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2010 Buck Module 5 Exam A

Medical coding
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ICD-9-CM presumes a cause-and-effect relationship between hypertension and chronic kidney disease.
True
The site in which a malignant neoplasm has spread to is the primary site.
False
Assignment of diabetes codes are not affected by whether the patient is on insulin.
True
Status asthmaticus is a term used for a very severe type of asthmatic attack.
True
If a physician documents that the patient's diabetes is poorly controlled, a fifth digit for out of control should be assigned.
False
HIV infection can be reported if documented as "suspected" or "possible."
False
When a patient is admitted for chemotherapy, assign the code for the malignancy as the first-listed diagnosis.
False
A fifth digit of 3 (in remission) should be assigned to 305.0X for someone who has abused alcohol in the past, but no longer drinks alcohol.
True
ICD-9-CM presumes a cause-and-effect relationship between hypertension and heart disease.
False
If a patient is admitted for dehydration due to chemotherapy, the dehydration is the first-listed diagnosis.
True