Free medical coding test preparatory resources include Ritecode.com and Optimum360Coding.com, which offers periodic coding scenarios at its Code This page. Ritecode.com features links for free coding quizzes, a Surgical Op Report Index and an extensive online database of medical abbreviations. The site also features a free Coding Flowchart that focuses on Professional Fees and Facility Coding. It also include code reporting updates.
Generally, study guides, online courses and practice exams provided by the AAPC cost a certain amount of money to use. Ritecode.com also offers various fee-based preparatory materials such as its Comprehensive Coding Certification Prep Course, training aids and sample exams. ACCP features a four-step study procedure for the CPC Exam at its website. The first step involves studying medical terminology and anatomy, and its online courses feature textbooks and coaching support. These two courses are offered separately and as a bundle, and students have up to two months to complete them.
Step two involves taking the CPC Preparation Course, and students taking this online course have four months to use its training. The course is flexible so that students can study at their own pace while learning the fundamentals of medical coding. Further preparation is available through the AAPC's CPC Certification Study Guide and CPC online practice exams. In addition to standard diagnoses codes, students must learn examination and management visit codes.