Q: Do you have to have medical coding experience before you take any certification exam – Vickie
A: Oh, it’s related, Vickie had the same question. No you don’t. Of course it helps. I mean, if Boyd went to take it and he hasn’t studied, then he’s obviously not going to pass; so experience helps you. The CIC exam that I took yesterday, you have to have experience to be able to code those ten cases with 10 plus, 13 plus codes that you had to get done like quick, quick, quick. So, experience definitely helps. That’s why we stress taking timed practice exams to get your speed up.
Alicia: But those are suggestions.