Guess who has new letters following her name? Yep....me!
I took my national medical coding certification exam on Saturday. It was the CPC exam (certified professional coder) and took me 5 hours, 20 minutes to complete. Yesterday evening, after obsessively checking my exam status, I found out that I passed with a score of 91%, which I am told puts me at "Magna Cum Laude" status! From what I understand, the CPC credential is the gold standard for outpatient medical coding, so I'm good to start applying for positions. However, I can also code inpatient and vastly prefer that, so I need another set of credentials to help open doors for hospital inpatient jobs....so, after a quick celebratory dinner this evening, it's off to start studying for that 4 hour exam, and hopefully another set of new letters behind my name.
So far, it's Christina, B.S., CPC-A...and hopefully soon to include CCS!!