ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment
I took the mini ICD-10 course through CCO earlier this year. I found it helpful and I passed my ICD-10 proficiency assessment on Saturday with a 93! It was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I kept thinking that once I got half way through the exam the harder questions would come but they never did. Quite frankly I felt the free practice exam through CCO was harder! :) I had 1 hour and 10 minutes left when I finished the assessment so it really doesn't take the full time that they give you. So for those of you that are worried about the assessment, it really isn't a big deal. You will do fine!
2015 CPC Blitz Videos
On Thu, 12 Mar at 10:38 am , Lorrie H wrote:
I wanted to say THANK YOU for your Blitz program!! I took my CPC exam last weekend and PASSED!! I had taken a full online class for coding and had a good basic understanding, but I really feel like your videos filled in some gaps and bubbling and highlighting CPT made a huge difference in how I could find the correct code. I’m so happy that I found your website at just the right time!
ICD 10 Proficiency assessment
Thanks to your webinar on the ICD 10 proficiency assessment, I took my Assessment on 2/20 and passed with a 90%!! Thanks to Alicia and her enthusiastic style of teaching, she really relieved all fears!!! Thanks to all of you here on CCO!!!!!!
Proficiency Exam Webinar
I just wanted you to know that after attending the webinar on Passing the Proficiency Exam without Stress, I was encouraged to take the exam on 2/14/15 and passed with a surprising score of 91%.
I had taken a boot camp for ICD-10 CM at my local Columbus Ohio AAPC Chapter over a year ago, and kept putting off taking the exam, because I did not pass my very first CPC exam and had to test again. Then when I went for my first specialty, CCVTC, I had to sit for that exam 3 times before passing. So you can see my stress factor.
But after hearing Alicia talk and offer tips, I whizzed right thru with 90 min to spare. When I saw the score I was really excited and relieved.
You all do a really great job at CCO and deserve a huge pat on the back for continuing to offer free webinars to the Coding/Billing community in health care. KUDOS to CCO.
PASSED CPC Exam FINALLY!
I couldn't have done it without you, CCO!!!
I had taken the test 2x. Once in December and then at the end of February. I felt pretty defeated by then. I really felt prepared by doing all the right things, but somehow, I was missing something...then I found CCO (Cue up the angelic music)
I had many A-HA moments going through the blitz videos. I only had 2 weeks between tests to prepare, so I was a mad woman, sequestered and preparing...LOL..no, seriously...I had pillow head for the entire time.
By the time I went to take the test, for the THIRD time, I brought Laureen with me. In one video, she states where you become one with your CPT book, LOL, she wasn't kidding! Well, my heart and soul went into this time and it worked and I passed. 3 x the charm.
Another great example to share, is on one question she spoke on a procedure that was a personal story and I remembered that and I know, I got that question right! It's little things like that that helped me remember. You don't get that in just a text book. All of my studies were in the virtual format, no personal interaction, so this is KEY, I found, to help visually hear and see..it gave my knowledge a depth of understanding that was, to me, instrumental on my passing. I am completely convinced of that.
I cannot express enough, my gratitude and what passing this test means to my life, moving forward.
If you find this note in all these positive stories, let me tell you, if you are on the fence on signing on...do it. You will NOT be sorry and it is worth every cent. Good Luck!!!
Passed CPC Exam
Just wanted to say that I took my CPC exam in December and I passed. I honestly feel that this course was amazing! I am changing careers (was a CTRS) and was nervous about going back to school. I didn't want to spend a ton of money learning something new. I researched coding and found this site and am so grateful that I did. I was nervous about starting an online course. My teacher, Alicia, was amazing and very supportive when I needed to take some time off with the birth of my second child. She made me work hard because a lot of time had gone by before I got back into the swing of things but it was well worth it. I felt the blitz was extremely helpful in helping me pass the exam. It is very important to do the blitz and practice exams. I don't feel like I could have done it without CCO! Thank you.
ICD Proficiency Webinar
This site is a must have for Coders!!
I attended the February 8, 2015 ICD-10 webinar and a few days later passed the ICD-10 proficiency assessment. I could not have done this without the help of codingcertification.org and Alicia! She was a wonderful speaker who presented the material clearly and concisely and made it so enjoyable! I learned not only how to approach the assessment without fear but also the skills to pass it. I now feel very comfortable with ICD-10 and feel this has greatly improved my coding skills. I am a forever fan of this site and recommend it to every coder/biller out there!
Kellie Pieczynski, CPC, New Jersey
Re: ICD-10 Proficiency Webinar
I know that there have been a million responses to last night's webinar, but I just wanted to say something. I've been in the HIM field for 30 years and last night was the MOST INFORMATIVE webinar I have EVER been on (and I've been on A LOT of them!)...ha! I have (honestly) been procrastinating with ICD-10. Last night made me realize that it's time to just do it and I just felt a sense of relief in, okay, I can do this :) I already have the books and that box was hollering my name last night...lol. VERY NICE PRESENTATION and I have forwarded the link for tonight to a lot of colleagues!! Very, very impressive I must say!
You may absolutely put that on your testimonial page - please feel free! I just couldn't go without saying it - I feel so hopeful now!! :) :)
Have a beautiful day Laureen!
I joined the webinar last night Feb 8th. Very informative, helped clear up some questions I've had with learning ICD10.
I decided since its snowing again here in New York I would take the day off and take the ICD10 proficiency exam. I passed! Thanks to listening to Alicia last night. I had 45 minutes remaining. I'm sure I could have finished sooner, but I did experience a laptop issue, which was a bit stressful. Lol! The test itself wasn't.
Thank you once again,
Karen DeResh, CPC, ICD10 proficient
Blitz Video Owner- Lori Woods
“I passed my CPC® exam-with the help of CCO’s Blitz!!!”
Dear Laureen, I can’t tell you & everyone at CCO how invaluable the Blitz videos were for me in preparing for the CPC exam! I believe the Blitz videos were instrumental in my being able to learn how to take the exam & how to strategize a method to tackle it in the allotted time frame. The advice, the bubble highlight method & tips were very helpful. Thanks CCO for helping me pass the CPC! I look forward to becoming a medical coder & having CCO behind me in my future journey in coding with the awesome support CCO provides coders everywhere!
- Lori Woods, CPC-A®, Denver, CO