Prep Course Op Reports

Operative Reports Included:


  • Cesarean Delivery; epidural anesthesia

  • Vaginal delivery, epidural

  • Forearm wound

Integumentary 10000

  • Nail remnant excision

  • McKissock reduction mammoplasty

  • Excision of basal cell carcinoma

  • Right excisional breast biopsy

  • Excision of mass

  • Scar revision times two

  • Full-thickness skin graft, nose

  • Removal breast implants and replacement

  • Terminal Syme's amputation, left third toe

  • Excision of pilonidal cyst with primary closure

  • Split-thickness skin grafting

  • Right subcutaneous mastectomy

  • Right modified radical mastectomy

Musculoskeletal 20000

  • Subacromial decompression & rotator cuff repair

  • Modified McBride bunionectomy

  • Diagnostic arthroscopy with excision of plica Left knee

  • Percutaneous pin fixation of fracture Right little finger

  • Swanson trapezium implant

  • Open reduction and internal fixation of radial shaft fracture

  • Trigger thumb release Right

  • Hardware removal Debridement Repair and Culture

  • Excision of soft tissue mass

  • Excision of foreign body. Ball of left foot

  • Excision of dorsal ganglion cyst

  • Austin bunionectomy with Orthosorb fixation Bilateral

  • Reduction, right scaphoid fracture

  • Partial medial meniscectomy

  • Arthroscopy and excision of plica

  • Arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff

  • Open Bankhart reconstruction

30000 Section

  • Varicose Vein removal

  • Placement of P.A.S. Port Left arm

  • Aortic valve replacement

  • Left coronary artery catheterization

30000 Respiratory

  • Bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery /ethmoidectomy
  • Microlaryngoscopy

  • Left thoracostomy tube placement

  • Direct laryngoscopy with biopsy

  • Microlaryngoscopy

  • Bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery

  • Bronchoscopy

30000 Cardiology

  • Right Carotid Artery Endarterectomy
  • Pericardial Window, relief of Cardiac Tamponade

  • Right Upper Lobectomy Bronchoscopy

  • Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

  • Swan-Ganz catheter Insertion

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

  • Emergency cardiac catheterization

  • Swan-Ganz catheter Insertion 2

  • Cardiac Catheterization 2

  • Quadruple Vessel Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

  • Quadruple CABG, vessel reconstruction

  • RGEA grafts / Complete arterial revascularization

  • Cardiac Catheterization

  • Cardiac Catheterization

40000 Section

  • Transanal resection of rectal polyp Lord stretch

  • Laparoscopic left inguinal hernia repair

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

  • Colonoscopy with polypectomy

  • Reduction of obstruction and exploratory laparotomy

  • Ventral incisional herniorrhaphy with mesh

  • Sigmoidoscopy

  • Hemorrhoidectomy

  • Resection of sigmoid colon

  • Removal of Tenckhoff catheter

50000 Section

  • Cystoscopy, Bilateral retrogrades, Ureteroscopy
  • Cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy, Retrograde ureterogram, Stone extraction, Stent placement.

  • Cystoscopy, Urethral dilatation & Foley catheter insertion.

  • Scrotal exploration

  • Cystoscopy / Manipulation / Ureteral Stent Placement

  • TUR of bladder tumor

  • Cystoscopy, Bilateral insertion of Double J stents

  • Cystoscopy, Dilation of bladder, Bladder biopsy and Instillation of DMSO

  • Cystoscopy with TURP

  • Closure of bladder laceration

  • Laser conization

  • Dilatation and Curettage

  • Dilation and Curettage, Hysteroscopy

  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy, Endometrial curettage

  • Laparotomy with cystectomy of right ovarian cyst

  • LEEP Procedure

  • Marsupialization of right Bartholin gland

  • Scrotal exploration / Epididymectomy & Hydrocelectomy

  • Dilation and curettage

  • Laparoscopic tubal ligation

  • Laparoscopy with carbon dioxide laser

  • Hysteroscopy

  • vaginal delivery after a previous cesarean delivery

  • induction of labor

  • Vaginal Delivery / hallway

60000 Section - Nervous

  • Release of left carpal tunnel

  • Therapeutic epidural block

  • Hemilaminotomy and foraminotomy

  • Epidural blood patch

  • Selective root sleeve injection with fluoroscopy

  • L3-4 facet injection - Bilateral

  • Daily management of epidural

  • Bilateral open carpal tunnel release

  • Lumbar epidural steroid injection

  • Transforaminal epidural steroid injection with fluoroscopic imaging

  • Right plantar fascial release

  • Excision of neuroma, foot

  • Left subclavian Port-A-Cath insertion under fluoroscopy

60000 Section - Ophthalmology

  • Phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation - left eye

  • Ptosis Repair

  • Dacryocystorhinostomy Left eye

  • Examination with gonioscopy

  • Penetrating keratoplasty

  • Phacoemulsification

  • Plastic repair of right lower canaliculus

  • Trabeculectomy, left eye

  • Scleral buckle revision

60000 Section - Auditory

  • Bilateral T-tube removal

  • Tympanoplasty with stenosis repiar, ext. auditory canal

  • Right ear stapedectomy

  • Right Suboccipital Craniectomy

  • Tympanoplasty
  • Tympanoplasty with temporalis fascial graft

  • Bilateral Tympanostomy & Tubes Placement

  • Myringoplasty & foreign body removal

  • Bilateral myringotomy with placement of PE tubes

  • Tympanostomy with PE tube, AU

Pathology 80000

  • Sesamoid bone of foot
  • Benign cystic ovary

  • Cataract OD

  • Endometrial polyp

Medicine (cardiology) 

  • Triple Bypass Graft
  • Insertion of Gor Tex Graft

  • Placement of permanent pacemaker


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Details The Medical Coding Certification Prep Course is a 6 month online course designed to teach you about medical coding  and how to code properly! It includes over 700 medical coding exam questions and answers, over 120 Surgical Op Reports, over 1,200 terms defined and much, much more. Here is a complete list of the topics covered: Here is a complete list of Operative Reports included: Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions:
The Medical Coding Certification Prep Course is for the student getting started in medical coding. The course takes you from the beginning all the way to preparing you for certification.

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The CPC Exam
  • 150 multiple choice questions (proctored)
  • 5 hours and 40 minutes to finish the exam
  • One free retake
  • $300 ($260 for AAPC Students)
  • Open code book (manuals)
The CPC© examination consists of questions regarding the correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level ll procedure and supply codes and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for billing professional medical services to insurance companies. Examinees must also demonstrate knowledge on proper modifier use, coding guidelines and regulatory rules. The CPC© exam thoroughly covers: 10,000 Series CPT® - 10 questions Surgical procedures performed on the integumentary system Skin, subcut aneous, and accessory structures Nails Pilonidal cysts Repairs Destruction Breast 20,000 Series CPT® - 10 questions Surgical procedures performed on the musculoskeletal system Head Neck Back and flank Spine Abdomen Shoulder Arm Hand and fingers Pelvis and hip Leg Foot and toes 30,000 Series CPT® - 10 questions Surgical procedures performed on the respiratory system Nose Accessory sinuses Larynx Trachea and bronchi Lungs and pleura Surgical procedures performed on the cardiovascular system Heart and pericardium Arteries and veins Surgical procedures performed on the hemic and lymphatic systems Spleen Lymph nodes and lymph channels Surgical procedures performed on the mediastinum and diaphragm 40,000 Series CPT® - 10 questions Surgical procedures performed on the digestive system Lips Mouth Palate and uvula Salivary gland and ducts Pharynx, adenoids, and tonsils Esophagus Stomach Intestines Appendix Rectum Anus Liver Biliary Tract Pancreas Abdomen, peritoneum, and omentum 50,000 Series CPT® - 10 questions Surgical procedures performed on the urinary system Kidneys Ureter Bladder Urethra Surgical procedures performed on the male reproductive system Penis Testis Epididymis Tunica Scrotum Vas deferens Spermatic cord Seminal vesicles Prostate Surgical procedures performed on the female reproductive system Vulva, perineum, and introitus Vagina Uterus Fallopian Tubes Ovaries Maternity and Delivery Surgical procedures performed on the endocrine system Thyroid gland Parathyroid Thymus Adrenal glands Pancreas Carotid body 60,000 Series CPT® - 10 questions Surgical procedures performed on the nervous system Skull, meninges, brain Spine Spinal cord Extracranial nerves Peripheral nerves Autonomic nervous system Evaluation and Management - 10 questions Office/Other Outpatient Hospital Observation Hospital Inpatient Consultations Emergency Department Critical Care Nursing Facility Domiciliary and Rest Homes Home Services Prolonged Services Case Management Care Plan Oversight Preventive Medicine Non-Face-to-Face Services Special E/M Newborn Care Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care and Intensive Care Complex Chronic Care Coordination Transitional Care Management Anesthesia - 8 questions Time reporting Qualifying Circumstances Physical Status Modifiers Anesthesia for surgical, diagnostic and obstetric services Radiology - 10 questions Diagnostic Radiology Diagnostic Ultrasound Radiologic Guidance Mammography Bone and Joint Studies Radiation Oncology Nuclear Medicine Lab/ Path - 10 questions Organ and Disease Panels Drug Testing Therapeutic Drug Assays Evocation/Supression Testing Consultations Urinalysis Molecular Pathology MAAA Chemistry Hematology and Coagulation Immunology Transfusions Microbiology Anatomic Pathology Cytopathology Cytogenetic Studies Surgical Pathology In vivo and Reproductive Medicine - 10 questions Immunizations Psychiatry Biofeedback Dialysis Gastroenterology Ophthalmology Otorhinolaryngology Cardiovascular Noninvasive Vascular Studies Pulmonary Allergy and Immunology Endocrinology Neurology Genetics Central Nervous System Assessments Health and Behavior Assessments Hydration Therapeutic and Diagnostic Administration Chemotherapy Administration Photodynamic Therapy Dermatology Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medical Nutrition Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment Patient Education and Training Non-Face-to-Face Nonphysician Services Moderate Sedation Medical Terminology - 8 questions Medical terminology for all systems in the human body Anatomy - 8 questions Anatomy for all systems in the human body ICD-10-CM Volumes 1 & 2 - 10 questions ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting Diagnosis for all the chapters included in ICD-10-CM Diagnosis questions will also appear in other sections of the exam from the CPT® categories HCPCS Level ll - 5 questions Modifiers Supplies Medications Professional services for Medicare patients Coding Guidelines - 6 questions ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting CPT® coding guidelines and parenthetical notes Modifier use Compliance and Regulatory - 5 questions Services covered under Medicare Parts A, B, C and D Apply coding to payment policy Place of service reporting Fraud and Abuse NCCI edits NCD/LCD HIPAA ABNs RVUs source: AAPC
Approved Manuals for Use During Examination
  • CPT® Books (AMA standard or professional edition ONLY). No other publisher is allowed.
  • Your choice of ICD-10-CM (Exams will test ICD-10 effective January 1, 2016).
  • Your choice of HCPCS Level II.


Electronic devices with an on/off switch (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, etc.) are not allowed into the examination room. Failure to comply with this policy may result in disqualification of your exam. Any officially published errata for these manuals may also be used. No other manuals are allowed. Each code set is updated annually; it is essential that examinees use the current calendar year's coding manuals when taking the certification exam. Questions on the CPC, CPC-P and COC tests do not require the use of any other outside material. Individuals with a solid understanding of coding fundamentals, anatomy and terminology should be able to answer each examination question through application of the CPT®, ICD-10-CM or HCPCS Level II manuals or through careful reasoning. Approved Exam Manuals

Non-Approved Manuals for Use During Examination

Due to the advantages of additional information and/or ease of use, the following books cannot be used during the exam:
  • Current Procedural Coding Expert® - Ingenix
  • Current Procedural Coding Expert® - Ingenix
  • Procedural Coding Professional - Contexo
  • Procedural Coding Professional - AAPC
  • Procedural Coding Expert - Contexo
  • Procedural Coding Expert - AAPC
  • CPT® Insider's View - AMA
  • CPT® Plus! - PMIC
  • Coders' Choice CPT® - PMIC
  • ICD-10-CM Easy Coder
source: AAPC