One of the best-selling AAPC CPC exam study guide that is only available online is The Medical Coding Certification Review Blitz Videos by Laureen Jandroep. This CPC exam study guide is targeted for students interested in getting certified for medical coding. Many have passed their CPC exam on their first try immediately after using it. With that in mind, here's a detailed review of her program.
What is it?
"Medical Coding Certification Review Blitz Videos" is an online and DVD video training and support program developed by Laureen Jandroep. Laureen Jandroep is an experienced teacher and coach to medical coders taking physician based certification board exams since 1999.
You will have access to Laureen's proven techniques to pass the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Her program also covers the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CSS-P) exam by the American Health Information Association (AHIMA).
Who is it for?
Laureen Jandroep has taught many students to prepare for the exams, and through her many years of experience has developed a sense for knowing what students need in order to pass. All these experience and strategies are condensed into these series of videos which are proven to work.
If you need to:
1. Quickly review all the chapters in the CPT book.
2. Know the exam details on what to expect and what to do.
3. Manage your time to answer exam questions, not ask questions in your head.
4. Prepare your coding lookup strategies beforehand.
5. Ask questions and get advise from an authority figure in CPC.
And most importantly, this program give you the confidence and tools to pass so you can keep your cool and focus on scoring high!
What is good about it?
The Medical Coding Certification Review Blitz Videos are a great review alternative to textbooks. Medical coding subject matter can be very technical and boring, so being able to digest it in video form is always a welcome relief. There are 9.5 hours worth of video so it is a comprehensive review divided into chapters.
The videos are narrated by Laureen with interesting and straight-to-the-point presentation. Laureen is an excellent presenter with a pleasant personality so you won't mind going through the videos again and again. Her advice and techniques for tackling difficult questions will help you to avoid pitfalls that cost you precious time. The videos are organized by chapters so you skip certain chapters if you're confident enough. As a 2011 special, you get these videos on nicely packaged DVDs as well. *Good news, this special bonus is extended for 2012 as well.*
On top of the videos, you get support as well. This is well worth the price of admission alone. You get access to her community of dedicated medical coders via a Yahoo Groups forum, so you can keep yourself up to date on average salaries, opportunities, or general news about CPC. Laureen also organizes monthly webinars where she interviews successful medical coders. This is a great resource for you ask questions and get guidance. Last but not least, you get a 60 minutes direct telephone support with Laureen so you can pick her expert brain on anything about medical coding, whether is it about the exam techniques, career advice, or coding in general.
How does it do it?
Medical Coding Certification Blitz Review Videos come as downloadable videos (you also get DVDs as a 2011 & 2012 special). The total running time of the videos are 9.5 hours so it is divided into chapters of 20-35 minutes each. As mentioned it comes with a 60 minutes telephone support with Laureen, access to a Yahoo Groups community, and monthly webinars. The program also comes with a 60 days money back guarantee.
A quick search turns up very little results for video-based CPC/CSS-P exam preparation or review programs. Nevertheless Laureen Jandroep has done a great job in preparing the blitz review videos with excellent support.