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Which of the following is a example of unethical or illegal coding?
DIVIDING SERVICES PROVIDED INTO SEPARATE CODES WHEN IS A SINGLE CODE IS AVAILABLE
The transformations of verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into a numbers is called
Two coding systems are used by physicians' offices. One is for diagnoses and the other is for
SERVICES AND PROCEDURES
In some billing cases it is necessary to add a 2 digit modifier in order to
GIVE MORE ACCURATE DESCRIPTION
If multiple lacerations are repaired under the same classification and in the same group of anatomic parts a billing and coding specialist should
ADD THE SUM OF LENGTHS AND REPORT ONE CODE
In the CPT manual where is a complete summary of additions, deletions and revisions located?
IN APPENDIX B
In CPT coding, the words following the semicolon may indicate all of the following EXCEPT
LESSER IMPORTANT PROCEDURES
Claims including codes for an unusual, new, seldom performed or unlisted procedure should include a
WRITTEN MEDICAL REPORT
In the CPT index, main term are listd by
PROCEDURE OR SERVICE, ORGAN OR ANATOMIC SITE, CONDITION, SYNDROME, EPONYM, OR ABBREVIATION
Even if only one code is listed for the desires procedure in the index of the CPT manual, the user
MUST REFER TO THE MAIN TEXT
The key components of documentation that support levels of E/M codes include the following EXCEPT
COUNSELING AND COORDINATION OD CARE
Physician counseling is considered a key component for selecting the level of code assignment for Evaluation Management services only when
COUNSELING EXCEEDS 50%OF THE TIME SPENT
Care Plan Oversight Services for hospice and homebound patients
REQUIRE VAST DOCUMENTATION AND RATE ARE TYPICALLY NOT PAID BY THIRD PARTY PAYERS
For anesthesia coding purpose, physical status modifiers are used to indicate
PATIENT'S STATUS AT THE TIME OF ANESTHESIA
Where in the CPT manual are codes for anesthesia provided under difficult circumstances?
BOTH ANESTHESIA GUIDELINES AND MEDICINE ARE CORRECT ANSWER
When one fee is used for surgical procedure and uncomplicated follow-up care, this is called a
GLOBAL SURGICAL PACKAGE
Code for the digestive system are arranged by the site, beginning with the mouth and ending with the
When an exploratory laparotomy is used as a surgical approach for another procedure it is
NOT CODED SEPARATELY
Codes for the nervous system subsection of the CPT manual are divided
BY ANATOMIC SITE AND TYPE OF PROCEDURE
When coding spinal procedures, consider all of the following EXCEPT
UNILATERAL OR BILATERAL ORIENTATION
If a radiology is reading films taken at another facility
USE A MODIFIER TO INDICATE THE PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT
When contrast material is injected by a radiologist the injection procedure code is taken from the
Considerations when coding urinalysis and chemistry laboratory procedures includes all of the followin EXCEPT
BRAND NAMES FOR LAB EQUIPMENT
Level I pathology code 88300 identifies specimens that normally do not need to be viewed under a microscope such as
If a physician spends 50 minutes with a patient after he or she has been admitted for a suicide attempt in connection with depression the psychotherapy coding would be
SEPARATE FROM INITIAL CARE
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