Buck: Chapter 9

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Medical Coding & Billing

The official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting are updated every year by CMS and AMA.

False

If there are separate codes for both the acute and chronic forms of a condition, the code for the chronic condition is sequenced first as long as both codes are listed at the same indentation level of the Index.

False

Section IV of the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting contains information regarding outpatient coding.

True

A late effect is the residual effect after the acute phase of an illness or injury has passed.

True

It is unacceptable to report an impending condition as if it exists in an outpatient facility.

True

Assign codes as directed in the Index, only after verifying the code in the Tabular.

True

Each unique 1-10 diagnosis code may be reported more than once for an encounter.

False

It is important to follow any cross-reference instruction in the Index of the I-10, such as see also.

True

For bilateral sites, the final character of the codes in the I-10 indicated laterality.

True

Systemic lupus erythermatosus with associated endocardititis (M32.11) is an example of dual coding.

False

Multiple codes are often required for late effects, complication codes, and obstetric codes.

True

A combination code is a single code used to classify:

ALL OF THE ABOVE: two diagnoses, a diagnosis with an associated secondary process (manifestation), a diagnosis with an associated complication

The following statements is true regarding late effects:

ALL OF THE ABOVE: there is no time limit for the development of a residual, a patient may develop more than one residual, a residual may occur months after an injury

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