CPC Practice Exam


You will need to pass the AAPC Certified Professional Coder exam, or CPC exam, in order to get your medical coding certification. Having your certification will increase your chances of getting hired and increase your earnings. As you study for the test you should work through as many CPC exam questions as possible. Try our free CPC practice exam to get started.

CPC Exam Questions

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Question 1
Tammy went to the doctor and saw Dr. Smith. Dr. Smith diagnosed here with bilateral otitis media. What is the correct code?
A
382.4
B
381.63
C
382.9
D
382.02
Question 2
A patient has a history of myocardial infarctions. The patient has diabetes with hypoglycemia, unstable angina and hypertension. The patient is admitted for cardiac cauterization.
A
413.9, 401.9, 250.80, 412
B
411.1, 401.9, 250.80, 251.2, 412
C
411.1, 401.0, 250.80, 412
D
411.1, 401.9, 250.00, 410.9
Question 3
The family history of a patient is malignant neoplasm of the breast. The patient receives (77057) a screening mammography, bilaterally.
A
V76.11
B
V76.11, V16.3
C
V16.3
D
V10.3, V76.11
Question 4
Daryl is a male 72 years old and a Medicare patient. He receives outpatient self-management training for 30 minutes of individual diabetes. Daryl’s new diagnose is Type II diabetic.
A
G0109, 250.01
B
G0176, 250.80
C
98960, 250.81
D
G0108, 250.00
Question 5
A Medicare patient is 65 years old male, presents a total PSA (prostate-specific antigen) screening test and a digital rectal examination. The patient’s brother and father had prostate cancer.
A
G0102, V71.1, V16.42
B
G0103, V10.46, V16.42
C
G0102, 84153, V67.9, V16.42
D
G0102, G0103, V76.44, V16.42
Question 6
A patient has a separately identifiable procedure, it is distinct. The procedure is provided in addition to an E/M service, which modifier is added to the E/M code?
A
-26
B
-32
C
-25
D
-24
Question 7
Cindy is a 24 year old female. She is seen in the office for chronic candida paronychia abscess. It needs to be incised and drained. Assign the code for the physician’s services ONLY.
A
10061, 681.9
B
10080, 681.02
C
10060, 112.3
D
11400, 681.9
Question 8
Tommy is 10 years old. Tommy presents for injuries caused from falling off his bicycle. The wounds were superficial. The wounds that he has are: his nose 2 cm wound, his cheek 1 cm and his elbow 2.5 cm. The injuries were a simple repair by suture. Assign the code for the physician’s office.
A
12011, 12001
B
12013, 12001-51
C
12013, 12002-51
D
12011, 12002
Question 9
Billy had to have Dr. Jones apply a cranial halo to stabilize the cervical spine.  This was for preparation for x-rays and subsequent surgery. The scalp was sterilized and local anesthesia was injected over the pin insertion sites. Anterior and Posterior cranial pins are inserted and the halo is attached. Assign the code(s) for physician service only.
A
20664
B
20661, 96372
C
20661
D
20664, 96372
Question 10
Michael is 5 years old, under general anesthesia. The tarsal dislocation by means of manipulation was reduced. According to the two view intraoperative x-rays the tarsus was in alignment correctly, and a short leg cast was applied. Code ONLY the reduction service.
A
28545, 29405
B
28545, 29405, 73620
C
28540, 73620
D
28545
Question 11
Mary had an abnormal shoulder x-ray done in the clinic yesterday. She is admitted for same day surgery. The physician has decided to do a diagnostic arthroscopy.
A
29806, 793.0
B
29805, 793.7
C
23066, 793.7
D
23100, 793.4
Question 12
To report a percutaneous arterial catheterization for monitoring what CPT code(s) would be used?
A
36600
B
36620, 36625
C
36620
D
36640
Question 13
With code 88239 which modifier would you use if the test was looking for hereditary breast cancer?
A
–OB
B
-91
C
-59
D
-OA
Question 14
With anesthesia services which service is not included?
A
Swan-Ganz monitoring
B
Mass spectrometry
C
Administration of blood
D
Blood pressure
Question 15
Which term does not refer to a level of consciousness?
A
Coma
B
Sciatica
C
Syncope
D
Stupor
Question 16
When the same physician provided a re-reduction of a fracture what modifier should you report?
A
-77
B
-54
C
-59
D
-76
Question 17
Fred was placed under general anesthesia for an excision of a local lesion of the epididymis. How would you report the surgeon’s services?
A
54830
B
54830, 00920-51
C
54861-50
D
54860-47
Question 18
At the start of the procedure Mrs. Atchley had a temporary ventricular pacemaker. This was used as a support during the procedure ONLY. How would you code the temporary system?
A
33211
B
33207
C
33210
D
33210, 33207-51, 33235-51
Question 19
In the CPT Manual in the Pathology and Laboratory section the subsection microbiology includes the codes for bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology.
A
True
B
False
Question 20
Tim has been admitted to the hospital. The reason for admitting him is for an insertion of 15 interstitial radiation ribbons. How is the radiology services reported by the facility?
A
99222, 77763
B
77777-TC
C
77762 x 15
D
77778
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About the CPC Exam:
The Certified Professional Coder designation is the gold standard for medical coding. More than 80,000 professionals have a CPC, and they typically earn 20% more than coders who are not certified. Being a CPC can also improve your chances of being hired in this competitive field.

The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions, and you have 5 hours and 40 minutes to complete it. The cost is $300, although there is a discount for AAPC students. Approved manuals may be used during the test. There is 1 free retake included if you don’t pass the exam on your first attempt.

This is a very challenging exam, so be sure to spend plenty of time on your test prep. Take as many medical coding practice tests as possible, starting with our CPC practice exam.