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Insurance II - Chapter 15

Insurance II - Chapter 15. Respiratory System of CPT
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Endoscopic procedures are reported on the _____ place(s) to which the scope is advanced.
no surgical procedure is performed during the same operative session
A diagnostic endoscopic procedure is reported only when _____.
medical necessity
Because most third-party payers do not pay for cosmetic surgery, the physician must carefully document _____ to ensure reimbursement for noncosmetic procedures.
packing, cauterization, ligation
What is the method that a physician uses to control a nosebleed?
washing the maxillary sinus
If the physician performs a lavage of the maxillary sinus, what is he/she doing?
respiratory failure
Thoracentesis is performed to withdraw fluid from the pleural space for a variety of conditions including:
endoscopy
A procedure in which a scope is placed into a body cavity:
superior, inferior, median
What are the nasal turbinates?
direct
The procedure in which a scope is passed into the larynx and the physician can look at the larynx is what type of laryngoscopy?
Integumentary System
In what Surgery subsection would you find the code for the incision and drainage of a nasal abscess using an external approach to the abscess?
displacement
What is the name of the procedure in which mucus is removed from the sinuses by flushing a saline solution through the sinus cavities?
rhinoplasty
The surgical procedure is performed to reshape the nose:
septoplasty
What is the name of the surgical procedure for the rearrangement of the nasal septum?
ablation
The term that describes destruction by removing, usually by cutting is:
biopsy
The term that describes obtaining a tissue sample is:
polyp
Tumor on a pedicle that bleeds easily and may become malignant
rhino-
Prefix meaning nose
endoscopy
Inspection of body organs or cavities using a lighted scope that may be placed through an existing opening or through a small incision
sinuses
Cavities within the nasal bones
antrum
Maxillary sinus
antrotomy
Cutting into the thoracic cavity to allow for enlargement of the heart or for drainage
laryngo-
Prefix meaning larynx
bronchoscopy
Inspection of the bronchial tree using a bronchoscope
thoracentesis
Surgical puncture of the thoracic cavity, usually using a needle, to remove fluids
thoracotomy
Surgical incision into the thoracic cavity
thoracostomy
Cutting into the thoracic cavity to allow for enlargement of the heart or for drainage
thoracoscopy
Use of a lighted endoscope to view the pleural spaces and thoracic cavity or perform surgical procedures
lobectomy
Excision of a lobe of the lung
pleura
Covering of the lungs and thoracic cavity that is moistened with serous fluid to reduce friction during respiratory movements of the lungs
pneumo-
jPrefix meaning lung or air
embolectomy
Removal of blockage (embolism) from vessels