5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Physical Status modifier
- Anesthesia Time
- The three types of anesthesia:
- Total Body Hypothermia
- a A modifier used to report the physical status assigned to each patient undergoing anesthesia. Patients are ranked by their individual health status.
- b Begins when the anesthesiologist (or anesthesia provider) begins to prepare the patient for the induction of anesthesia and ends when the anesthesiologist/provider is no longer in personal attendance.
- c General, Regional, and Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC)
- d Central Venous Pressure - A direct measurement of the blood pressure in the right atrium and vena cava. CVP reflects the amount of blood returning to the heart and the ability of the heart to pump the blood from the right heart into the pulmonary system.
- e Deliberate reduction of a patient's total body temperature, which reduces the general metabolism of the tissues. Generally, temperature is reduced 20-30% below a patient's normal temperature
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A technique used in general anesthesia to reduce blood pressure to control bleeding during surgery.
- Extensive and complex surgery intended to correct a severe health threat.
- Behind the peritoneum
- A unit multiplier to convert anesthesia units into a dollar amount for anesthesia services. Conversion Factors are reviewed annually by CMS and vary geographically.
- A technique that is used during heart surgery to take over temporarily the function of the heart and lungs.
5 True/False Questions
Add-on codes → Is based on the physician fee schedule. Payments are made under the Relative Value Unit, rather than by Conversion Factor. Time is not a consideration for payment.
OLV → One-Lung Ventilation - one lung is ventilated and the other lung is collapsed temporarily to improve surgical access to the lung.
Anesthesiologist → A physician who is licensed to practice medicine and has successfully completed an accredited anesthesiology program.
PAC → (AKA: Swan Ganz) - Pulmonary Artery Catheter - a flow directed catheter inserted into the pulmonary artery. PACs are used to measure pressures and flows within the cardiovascular system.
Intraperitoneal (Upper Abdomen) → Within the peritoneum; inlcudes the appendix, cecum, ileum, and sigmoid colon.