ICD-9 Codes

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

False

HIV infection cannot be reported if documented as "suspected" or "possible."

True

If a physician documents that the patient's diabetes is uncontrolled, a fifth digit to specify uncontrolled must be added.

True

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

Tru

A fifth digit of 3 (in remission) should be assigned to
303.9X for someone who has abused alcohol in the past but currently is not using alcohol.

True

The E in E-Codes stands for?

External

You can use code 677 for Late effect of complication of pregnancy by itself.

False

Anemia due to Stage IV Chronic Kidney Disease

285.21
585.4

If a patient receives insulin for diabetes, type 1 diabetes should be reported.

True

Code- Asymptomatic HIV

V08

A pathologic fracture occurs in a bone that is weakened by disease.

True

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

False

Railway derailment without collision

E802.0

The peripartum period extends through the first 6 weeks following birth.

False

Kidney Stone

592.0

An adverse effect occurs when a drug has been correctly prescribed and properly administered and the patient develops a reaction.

True

Perinatal only refers to the mother and the postpartum period only refers to the baby.

False

Pneumocystosis pneumonia in patient with HIV

136.3
042

Which is not a type of hypertension?

Severe

Benign

Not usually progressive

Malignant

Malignancy that is located withing the original site of development

In Situ

Used to describe a cancerous tumor that grows worse over time.

Morphology

Study of neoplasms

Uncertain Behavior

Refers to the behavior of a neoplasm as neither malignant nor benign but having characteristics of both malignant and benign neoplasms.

Unspecified Nature

When the behavior or histology of a neoplasm is not known or not specified.

Secondary

Site to which a malignant tumor has spread.

Primary

Site of origin, or where the tumor originated.

Neoplasm

New tumor growth that can be benign or malignant.

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is a disease of what system?

Nervous

When an accident occurs, an E-Code should be the first-listed diagnosis.

False

False labor of 38-week pregnancy, undelivered.

644.13

In Chapter 11 we studied many instances of Combination and Multiple Coding. In regards to Chapter 11, define Combination Coding.

A combination coding is a single code used to classify two diagnoses, or a diagnosis with an associated secondary process; a diagnosis with an associated complication.

The site to which a malignant neoplasm has spread is the primary site.

False

Multiple coding applies when it takes more than one code to fully describe the condition.

True

Malignant hypertension is also know as accelerated hypertension.

True

Staphylococcus, unspecified.

041.10

Single liveborn; born before admission to hospital

V30.1

___________is the most common blood disease.

Anemia

Assault y Handgun

E965.0

For a gastrointestinal hemorrhage to be coded, the patient must be actively bleeding.

False.

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized ovum implants outside the uterus, usually in the Fallopian tub.

True

A V27 "outcome of delivery" code is assigned as an additional code to the baby's record.

False

When coding a poisoning, also assign an E code from the therapeutic column from the Table of Drugs and Chemicals

False

a complicated wound occurs when a tendon is involved.

False

Non-healing burns should be coded as a post-traumatic wound infection.

False

A code from Chapter 16 should not be assigned when it is considered to be routinely associated with a disease process.

True

The perinatal period extends through the first 6 weeks following birth.

False.

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

True

A site to which a malignant neoplasm has spread is the primary site.

False

ICD-9 codes are required on the claim by payers in order to pay the claims

True

ICD-9 codes are used to translate verbal or narrative descriptions into numeric designations.

True

The symbol that instructs you to use an additional ICD-9 code in all manuals is a plus symbol.

False

The "Includes" notes further define or provide examples to clarify assignment.

True

In ICD-9 coding, the words "and" and "with" have similar meanings.

False

V codes consist of one alphabetic character (V), followed by two or more numeric.

True

When a code is listed inside the slanted brackets, you must sequence that code after the underlying condition code.

True

Excludes notes are informational only and not necessary for coding purposes.

False

Italicized type codes cannot be assigned as a first-listed diagnosis, because they are always listed after another code.

True

Eponyms can describe syndromes named for a person.

True

When using the neoplasm table, it is not necessary to refer to Volume 1.

False

The hypertension table is located in Volume 1.

False

To correctly cod neoplasms, it is necessary to know whether the tumor is benign or malignant, as well as whether the tumor is primary, secondary, or carcinoma in situ.

True

Main terms in the Alphabetic Index are in bold type, and subterms are indented under the main term two spaces to the right.

True

All ICD-9 codes require a minimum of four digits.

False

The acronym ICD-9-CM means:

International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification.

E codes are used to report:

External causes of injury and poisoning.

ICD-9 codes are updated at least:

annually.

V codes are located in:

Volume 1, ICD-9-CM

ICD-9 codes translate the ___of services provided from verbal and narrative descriptions to nationally accepted reporting standards.

medical necessity

In the Alphabetic Index of Volume 2, ICD-9, nonessential modifiers are:

terms enclosed in parentheses that have no effect on the selection of the code.

The Table of Drugs and Chemicals is located in:

Volume B

The classification not included in the Table of Drugs and Chemical is:

primary neoplasm

All ICD-9 codes must be supported by

physician documentation in the medical record

The ICD-9 manual was developed based on a text by what organization?

World Health Organization

Another name for the Supplementary Classification of Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services is:

V codes

What is defined as transforming written descriptions into numerical designations?

coding

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