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ICD-9 Codes

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When a patient is admitted for chemotherapy, assign the code for the malignancy as the first-listed diagnosis.
False
HIV infection cannot be reported if documented as "suspected" or "possible."
True
If a physician documents that the patient's diabetes is uncontrolled, a fifth digit to specify uncontrolled must be added.
True
ICD-9-CM presumes a cause-and-effect relationship between hypertension and chronic kidney disease.
Tru
A fifth digit of 3 (in remission) should be assigned to
303.9X for someone who has abused alcohol in the past but currently is not using alcohol.
True
The E in E-Codes stands for?
External
You can use code 677 for Late effect of complication of pregnancy by itself.
False
Anemia due to Stage IV Chronic Kidney Disease
285.21
585.4
If a patient receives insulin for diabetes, type 1 diabetes should be reported.
True
Code- Asymptomatic HIV
V08
A pathologic fracture occurs in a bone that is weakened by disease.
True
HIV infection can be reported if documented as "suspected" or Possible."
False
Railway derailment without collision
E802.0
The peripartum period extends through the first 6 weeks following birth.
False
Kidney Stone
592.0
An adverse effect occurs when a drug has been correctly prescribed and properly administered and the patient develops a reaction.
True
Perinatal only refers to the mother and the postpartum period only refers to the baby.
False
Pneumocystosis pneumonia in patient with HIV
136.3
042
Which is not a type of hypertension?
Severe
Benign
Not usually progressive
Malignant
Malignancy that is located withing the original site of development
In Situ
Used to describe a cancerous tumor that grows worse over time.
Morphology
Study of neoplasms
Uncertain Behavior
Refers to the behavior of a neoplasm as neither malignant nor benign but having characteristics of both malignant and benign neoplasms.
Unspecified Nature
When the behavior or histology of a neoplasm is not known or not specified.
Secondary
Site to which a malignant tumor has spread.
Primary
Site of origin, or where the tumor originated.
Neoplasm
New tumor growth that can be benign or malignant.
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is a disease of what system?
Nervous
When an accident occurs, an E-Code should be the first-listed diagnosis.
False
False labor of 38-week pregnancy, undelivered.
644.13
In Chapter 11 we studied many instances of Combination and Multiple Coding. In regards to Chapter 11, define Combination Coding.
A combination coding is a single code used to classify two diagnoses, or a diagnosis with an associated secondary process; a diagnosis with an associated complication.
The site to which a malignant neoplasm has spread is the primary site.
False
Multiple coding applies when it takes more than one code to fully describe the condition.
True
Malignant hypertension is also know as accelerated hypertension.
True
Staphylococcus, unspecified.
041.10
Single liveborn; born before admission to hospital
V30.1
___________is the most common blood disease.
Anemia
Assault y Handgun
E965.0
For a gastrointestinal hemorrhage to be coded, the patient must be actively bleeding.
False.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized ovum implants outside the uterus, usually in the Fallopian tub.
True
A V27 "outcome of delivery" code is assigned as an additional code to the baby's record.
False
When coding a poisoning, also assign an E code from the therapeutic column from the Table of Drugs and Chemicals
False
a complicated wound occurs when a tendon is involved.
False
Non-healing burns should be coded as a post-traumatic wound infection.
False
A code from Chapter 16 should not be assigned when it is considered to be routinely associated with a disease process.
True
The perinatal period extends through the first 6 weeks following birth.
False.
Status asthmaticus is a term used for a very severe type of asthmatic attack.
True
A site to which a malignant neoplasm has spread is the primary site.
False
ICD-9 codes are required on the claim by payers in order to pay the claims
True
ICD-9 codes are used to translate verbal or narrative descriptions into numeric designations.
True
The symbol that instructs you to use an additional ICD-9 code in all manuals is a plus symbol.
False
The "Includes" notes further define or provide examples to clarify assignment.
True
In ICD-9 coding, the words "and" and "with" have similar meanings.
False
V codes consist of one alphabetic character (V), followed by two or more numeric.
True
When a code is listed inside the slanted brackets, you must sequence that code after the underlying condition code.
True
Excludes notes are informational only and not necessary for coding purposes.
False
Italicized type codes cannot be assigned as a first-listed diagnosis, because they are always listed after another code.
True
Eponyms can describe syndromes named for a person.
True
When using the neoplasm table, it is not necessary to refer to Volume 1.
False
The hypertension table is located in Volume 1.
False
To correctly cod neoplasms, it is necessary to know whether the tumor is benign or malignant, as well as whether the tumor is primary, secondary, or carcinoma in situ.
True
Main terms in the Alphabetic Index are in bold type, and subterms are indented under the main term two spaces to the right.
True
All ICD-9 codes require a minimum of four digits.
False
The acronym ICD-9-CM means:
International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification.
E codes are used to report:
External causes of injury and poisoning.
ICD-9 codes are updated at least:
annually.
V codes are located in:
Volume 1, ICD-9-CM
ICD-9 codes translate the ___of services provided from verbal and narrative descriptions to nationally accepted reporting standards.
medical necessity
In the Alphabetic Index of Volume 2, ICD-9, nonessential modifiers are:
terms enclosed in parentheses that have no effect on the selection of the code.
The Table of Drugs and Chemicals is located in:
Volume B
The classification not included in the Table of Drugs and Chemical is:
primary neoplasm
All ICD-9 codes must be supported by
physician documentation in the medical record
The ICD-9 manual was developed based on a text by what organization?
World Health Organization
Another name for the Supplementary Classification of Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services is:
V codes
What is defined as transforming written descriptions into numerical designations?
coding