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Resolved Planned Approach to Pass CIC Exam


New member
I completed the AAPC CIC online course Dec. 2010. I purchased and completed the AAPC CIC Study Guide. I took the 3 AAPC CIC Practice Exams. I did not pass the CIC Exam my first attempt. Next, I purchased and completed the CCO CIC Review Blitz. I really enhoyed it! After studying really hard for the CIC Exam, including studying the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, I sat for it a second time. I improved my score, but I did not pass. I ran out of time answering the cases. I did answer all of the MC questions. What do you recommend I do to prepare for and pass the CIC Exam? I need some challenging
CIC practice exams to take. The real CIC Exam is much harder than the CIC practice exams. I am considering purchasing your ICD-10-PCS Review Blitz.Thanks very much!


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I did the AAPC CIC course last summer it was very difficult.

Perhaps you need to do the full course again since it has been over 10 years & ICD-10 wasn't implemented until 2015.


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I have been awaiting our CIC practice exams to become available.

I will check on the status of those exams for you.

If PCS was a struggle for you then the PCS Blitz should be helpful.

ICD-10-PCS course:

ICD-10 Blitz:

ICD-10-CM Course:

ICD-10 Blitz:


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