You will need to pass the AAPC Certified Professional Coder (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. Our free CPC practice exam has been fullly updated for 2021.
CPC Exam Questions
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A previous fluoroscopic examination with use of contrast material revealed a gastrointestinal verix (a dilated, and twisted vein) To treat it, the physician inserts an endoscope into the site in the patient’s duodenum and injects the vein with an agent that causes scarring of the vein. What is the correct code for this procedure?
Code the following: The doctor removes the eyeball and sutures the eyelids together.
A patient who was a passenger in a multiple-car automobile accident receives an open nasal fracture. The physician treats the uncomplicated fracture and sets up a follow-up visit for removal of the sutures.
S02.2XXA, V46.6XXA, 21315
S02.2XXB, V49.59XA, 21325
S02.2XXB, V49.59XA, 21337
S02.2XXB, V86.19XA, 21315
Code the following encounter. A patient presents with a cyst that is located on his right anterior mandible. The cyst covers 8 square cm and extends three teeth. The patient is placed under general anesthesia and with an intra-oral approach, the three teeth are extracted and a mandibular osteotomy is performed to resect the cyst. After the removal, the defect is packed with gauze and sutured closed.
A 42 year old woman with Myasenthia Gravis arrives in the emergency room suffering from the inability to catch her breath. The patient is given oxygen due to the fact that she presents with acute exacerbation of the disease. Code this scenario.
A surgeon performs a suturing of a perforated ulcer in the large intestine in conjunction with a colostomy. Which code or codes should be used?
Code the following: A woman is sent to an imaging center for tumor imaging. She receives positron emission tomography (PET) scan in a limited area, for a suspected brain tumor.
The Correct Coding Initiative (manual) is a book of code edits and code combinations that indicate _____________________.
allowed coding pairs
surgical packages and RVU data
coding pairs that are considered bundled or mutually exclusive
GPCI data and proper modifiers to use with allowed coding pairs
The act of removing part of the body or the destruction of the function of a part of the body is called what?
A lab performs microbiology for bacteria on a blood culture to isolate and provide identification of the isolate. Select the best code from below for the lab to claim:
After initial consultation is performed on a patient, subsequent visits (not performed to complete the initial consultation) to manage a portion or all of the patient’s condition should be billed as ________________________.
an established patient office visit or subsequent hospital care, depending on the setting
a new patient office visit or subsequent hospital care, depending on the setting
follow up consultations
Which of the following Medicare services would require the patient to have an advanced beneficiary notice signed in order to collect payment from the patient?
Routine foot care
Preventive/routine physical exam
None of the above
A patient is referred to a physician by a life insurance agent to get an examination for eligibility purposes. Pick the best code from below.
A physician suspects an orbital pseudotumor in the patients left eye. A biopsy of the extraocular muscle is performed and an unexpected malignancy was diagnosed. How would you code this visit?
67346, H05.119, C69.60
Code the following: A surgeon performs a partial mastectomy on a patient with a tumor on her left breast.
Code the following: A backbench reconstruction of cadaver or living donor liver graft prior to allotransplantation; arterial anastomosis, each.
Assign the proper Level II code for the following supply/service. Dialysate solution, any concentration of dextrose, fluid volume 300cc, for peritoneal dialysis.
Patient is initially treated for a displaced fracture of the medial malleolus. What is the correct code?
Code the following scenario: A physician performs a superficial biopsy of a malignant neoplasm on the rectus femoris muscle of a normal healthy patient under anesthesia.
C49.20, 20200, 01250-P1
D21.9, 20200, 01220-P1
A Cystourethroscope is inserted into the urethra and into the bladder of a male patient. The doctor then removes a part of the urethra which has become blocked.
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.