A good practice exam should fully prepare its examinee for the real exam. Knowing what to expect and not being surprised on exam day are important.
AAPC’s CPC exam is 150 questions and must be completed in 5 hours and 40 minutes or less.
There are three main sections to the CPC exam:
- Medical Concepts
- Surgery and Modifiers
- Remaining CPT codes
Each of these three sections are then further divided into the following smaller headings.
The following sub-divisions are each assigned 5-10 category specific questions**
- Payment management
- Medical terminology
- ICD-10-CM codes
- HCPCS codes
Surgery And Modifiers:
This section is mainly sub-divided to reflect the surgery section of the CPT book and assigns 5-10 category specific questions to each of the following sub-divisions**
- Hemic/Lymphatic systems
- Male and Female reproductive organs
- Maternity/ Endocrine system
- Nervous system
Remaining CPT Codes:
This portion of the exam focuses on the remaining CPT codes and assigns 5-10 category specific questions to each of the following sub-division**
- Evaluation and Management
Our 150 question CPC practice exam was created using the structure listed above in order to emulate the actual CPC exam as closely as possible. We felt that by doing this examinees would know exactly what to expect on examination day. By utilizing this structure examinees can better prepare for the exam by focusing on category specific questions and identifying areas of weakness. Knowing what to expect in detail also tend to help calm pre-test anxiety.