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Billing & Coding week 2
codes used to record additional services
american medical association
a process to determine if the information sent to the insurance company is supported by the documentation in the medical record.
removal of a small amount of tissue to determine the extent of a disease or to determine a diagnosis.
combining lesser services with a mojor service so that one charge will include the variety of services.
correct coding initiative.
opening or canal within the cervix that extends from the uterine cavity.
centers for medicare and medicaid services.
an ongoing condition that exists with another condition for which the patient is receiving treatment.
billing for each item or service provided to a patient in accordance with insurance carriers policies.
current procedural terminology (coding)
procedural description with a five-digit identifying code number.
services performed to determine or establish a patient's diagnosis.
evaluation & Management
E&M code; used to report patient visits, consults, hospital care and so on.
a procedure performed through an existing orifice with an edoscope to visualize an abnormality or to determine the extent of a disease.
consist of two tubes, one on either side of the uterus to develop and nurture egg cells (ova).
specific time frames assigned to a code by an insurance company before additional payment will be made following a surgical procedure.
Major surgical procedures that typically have a follow up period before you may begin to bill the patient for services.
healthcare common procedure coding system.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
a packaged procedure that includes the operation, local infiltration, digital blocks, and follow-up care for a specific number of days.
Services identified by AMA as a starred procedure.
any physical agent applied to produce therapeutic changes to biological tissue.
the wrights brothers and their plane are on the back of this states quarter.
small, almond-shaped organs on either side of the uterus to develop and nurture egg cells (ova).
area between the vaginal opening and the anus.
place of service (e.g., office, hospital) codes.
listing services in their order of importance by DOS and vlues, usually value hightst to lowest charges.
relative value unit.
a form listing the most frequently used diagnosis and procedure codes.
services performed for treatment of a specific condition.
one of the 3 periods in which pregnancy is divided, total of 3.
listing billable components; like services and procedures, separately.
unique personal identification number.
a pear-shaped organ between the bladder and the rectum.
a collapsible tube between the bladder and urethra that functions as the organ for intercourse, the birth canal, and the passage of menstruation products.
general term for the external female genitalia
back (of body)
pelvis, hip region
flesh (connective tissue)
belly side of the body.
-eal, -iac, -ior
tumor, mass, fluid collection
full of, pertaining to sugar
process of cutting
up, apart, backward, again
above, upon, on
deficient, below, under, less then normal