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marcy reif

A code that has all of the words that describe the code following it, is called what type of code?


The repaired wound should be measured or converted to:


In which CPT Appendix would modifiers be found?

A) Appendix A

Where is specific coding information about each section located?


There is no tissue remaining for pathological examination after this method has been used.


The updated manual of the CPT is published in what month?


Insertion of a device into the muscle to measure the pressure within the muscle is monitoring of:

A) interstitial fluid pressure

Which term reflects the technologic advances made in medicine that are incorporated into the CPT manual?

A) revisions

Using the "Rule of Nines," one adult leg is what percentage of the human body?


When reporting a staged procedure what modifier is added to the CPT code?


Which item is NOT a category under the subheading of Casts and Strapping Codes?

initial cost

A patient who has been treated within the past 2 years by the physician or a member of his/her practice who has the same specialty is considered

an established patient

What are the two types of traction?

skeletal, skin

This term describes a reduction:


Fast becoming the treatment of choice for many orthopedic surgical procedures is what type of procedure:


This kind of graft is taken from the lower thigh

fascia lata

Incision and drainage codes are divided into subcategories according to the:

condition for which the procedure is performed

Who requires a special report with the use of unlisted codes?

third-party payers

Per coding guidelines, the type of fracture does not have coding correlation to the type of treatment provided


When an excision is being performed, the "margins" refer to the ____ required to adequately excise the lesion based on the physician's judgment

narrowest margin

CPT stands for:

Current Procedural Terminology

What type of code has only a portion of the code description?

A) indented

Mohs micrographic surgery requires a single physician to act in two integrated but separate and distinct capabilities of a surgeon and a(n):


What are the three factors Of E/M code assignments?

Place of service, type of service, patient status

Excision defined as full thickness would be through the:


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