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5 Matching questions

  1. qualified diagnosis
  2. principal procedure
  3. uncertain behavior
  4. re-exision
  5. contiguous site, or overlapping site
  1. a a working diagnosis that is not yet proven or established
  2. b a procedure performed for definitive treatment rather than diagnostic purposes, or one performed to treat a complication, or one that is most closely related to the principal diagnosis
  3. c occur when the origin of the tumor involves two adjacent sites
  4. d occurs when the pathology report recommends that the surgeon perform a second excision to widen the margins of the original tumor site
  5. e it is not possible to predict subsequent morphology or behavior from the submitted specimen. In order to assign a code fro the column, the pathology report must specifically indicate the "uncertain behavior" of the neoplasm

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. occur as a result of an overdose, wrong substance administered or taken, or intoxication
  2. additional procedures performed during the same encounter as the principal procedures
  3. automates the coding process using computerized or web-based software; instead of manually looking up conditions (or procedures) in the coding manual index, the coder uses the software's search features to locate and verify diagnosis and procedure codes.
  4. ...
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5 True/False questions

  1. sequetae...


  2. diagnostic coding and report guidelines for outpatient services, hospital-based and physician officeand CMS are U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services agencies responsibole for overseeing all changes and modifications to the ICD-9CM.


  3. Tabular list (ICD-9-CM) coding conventions

    bold type




    code first underlying disease




    fourth and fith digits


    major topic heading

    not otherwise specified (NOS)




    use additional code



  4. subterm...


  5. adverse reaction, or adverse effectthe appearance of a pathologic condition caused by ingestion of exposure to a chemical substance properly administered or taken