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Fordney Chapter 5 and 6 Study Guide

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Four digit subcategories .8 and .9 are usually reserved for "other" specified and "unspecified" condition:
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When the physician makes hospital visits, code the reason for the visit, which may not necessary be the reason the patient was admitted to the hospital:
True
Private health insurance plans using the UCR system may pay a physician's full charge if it does not exceed UCR charges:
True
The proficient code begins the coding process in ICD-9-CM Volume 1:
False
Proper coding can mean financial success of failure of a medical practice:
True
A term used as the name or disease, structure, operation, or procedure, usually derived from the name of a place or a person who discovered or described it first is an acronym:
False
Burns are coded using two codes:
True
The healthcare common procedure coding system (HCPCS) consists of two levels of codes:
True
The diagnostic statement "metastatic to" indicates primary stage carcinoma:
False
When there is a choice of two or three somewhat similar codes, the insurance claims examine will choose the highest-paying code:
False
An E code may never be sequence in first position:
True
Fractures are coded as open if there is no indication of whether the fracture is open or closed:
False
In coding a surgical procedure, postoperative care and follow-up visits may not be coded separately if they fall within the global period for the procedure:
True
All codes should be verified in ICD-9-CM Volume 1:
True
All diagnoses that affect the current statue of the patient may be assigned a code:
True
Some managed care plans develop "internal codes" for the use by the plan only to code specific procedure:
True
The decimal points in diagnostic codes are required for transmission of insurance claims:
False
The medicare global surgery policy for major operations is similar to the surgical package concept:
True
Never code using just one volume of the ICD-9-CM:
True
Some private insurance companies have begun to accept HCPCS codes:
True
The CPT codebook includes a description of the number of follow-up days that are allowed after surgery at no additional charges:
False
Italicized codes in the tabular list in the ICD-9-CM may never be sequenced as prinicpal or primary diagnoses:
True
The annual updates of the ICD-9-CM occurs January 1:
False
It is possible for the primary diagnosis and the principal diagnosis to be the same:
True
Updated ICD-9-CM codes must be in place and used by October each year:
True