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5 Matching questions

  1. Tabular list (ICD-9-CM) coding conventions

    bold type




    code first underlying disease




    fourth and fith digits


    major topic heading

    not otherwise specified (NOS)




    use additional code

  2. complication
  3. qualified diagnosis
  4. see also condition
  5. secondary diagnosis
  1. a a condition that develops after outpatient care has been provided (e.g. ruptured sutures after office surgery)
  2. b a working diagnosis that is not yet proven or established
  3. c also called concurrent condition or comorbidity; coexists with the primary condition; has the potential to affect treatment of the primary condition, and is an active condition for which the patient is being treated
  4. d When 2 disorders are separated by the word "and," it is interpreted as "and/or" and indicates that either of the 2 disorders is associated with the code number.

    All category and subcategory codes and descriptions

    Enclose a series of terms, each of which modifies the statement located to the right of the brace.
    Encloses synonyms, alternate wording, or explanatory phrases

    printed in bold upper and lowercase type and are preceded by a three-digit code
  5. e refers the coder directly to the Tabular List category (three-digit code) for code assignment

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the tumor has metastasized (spread) to a secondary site, either adjacent to the primary site or to a remote region of the body
  2. automates the coding process using computerized or web-based software; instead of manually looking up conditions (or procedures) in the coding manual index, the coder uses the software's search features to locate and verify diagnosis and procedure codes.
  3. (previously found in Appendix B of ICD-9-CM) consisted of an alphabetic listing of terms and definitions based on those contained in ICD-9-CM and input from the American Psychiatric Association's Task Force on Nomenclature and Statistics
  4. is included in the hospitaql version of commercial ICD-9-CM books. A combined alphabetical index and numerical listing of all inpatient procedures
  5. a neoplasm is identified, but no further indication of the histology or nature of the tumor is reflected in the documented diagnosis. Assign a code from this column when the neoplasm was destroyed or removed and a tissue biopsy was performed and results are pending

5 True/False questions

  1. Classification of Industrial Accidents According to Agency(found in Appendix D of ICD-9-CM) is based on employment injury statistics adopted by the Tenth International Conference of Labor Statisticians


  2. Classification of Drugs by AHFS List(found in Appendix C of ICDM-9-CM) contains the American Hospital Formulary Services List number and its ICD-9-CM equivalent code number, organized in numerical order according to AHFS List number


  3. morphologypertaining to death


  4. nonessential modifierdisorders diagnosed in infants at birth


  5. Morphology of Neoplasm (M codes)indicates the tissue type of a neoplasm


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