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When using an unlisted code a(n) ____ must accompany the claim.

special report

The surgical package includes:

typical follow-up care

Local anesthesia is defined in the CPT guidelines as:

all of the above

The usual global surgery period for a major procedure is:

90 days

The global surgery period includes:

all routine preoperative and postoperative care

This information is placed after some codes in the CPT manual and contains helpful information.

parenthetical information

What code is used to report routine postoperative care?


Excision including simple closure of benign lesions of the skin includes this type of anesthesia:


What are the divisions of the Surgery section based on?

body system

The CPT code that is used to report materials and supplies by the physician for which no other more specific CPT code exists is:


When the words "separate procedure" appear after the descriptor of a code, you know which of the following about that code?

The procedure was a minor procedure that would only be reported if it was the only service provided.

A triangle before a code indicates that the code description is or has been:


Which of the following represents the contents of a surgical package?

preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative services

he correct code for an unlisted procedure for the breast is:


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

condition for which the procedure is performed

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

The removal of a lesion by transverse incision that did not require sutured closure is reported using codes from which subsection?

Shaving of Epidermal or Dermal Lesions

Single-layered closure of heavily contaminated wounds that require extensive cleaning or removal of particulate matter constitutes what type of repair?


The repaired wound should be measured or converted to:


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


What two items are needed to correctly code for local treatment of burns?

percentage of body surface and depth of burn

To properly code lesion excision, you must know the behavior and the narrowest margin about the lesion, in addition to the following:

size, number and diameter

The method used by the physician to obtain a lesion biopsy depends on which set of factors?

size and type

Which term describes a reduction?


Which treatment of a fracture requires the fracture to be exposed to view or opened at a remote site for nailing across the fracture?


Which of the following terms describes traction by use of strapping, elastic wraps, or tape?


Wound exploration codes have the following service(s) bundled into the codes:

exploration, including enlargement; debridement, removal of foreign body(ies), minor vessel ligation, repair

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


Which of the following is not a fracture treatment?


Fracture codes are based on:

treatment type

The restoration of a fracture or dislocation to its normal anatomic alignment by the application of manually applied force is known as:


A hip replacement is coded based on the:

medical reason for the surgery

Open treatment of a fracture is when the:

fracture site is surgically opened and visualized or opened remotely

What is the difference between the code for a soft tissue abscess in the Musculoskeletal System subsection and the codes for abscess in the Integumentary System subsection?

The code in the Musculoskeletal System subsection is associated with deep tissue possibly to the bone.

Arthrocentesis is:

all of the above

Surgical and fracture repair codes in the musculoskeletal subsection:

include the application and removal of the initial casts, splints, or strapping applied by the treating physician

Arthroscopy is a desirable treatment choice by physicians and patients because the:

all of the above

removal of a small piece of living tissue for diagnostic examination


craping of a cavity using a spoon-shaped instrument


free flow or withdrawal of fluids from a wound or cavity


inspection of body organs or cavities by the use of a lighted scope that may be placed through an existing opening or through a small incision


cutting or taking away


surgically cutting into


forcing a fluid into a vessel or cavity


binding or tying off, as in constricting blood flow of a vessel or binding fallopian tubes for sterilization


to remedy, replace, or heal


to unite parts by stitching them together


suffix for puncture of a cavity


suffix for removal of part or all of an organ of the body


suffix for incision into


suffix for molding or surgically forming


suffix for suturing


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