Required when reporting a unusual or variable service. Pertinent information should include adequate definition or description of the NATURE, EXTENT, and NEED for the procedure and the TIME, EFFORT, and EQUIPMENT necessary to provide the service.
Procedures that are experimental, newly approved, or seldom used are reported with what type of code?
Unlisted or Category III
According to the notes preceding the Category III codes in the CPT manual, the digits of the Category III codes are not intended to reflect the placement of the code in the Category I section of the CPT
A code that has all of the words that describe the code that follows is what type of code?
Which punctuation mark between codes in the index of the CPT manual indicates two codes are available?
According to the CPT manual, modifier -91 is not to be used when tests are ____ to confirm initial results.
According to the E/M Guidelines, time is not a descriptive component for the ____ department levels of E/M service.
Which punctuation mark between codes in the index of the CPT manual indicates a range of codes is available>
An unlisted procedure code is
located in the Section Guidelines, at the end of a subsection or subheading, and is a procedure/service not found in the CPT manual.
A list of the unlisted procedures for use in a specific section of the CPT manual is contained in:
Two digit modifier for a return to the operating room for an unplanned related procedure during a postoperative period.
The ______ section Guidelines contain the definition of a chief complaint.
(evaluation and management)
The correct order from largest to smallest division of the CPT hierarchy in the CPT manual is:
Section, Subsection, Subheading, and Category
T/F: According to the Surgery guidelines, surgical destruction may be considered part of a surgical procedure.