Insurance & Coding Specialist Review Book

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57 terms · Terminology 2

An unintended reaction to a drug is called an

adverse effect

The medical term for high blood pressure is

hypertension

Proximal and distal refer to

proximity

Plantar flexion is a movement of the foot

foot

Transverse means the same as

horizontal

Foot injuries may include all of the following terms EXCEPT

patella

Which of the following terms might refer to an injury of an arm bone?

Ulna

A report mentioning such words as "cranium," "maxilla," and "mandible" refers to bones in the

head

Which of the following is a directional term?

Superior

Chronic kedney failure requiring dialysis or transplant is termed

end stage renal disease

The usual abbreviation for complete blood count is

CBC

CSF is the abbreviation for

cerebral spinal fluid

HCT refers to

hematocrit

CNS refers to

central nervous system

PKU refers to

phenylketonuria

UA refers to

urinalysis

TBSA refers to

total body surface area

The study of causes of disease is called

etiology

A condition that affects the entire body is called

systemic

Services in which a specialist's opinion or advice is requested are called

consultation

All of these represent types of anesthesia EXCEPT which one?

Typical

Which of the following word pairs are opposite in meaning?

Malignant- benign

Scraping of cavity using a spoon shaped instrument is called

curettage

Binding of the fallopian tubes for sterilization is called

litigation

Binding of the fallopian tubes for sterilization is called

ligation

A procedure using a needle and syringe to perform a biopsy is called an

aspiration

A term meaning not progressive or recurrent is

benign

A word root meaning breast is

mast-

Which of the following is NOT a type of closed fracture?

Compound

Attempted restoration of a fracture or joint to its normal position is called

reduction

Which of the following words does NOT refer to a part of the respiratory system?

Esophagus

Removal of a blockage from blood vessels is termed

embolectomy

The covering of the lungs and thoracic cavity is called

pleura

The system that refers to the heart and lungs is

cardiopulmonary

An electrical device, which controls the beating of the heart, is a

pacemaker

Arteries clogged with plaque may form a condition called

atherosclerosis

Which of the following terms is NOT associated with the heart?

Saphenous

Which of the following is NOT a term associated with the digestive system?

Bladder

An organ or tissue protruding through a muscle wall is called a

hernia

A combining form indicating liver is

hepat/o

Removing a diseased portion of the intestine and joining the remaining ends together is called

anastomosis

Expansion of the cervix is called

dilation

A pregnancy outside of the uterus is called an

ectopic pregnancy

The "true skin" or second layer of skin is called the

dermis

The branch of medicine that uses radiant energy to diagnose and treat patients is

radiology

Terms for position and projection used in radiology coding would include all of the following EXCEPT

venography

Diseases named for persons are known as

eponyms

The study of the composition and function of tissue is called

histology

Hydrocephalus is a term for

water on the brain

An individual who promises to pay the medical bill by signing an agreement to pay is

guarantor

An agreement to resolve controversy by an impartial panel is known as

arbitration

Discovering whether a test or treatment is covered under a patient's insurance contract is called

precertification

"Flexion," "extension," "rotation" and "dorsiflexion" are terms which might appear in a medical report describing

range of motion

A coded listing of procedures with unit values taking into account the time, skill, and overhead required is called

RVS

A summary for listing key components of Evaluation and Management services is called a

crib sheet

When the code used on a claim does not match system used by the insurance company, what can occur?

Downcoding

Deliberate manipulation of CPT codes for increased payment is called

upcoding

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