Are you getting ready to take the Medical Coding CPC Exam? There is a lot of good information available to help you prepare for the exam if you know where to look. Here are a few secrets to help you prepare and these ideas have helped many people pass the CPC Exam.
There are plenty of tools to choose from but the one combination that I have found to be the best is a CPC exam, (practice exam of course) and an exam strategy to give you a clear path to passing the CPC exam. I have found that students that practice with these tools are more confident in their abilities and this calms them down so they can perform better.
Students go into the CPC exam blind all the time. They think, for some unknown reason that the can pass the exam without having a game plan. Wrong! And you might win the lottery too but I wouldn’t hold your breath too long. You only get two chances to pass the CPC exam before you have to pay another $300. Many people end up paying this additional money before they come to the conclusion that they need help preparing. Don’t let this happen to you.
The Medical Coding CPC Exam is five hours and forty minutes long and requires patience, focus, and determination. It is easy to get distracted and start to guess at answers or get hung up on a few difficult questions at the beginning and this is the worst thing you could do.
For you to give yourself the best opportunity to complete the medical coding CPC exam you must spend the proper amount of time on each question. This is assuming you already know the material. Proper time management techniques are key to your success in becoming a CPC (certified professional coder).
There is a large amount of material to know for the CPC exam. But one of the good points is the exam is an “open book” exam. As long as you know the section of the books to look in for the right answers you should be OK.
Part of a good strategy to pass a multiple choice exam is the process of eliminating wrong answers from the list of choices early on. Using this technique will improve your exam score immediately and substantially which only stands to reason. Lets say our originally have four answers to choose from. By eliminating one incorrect answer you have now improved your chances by 25%.
Next, focus on the questions you know how to answer easily first. Get them out of the way at the beginning and this will give you the confidence you need to relax and let your mind work properly. You will start to move through the exam with speed and accuracy because you are less stressed and can think more clearly. Stress tends to restrict the minds access to memory. Relax and you will see a marked improvement in your score.
Reserve the most difficult questions for last. Get the simple questions answered first and that way you will have a good amount of time to work hard on the more challenging questions with less stress.
After all the preparation is finished, tell yourself you are prepared and you will get your certification. Build your confidence as you walk into the exam. Tell yourself you know the answers and are prepared. This will put you in the best position to pass the CPC exam on your first try. Good Luck.