An abnormal decrease in platelet count causing purpural hemorrhages is known as which of the following
b. coagulation defect
To code the diagnosis "posterior subcapsularpolar senile cataract of the left eye," the coder would first reference which term in the Alphabetic Index
Tommy Sick was admitted to Sunny Valley Hospital for inguinal hernia repair because of increased pain due to the
hernia. One hour before the surgery he was notified that his father had died, so the surgery was no completed.
Which of the following is true regarding the principal diagnosis for this admission
a. not recorded because the patient was discharged prior to completion of treatment
c. inguinal hernia
d. fail attempted surgery
A combination code is used to classify all of the following except"
a. two diagnoses
b. a diagnosis and a procedure
c. a diagnosis with an associated secondary manifestation
d. a diagnosis with an associated complication
The tabular entry for 259.4 appears as follows:
259.4 Dwarfism, not elsewhere classified
which of the followin diagnoses would be coded to 259.4?
ab. a diagnosis and a procedure
dc. inguinal hernia
5 Multiple Choice Questions
C. Mortality is the frequency of deaths.
c. 572.3, 456.20
d. V Codes and E Codes
c. truncated codes
5 True/False Questions
To ensure the collection of accurate information, the ICD-9-CM is sued to capture information for all of the
a. continity of patient care
b. health care statistics
c. third-party reimbursement
d. data analysis → d. data analysis
Which of the following statements is true
a. The ICD-9-CM assumes that all valve disorders have rheumatic etiology
b. An anortic disorder is assumed to be rheumatic in orgin
c. A disorder involving both the mitral and aortic valve is rheumatic in origin
d. All mitral valve disorders are presumed to be nonrheumatic in orgin → a. History codes (V10-V19) are used as secondary codes if they history has an impact on current care.
E codes provide a classification for which of the following?
a. endocrine diseases
b. external cause of diseases
c. external causes of injuries and poisonings
d. external cause of adverse effects → B. International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification
Dr. Smith recorded "thorascopic partial excision of lesion of thymus" as the procedure completed. The main term to
reference in the Index to Procedures is which of the folloing
d. thymus → c. necrosis
Mary Smith works in a physician's office specializing in orthopedic. Which of the following chapters of the ICD-9-
CM would she most commonly use?
a. "Disease of the Respiratory System"
b. "Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue"
c. "Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Disease and Immunity Disorders"
d. "Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions → b. "Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue"