your Review Blitz. Thanks again for the help you have been to me.
Mary L Springs
Just want to let everyone know that I took my CPC exam on December 08 and passed with an 88%. I did an online course so I did not have a teacher in front of me at any time. I attribute much of my success to the Blitz videos because then it felt like a teacher to help me. Laureen is the best! If I can do this at age 54 then anyone can do it! Do not doubt yourself, hard work and hard studying pay off. I did over 750 practice questions to get me ready for this. Not one question was on the exam but I think it definitely got me well prepared along with the “Bubbling and Highlighting” technique. Good luck to anyone studying for the CPC!
Darlene Bakaj-Wood, CPC-A
At age 49, I started to go back to school in a MBC program, Graduated at age 50 with high honors, and valedictorian…. I attended an alumni meeting a year later, and the MBC Program Director hired me to teach the MBC Externship Program…. I had to become CPC® certified within months to keep employment there. I failed the first time, couldn’t finish in the 5-1/2 hours allotted then.

Failed the second time by the skin of my teeth- 69. And then restudied, restudied and bought your Videos, which I viewed a few times.

Going through the CPT book and highlighting guidelines and all those tips made the exam go smoother. I took the exam, passed and incredibly finished in 4-1/2 hours. That’s a record for me. Yes, it cost me again to pay for the exam but I have no regrets whatsoever. Your videos helped me tremendously the 3rd time around and I just wanted to say thanks to you. 3 Times was a charm for me. :) NEVER GIVE UP. Keep up the great work. You are awesome, you teach from your heart and your tips are EXCELLENT.


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Medical Coding Review Blitz Package

  • One Payment Today
  • 9 Months of Access
  • 24/7 Online Access
  • BHAT® System
  • Medical Coding Review Blitz Component
  • ICD-10-CM Review Blitz Component
  • 60 Question Practice Exam
  • Live Student Webinars
  • Student Webinar Recording Archive
  • Books/Manuals Not Included. See Required Books Here.

Medical Coding Review Blitz Component

  • One Payment Today
  • 9 Months of Access
  • 24/7 Online Access
  • BHAT® System
  • Medical Coding Review Blitz Component
  • Live Student Webinars
  • Student Webinar Recording Archive
  • (Does Not Include ICD-10-CM Review Blitz Component or 60 Question Practice Exam)
  • Books/Manuals Not Included. See Required Books Here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, CEUs are not included with this Review Blitz. This change was made effective on November 8th, 2018.

We only provide CEUs inside the CCO Club which is not included with this Review Blitz. If you’d like to earn CEUs, please consider joining the CCO Club.

No. Students will need to supply their own manuals for this Blitz. You’re welcome to purchase from our bookstore or another supplier. Click here to see the books required for this Blitz.

Videos can only be played while connected to a high-speed internet connection. We do not allow videos to be downloaded or played offline.
This Review Blitz is already complete and live. You can watch them immediately after ordering.
No. You will need to purchase the AAPC exam directly from the AAPC website.
No, all the lessons have been pre-recorded by our Certified Instructor and are available for replay via any modern internet-enabled device.

No. Since the CPC exam is one of the first certification exams a medical coder takes, we do not expect you to be certified yet. However, you should have already taken a medical coding course since the material inside the CPC Review Blitz is meant to refine and refresh your knowledge of medical coding in preparation for the CPC exam.

Since most students use this Review Blitz to prepare shortly before testing, we do not offer payment plans.

Due to the instant availability of internet-based training, CCO does not provide refunds or cancellations on any of our products including Courses, Review Blitzes, Practice Exams, Bundles, CEU Classes, Combos or CCO Club payments.

Since 1999, we’ve been proudly training thousands of students to help them pass their certification exams. If you feel the need to see examples of our teaching style, please visit our YouTube channel with hundreds of videos and over 2 million views. If you would like to read past student reviews on our products, you’re welcome to read through our hundreds of  testimonials.

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  • Our members area offers online streaming videos that are fully compatible with the newest web browsers from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Older versions of web browsers will not work since they do not support HTML5 or modern video files.
  • CCO only supports the Chrome Web Browser which can be downloaded for free here.
  • We recommend a modern Computer, Laptop or Tablet and a high-speed internet connection to experience smooth streaming playback of our HD videos. Slower computers (pre-2010) and internet connections will result in choppy playback and browser errors.
  • Newer iPhones and iPads are fully supported.
  • Android devices are not officially supported, but students report the videos play well on them.
  • Finally, don’t stress the tech stuff too much. Our friendly support team is always here to help you on your medical coding journey.