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CPT coding Module 4
When using an unlisted code a(n) ____ must accompany the claim.
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:
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.
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?
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.
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:
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.
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