2010 Buck Module 8 Exam B

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Medical Coding

When two surgeons work together as primary surgeons performing distinct parts of a procedure, each surgeon would report modifier

62 with his/her procedure code.

Hint: See the definition of modifier -62 in Appendix A of the CPT® manual.

According to the CPT Surgery Guidelines, what is the code for the following unlisted procedure: Unlisted laparoscopic procedure, liver?

47379 Hint: Unlisted Services and Procedures, Liver

The two-digit modifier for a bilateral procedure is

-50.
Hint: See the definition of modifier -50 in Appendix A of the CPT® manual.

According to the CPT Surgery Guidelines, what is the code for the following unlisted procedure: Unlisted procedure, arthroscopy?

29999 Hint: Unlisted Services and Procedures, Arthroscopy

Using the index of the CPT® manual, the range of code(s) for the entry Paravertebral Nerve, Destruction is ____________________.
(Use a hyphen to separate the codes. Do not include extra spaces.)

64622-64627 Hint: Paravertebral Nerve, Destruction.

According to the CPT Surgery Guidelines, what is the code for the following unlisted procedure: Unlisted procedure, cardiac surgery?

33999 Hint: Unlisted Services and Procedures, cardiac

According to the CPT Surgery Guidelines, what is the code for the following unlisted procedures: Unlisted procedure, neck or thorax?

21899 Hint: Unlisted Services and Procedures, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Neck, Thorax

The two-digit modifier for an unplanned return to the operating room for a related procedure during a postoperative period is

78.
Hint: See the definition of modifier -78 in Appendix A of the CPT® manual.

The two-digit modifier used by an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) or hospital outpatient unit for a discontinued procedure prior to the administration of Anesthesia is

73.
Hint: See the definition of modifier -73 in Appendix A of the CPT® manual.

The two-digit modifier for a repeat procedure by the same physician is

76.
Hint: See the definition of modifier -76 in Appendix A of the CPT® manual.

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