Step by Step Medical Coding

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Chapter 10 & 11

If a physician documents that the patient's diabetes is poorly controlled, a fifth digit for out of control should be assigned.

False

Cochlear otosclerosis

387.2

The appropriate category used to identify a patient suffering from hypertension with cardiorenal involvement would be:

404

Status asthmaticus is a term used for a very severe type of asthmatic attack.

True

Diabetic gastroparesis is reported with what code?

250.60, 536.3

All of the following terms should be referenced in the alphabetic index before referencing the neoplasm table EXCEPT:

Carcinoma

The correct code for hypertensive encephalopathy would be:

437.2

Bill, a 53-year old, was diagnosed with acute and chronic diastolic heart failure with malignant hypertension. Code this with:

402.01, 428.33

Uncontrolled type 1 diabetes is reported with what code?

250.03

A stroke may also be termed as:

Cerebrovascular Accident

The correct codes for dehydration due to pneumonia are:

486, 276.51

Hantavirus:

079.81

The correct code sequence for stenosis of vertebral artery is:

433.20

It is important to follow any cross-reference instructions, such as see also.

True

The titles of the columns on the Hypertension table in the alphabetic index include all EXCEPT:

Secondary

The correct code(s) for acute and chronic laryngitis is/are:

464.0, 476.0

Multiple coding should not be used when there is a combination code that identifies all the elements documented in the diagnosis.

True

The correct code for hypertensive heart disease without heart failure, unspecified, should be coded as what?

402.90

Hailey, 1 year old is diagnosed with toxoplasmosis. Report this with what code?

130.9

ICD-9-CM presumes a cause and effect relationship between hypertension and chronic kidney disease.

True

Anna is diagnosed with an ethmoidal sinus infection. How would this be coded?

461.2

It is unacceptable to code an impending condition as if it exists.

True

The correct code to report for Gaucher's disease is what?

272.7

A late effect is the residual condition that is still present two months after the acute illness or injury.

False

The site to which malignancy spread is coded as the:

Secondary Site

When a patient is admitted for chemotherapy, assign the code for the malignancy as the first-listed diagnosis.

False

The first column of the neoplasm table lists:

Anatomical site

Hypertensive retinopathy is coded as what?

362.11

A combination code is a single code used to classify:

A single code for two diagnosis, that are associated.

HIV infection can be reported if documented as "suspected" or "possible".

False

Evelyn is diagnosed with bone and liver cancer metastasized from her breast. Which statement is NOT correct?

Bone cancer is primary.

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