To practice for a medical billing and coding test, download study guides and practice quizzes or attend review seminars and study groups. Create flash cards containing material such as medical vocabulary, coding and reporting guidelines, reimbursement schemes and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, topics. Allow a sufficient amount of time to study this comprehensive material.
Practice code identification with people from a study group and avoid using encoders. Take and study notes from all qualification courses and spend extra time on areas you do not feel confident about. Find reputable sources for online tests and work on the areas that are scored poorly.
When creating flashcards, divide them into categories early on in the review process. Focus on one category each day. Speak the information aloud or listen to it to try different learning techniques for retention. Be prepared to take multiple choice questions that are broken into two parts.
Decide on an amount of time that suits your study needs before the exam. Create a schedule for each week, setting aside time to study away from distraction. Develop some stress relief techniques to employ during the test to combat tension. Stay focused and calm during testing.