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True/False

Four digit subcategories .8 and .9 are usually reserved for "other" specified and "unspecified" condition:

True

When the physician makes hospital visits, code the reason for the visit, which may not necessary be the reason the patient was admitted to the hospital:

True

Private health insurance plans using the UCR system may pay a physician's full charge if it does not exceed UCR charges:

True

The proficient code begins the coding process in ICD-9-CM Volume 1:

False

Proper coding can mean financial success of failure of a medical practice:

True

A term used as the name or disease, structure, operation, or procedure, usually derived from the name of a place or a person who discovered or described it first is an acronym:

False

Burns are coded using two codes:

True

The healthcare common procedure coding system (HCPCS) consists of two levels of codes:

True

The diagnostic statement "metastatic to" indicates primary stage carcinoma:

False

When there is a choice of two or three somewhat similar codes, the insurance claims examine will choose the highest-paying code:

False

An E code may never be sequence in first position:

True

Fractures are coded as open if there is no indication of whether the fracture is open or closed:

False

In coding a surgical procedure, postoperative care and follow-up visits may not be coded separately if they fall within the global period for the procedure:

True

All codes should be verified in ICD-9-CM Volume 1:

True

All diagnoses that affect the current statue of the patient may be assigned a code:

True

Some managed care plans develop "internal codes" for the use by the plan only to code specific procedure:

True

The decimal points in diagnostic codes are required for transmission of insurance claims:

False

The medicare global surgery policy for major operations is similar to the surgical package concept:

True

Never code using just one volume of the ICD-9-CM:

True

Some private insurance companies have begun to accept HCPCS codes:

True

The CPT codebook includes a description of the number of follow-up days that are allowed after surgery at no additional charges:

False

Italicized codes in the tabular list in the ICD-9-CM may never be sequenced as prinicpal or primary diagnoses:

True

The annual updates of the ICD-9-CM occurs January 1:

False

It is possible for the primary diagnosis and the principal diagnosis to be the same:

True

Updated ICD-9-CM codes must be in place and used by October each year:

True

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