Success Stories and CCO Reviews by Past Students 2017-02-02T20:20:29+00:00

Stories From Our Past Students

After losing faith in AAPC training, Ryan enrolled at CCO to become CPC® certified in 2 months and advance his career.

Breanne went from Front Office to Medical Coder with the help of CCO. Read her story.

Learn how Joseph samet went from no medical-coding education to passing his certification exams in just a few months.

With a full-time job and a child in college, Mala used CCO to work at her own pace and pass the CPC exam.

Learn how Cinthia Wilson, RHIA, CCS shifted careers into Medical Coding so she could work from home.

Learn how Tiffany used CCO to get COC® certified and take her on-the-job skills to the next level.

Learn how Dee Dee used CCO to become CPC® certified, get a job and go on to write and edit medical coding books.

After finding community college courses ineffective, Dorsey used CCO to pass the CPC® exam and shift roles at her job.

What Students Are Saying about CCO

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by Carol Ann Keene on

I found your presentations on Utube and thought they were phenomenal. Helped me understand the cardiovascular CPT coding. Loved the BHAT™ system and learning a systematic way to complete the multiple choice testing. I passed the first time and felt confident to get through all the material and testing. I am hooked in your teaching techniques. Thank you

by Daniel T. on

Thanks again to CCO for the excellent prep for the COC test via the COC blitz !!!!!

by JoAnn LaMothe on

Thank you

by Heather Vreeland on

Hello All –I wanted to take a moment to share my recent success with you. I began CCO’s MTA & PBC courses on May 1st; I had a small window of time to make this career change, so I committed to 10-12 hour days, through the day before my exam, to complete these programs (which are worth 120 CEU’s). All together, it took me 16 weeks.I approached this training by first outlining the chapter’s manual(s) by applying CCO’s fantastic BHAT technique. Then I read the chapter(s), created flash cards on my iPad, watched the lecture(s), completed the practice exercises, viewed any bonus resources, and completed the test(s).The first few chapters went great; but I found the first two CPT chapters much more challenging. I had a moment where I questioned my abilities to do this, and even reached out to my coach to see if this was “normal”. With her encouragement, I decided to dismiss my negative feelings, re-review the concept(s) I had missed and re-took the chapter’s test (going from 68-72% to 80-88%). After those two retakes, I moved on to the rest of the CPT chapters with success the first time around!Once I had completed the coursework, I scheduled my CPC exam (the standard 3 weeks out). I then reviewed/studied for my PBC final exam and took it as if it were the CPC exam, only giving myself 5 hours and 40 minutes on the printed test using the scantron provided. I then completed the CPC & ICD-10 BLITZ programs, taking all BLITZ tests available. Finally, I moved on to the 3 CPC practice exams, and the day before the actual CPC exam I simply reviewed my medical terminology flashcards (which consisted of prefixes, suffixes, root words and anatomical/radiology positions). I packed my bag the night before with my manuals, supplies, and snacks and “tried” to get the best nights rest possible before the exam.I awoke the following morning at 6am (I had to drive an hour to the exam) and headed on down to Glen Allen, Virginia (which is right outside of Richmond) to take the CPC exam. It was challenging, but I was able to finish with 5 minutes to spare; however, I did not take any breaks during the exam. I must admit, I really wasn’t sure if I had passed or failed as I walked out to my car.This past Friday morning, I was getting anxious and decided to sign on to [just to see] even though I knew it would take 5-8 business days before the results were posted online…BOOM! CPC-A credentials followed my name! Not only had I passed on my first attempt (as many people at my testing site were taking it a 2nd and 3rd time), but I had passed with an 88%! I absolutely believe that I could not have done this without CCO!Everyone at CCO is great: Laureen’s random jokes will make you laugh out loud, Alicia is the Queen of ICD-10, and Chandra is absolutely amazing -- she takes the time to explain things in detail so you understand what is really going on. You can tell she is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and gets you out of the zone where you don’t feel as if she is simply reading to you what you have already read in the book. My coach, Darcy, kept me encouraged and allowed me to ask those “silly” questions without judgment. If you are looking to make this career change, do it with CCO by your side; they will guide you to success!If you are looking for a good flashcard app, I used “Flashcards by NKO”. You’ll want to upgrade from the free version, but it is only a one time charge of $19.99 for pretty much unlimited cloud space that you can put on multiple devices. You can add pictures, outline/highlight on images, add/listen to the audio version (to study while driving or doing chores), play games, and take quizzes. You can also copy and paste flash cards to different decks (which is a huge time saver to avoid having to make a flash card more than once). I had one folder for medical terminology which had the following “running” decks: prefixes, suffixes, root words, anatomical directions & abbreviations. Then I created folders for each chapter where I had one deck for the “basics” and another for the chapter’s vocabulary. In some chapters I also had separate decks for “pathology” and “procedures” for quick reference. It was an easy way to stay organized right out of the gate!Thank you for listening to my story; I hope you found my advice useful and good luck on your future endeavors!Heather VreelandFredericksburg, VA

by Rubina Khan on

I passed my CPC exam on first try. BHAT™ Technique, CPC Blitz, and timed practice exams are the key to my success. Thank you CCO and Laureen!

by Anna Barreto on

I must say, the CCO Blitz study material is great, and for someone like me, just starting coding career it's important to find a reliable source of knowledge. Keep up the good work!

by Kellie Rice on

I am so glad I purchased the Blitz Videos and Practice exams. I strongly believe it was a significant help in my passing the AAPC exam on my first try. Thank You.

by Pamela Williams on

CCO was a tremendous help in preparing me for the CPC exam! I was very nervous that I was not going to pass on my first try- BUT I was more than confident walking out of my exam that I had done well! If you put in the work, the system definitely works!

by Delores Robertson on

This course was very helpful in getting over the bumps that tripped me up! So glad I had their help! 🙂

by Robin Simpson on

The Blitz covered everything needed to pass.

by Lourdes MJ on

I just want to say thank you Laureen and to your entire staff, I pass my exam.

by Stephanie E. on

I just found out that I passed my CPC exam with a 90% on the FIRST try. I wholly credit CCO's CPC Blitz for passing! I cannot thank each and every one of you enough. This is life changing for me and allows me to move up in our organization! I am so thankful for everyone's talent and hard work creating this material. I will be purchasing the CPB Blitz soon 🙂

by Tricia Mitchell on

Passed my first time and I give all the credit to the CPC Blitz and BHAT™ system! Thank you so much for such a successful, yet affordable program!

by Angie Chambliss on

Thank you, thank you!! Purchased the CPC blitz program and used the BHAT™ system in CPT book and passed on my first time I took my exam with an 80%!I purchased the program two weeks before taking exam and so happy I did because I am sure I would not have passed otherwise. Great program and recommend to everyone. encouraging my classmates who did not pass to purchase blitz program. Thanks again!

by Robin Searcy on

I loved the BHAT™ technique and it was very helpful on my second try with the CPC test.

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