Each code represents a different level of service. How many codes are listed under Office or Other Outpatient Services for a new patient?
How many codes are listed for the established patient in the Office or Other Outpatient Services category?
The above categories/subcategories must meet or ________________ of three key components.
Problem focused, expanded problem focused, detailed, and comprehensive
Levels of history required in documentation of the Chief Complaint (CC)?
30 minutes or less, more than 30 minutes
What are the times indicated for each of the Hospital Discharge Services codes?
written or verbal request
Criteria required to report a consultation include: ___________ from the attending to the consultant to see the patient.
Evaluation of the patient by the consultant _________ back to the attending of the findings and recommendations of the consultant.
If a patient presents to the emergency dept. in a clinically life-threatening state that prevents the physician from performing a complete history or physical examination, what is the code?
There are many rules that govern the calculation of time when determing the codes in the Prolonged Services codes. Where are they located?
To report standby services, there must be a _____________ for standby services in the medical record.
30 minutes or more
What is the time component specified in the Medical Team Conference codes from the Case Management Services subsection?
According to the notes in the Preventive Medicine Services subsection, the extent and focus of the services provided, whether to a new or established patient, will depend largely upon what factor?
The first outpatient visit is called the ________ visit, and the second visit is called the ________ visit.
status, type of service, and place of service
The first three factors a coder must consider when coding a patient are?
expanded problem focused
Which history is more complex: the problem focused history or the expanded problem focused history?
problem focused, expanded problem focused, detailed, and comprehensive
What are the 4 types of examinations, in order of difficulty (least to most difficult)?
What medical decision making involves a situation in which the diagnosis and management options are minimal, data amount and complexity and must be reviewed are minimal/none, and there is a minimal risk to the patient of complications or death?
One who has received services from the physician or another physician in the same group within the last 3 years
One who has not received services from the physician or another physician in the same group within the last 3 years
high, moderate, low, and straightforward
Four types of medical decision making, in order of complexity from most to least complex.
Inpatient time spent at the bedside or nursing station during or after the visit is what kind of time?
The patient's __________ will reflect the number of systems examined by a brief statement of the findings.
A discussion w/a patient and/or family concerning 1 or more of the following areas: diagnostic result, impressions, and/or recommended diagnostic studies; prognosis; risks & benefits of treatment; instructions for treatment; importance of compliance w/treatment; risk factor reduction; and patient and family education is?
There is no distinction made between the new and established patients in this service department of a hospital:
Those services rendered by a physician whose opinion or advice is requested by another physician or agency in the evaluation and/or treatment of a patient is a(n) _________, whereas the physician who has primary responsibility for the patient in the hospital is called ________.
When critically ill patients in medical emergencies require the constant attendance of the physician (e.g., cardiac arrest, shock, bleeding, and respiratory failure) to stabilize them, what kind of care is needed?
When care is provided for similar services (e.g., hospital visits) to the same patient by more than one physician on the same day for different conditions, the care is?
transfer of care
What is the name for the assumption of the total or specific care of a patient from one physician to another that does not constitute a consultation?