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you cannot rept codes for open wounds exploration if the wound is sufficient in size to accomplish the repair and the wound does not need to be enlarged
open treatment of a fracture is when
fracture is surgically opened and visualized or opened remotely
radiology codes designated as a separate procedure should be reported in addition to the code for the total procedure or service
time which a medicare ben. is eligible for part a ben. for inpatient hosp. skilled nurs. fac. charges is called
medicares fee schedule is based on a system whereby each payment value is found within a range of payments known as
studies performed to improve the process and outcomes of patient care are called
quality review studies
national values have been assigned for each service medicare determined on the basis of the resources necessary for the dr performance of the service
medicare sets the payment level for assistants at surgery at a percentage of the fee schedule amount for the surgical service
cms handles the daily operation of the medicare program through the use of formerly fiscal intermediaries
medicare administrative contractors
patient has been exposed to HIV, is not symptomatic of the illness, but wants to be tested for the disease. his bld serology test comes back as nonspecific
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what best describes a barium enema
metallic powder is introduced to the large intestine and xrays are taken
what describes a ct scan
uses ionizing xrays and a computer to produce a transvers image of the body organs
what procedure is performed independently of and not immediately related to another service
the division of the radiation oncology section is divided into subsections based on what
type of service
strong tough strand or cord of dense connective tissue that serves as attachment for muscle to bone
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