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CEMA Test

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:24 am
by Compliance-coder
Hi all,
new to the group. I have been in the medical field since 1993 and I am certified through the AAPC. I am interested in the CEMA test. Can anyone offer information, tips, etc., on the test? Was it easy, was it hard, did you run out of time? Thanks in advance
Compliance-coder - Mary Dressler, CPC, CEMC

Re: CEMA Test

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 11:41 am
by Thestephcode
I found the exam pretty straightforward but if someone does not thoroughly understand E/M coding, there is no chance of passing this exam. Ease would depend on a number of factors. Are you an experienced auditor? Are you comfortable leveling an E/M? Are you familiar with NAMAS' interps of those grey areas? Did you take the boot camp?

I have been auditing for several years and found the exam reasonable in content and time. It was thorough enough to really mean something. The CEMA impresses me enough to nudge everyone in my department to get the credential to set us above and apart from others. Three down, eight more to go!