CPT CODING WEEK 5 IND WORK

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What is the largest section of the six CPT manual sections?

Surgery

Does Medicare reimburse for every surgical tray?

NO

The subsections in the Surgery section are usually divided according to ________.

medical specialty or body system or anatomical site.

These are found at the beginning of each section and contain information specific to the section: ________.

guidelines

Information within parentheses is referred to as ________ expression or phrase.

Parenthetical

Before assigning this type of code, you must be certain that a more specific Category I or a Category III code is not available: ________.

UNLISTED

This report contains the nature, extent, need, time, effort, and at times equipment necessary to provide a service: ________.

SPECIAL

This designation within the CPT manual indicates a procedure that is only reported when it is performed as the only procedure or when another procedure performed at the same time is unrelated to this procedure. This is a ________ procedure.

SEPARATE

When time, effort, and services are bundled together, they form a ________ package.

SURGICAL

________ anesthesia is defined as local infiltration, metacarpal/digital block, or topical anesthesia.

LOCAL

According to Medicare guidelines, ________ complications of a surgical procedure are usually included in the reimbursement for a major surgical procedure.

ROUTINE

Code ________ is a CPT code that can be assigned to report a surgical tray.

99070

Code ________ is a HCPCS code that can be assigned to report a surgical tray.

A4550

This code reports a postoperative follow-up visit that is included in the global service: ________.

99024

What are the three things that are considered components of wound repair?

Ligation
Exploration
Debridement

Wound repair codes are determined by what three criteria?

Length
Complexity
Site of repair

What are the three classifications of wound repair?

Simple
Intermediate
Complex

Modifier-51 indicates what?

MULTIPLE PROCEDURES

Shirley Peters, age 80, an established patient, presents to the office for removal of 12 skin tags.

CPT Code

Removal of 180-cm2 strawberry nevus of left cheek, autograft with split-thickness skin graft of 180-cm2.

CPT Codes

Nipple reconstruction.

CPT Code

Destruction of 0.4-cm malignant lesion of the neck.

CPT Code

Simple repair of a superficial wound of the genitalia; 2.4 cm.

CPT Code

Adjacent tissue transfer of chin defect; 9 cm2.

CPT Code

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