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Dividing services provided into separate codes when a single code is available
Which of the following is an example of unethical or illegal coding?
The transformation of verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into numbers is called
services and procedures
Two coding systems are used by physicians' offices. One is for diagnoses and the other is for
give a more accurate description
In some billing cases it is necessary to add a 2 digit modifier in order to
add the sum of lengths and report one code
If multiple lacerations are repaired under the same classification and in the same group of anatomic parts a billing and coding specialist should
In Appendix B
In the CPT manual, where is a complete summary of additions, deletions and revisions located?
lesser important procedures
In CPT coding, the words following the semicolon may indicate all of the following EXCEPT
written medical report
Claims including codes for an unusual, new, seldom performed or unlisted procedure should include a
procedure or services
organ or anatomic site
condition, synonyms, eponym, or abbreviation
In the CPT index, main terms are listed by
must refer to the main text
Even if only one code is listed for the desired procedure in the index of the CPT manual, the user
The Evaluation and Management section is organized by type of service, place of service, and
counseling and coordination of care
The key components of documentation that support level of E/M codes include the following EXCEPT
counseling exceeds 50% of the time spent
Physician counseling is considered a key component for selecting the level of code assignment for Evaluation and Management services only when
require vast documentation and are typically not paid by third party payers
Care Plan Oversight Services for hospice and homebound patients
patient's status at the time of anesthesia
For anesthesia coding purposes, physical status modifiers are used to indicate
Both anesthesia guidelines and medicine
Where in the CPT manual are codes for anesthesia provided under difficult circumstances?
global surgical package
When one fee is used for a surgical procedure and uncomplicated follow-up care, this is called a(n)
select the code that reflects the farthest extent of the procedure
To code diagnostic endoscopy procedures
Codes for the digestive system are arranged by site, beginning with the mouth and ending with the
not coded separately
When an exploratory laparotomy is used to surgical approach for another procedure, it is
by anatomic site and type of procedure
Codes for the nervous system subsection of the CPT manual are divided
unilateral or bilateral orientation
When coding spinal procedures, consider all of the following EXCEPT
use a modifier to indicate the professional component
If a radiologist is reading films taken at another facility
When contrast material is injected by a radiologist, the injection procedure code is taken from the
brand names for lab equipment
Considerations when coding urinalysis and chemistry laboratory procedures include all of the following EXCEPT
Level I pathology code 88300 identifies specimens that normally do not need to be viewed under a microscope such as
separate from initial care
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
The code for Subsequent Hospital Care which indicates physician visits for a patient in stable condition is
Which Emergency Department Services code indicates a need for immediate attention without the presence of a life-threatening condition?
The code for harvesting a small boat graft when the graft is not already listed as a part of the procedure is
Which code describes a surgical thoracoscopy with excision-plication of bullae as well as pleural procedures?
The CPT that appropriately describes a set of obstetric laboratory tests for the first obstetric visit is
The highest level of pathology coding which would include examination of neoplastic tissue or very involved specimen is
97750 X 2
A physical performance test or measurement that lasts 30 minutes and includes a written report is coded as
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