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5 Written questions

4 Matching questions

  1. Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN)
  2. subterm
  3. metastasize
  4. Classification of Industrial Accidents According to Agency
  1. a secondary malignancies are metastic and indicate that a primary cancer has spread to another part of the body
  2. b ...
  3. c acknowledges patient responsibility for payent if Medicare denies the claim
  4. d (found in Appendix D of ICD-9-CM) is based on employment injury statistics adopted by the Tenth International Conference of Labor Statisticians

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. subterms that are enclosed in parentheses following the main term. They clarify the code selection, but they do not have to be present in the provider's diagnostic statement
  2. additional procedures performed during the same encounter as the principal procedures
  3. ...
  4. occurs when the pathology report recommends that the surgeon perform a second excision to widen the margins of the original tumor site
  5. identifies codes to be assigned when information needed to assign a more specific code cannot be located in the ICD-9-CM coding book

5 True/False questions

  1. encoderare located in Tabular List, describe external causes of injury, poisoning, or other adverse reactions affecting a patient's health


  2. qualified diagnosisa working diagnosis that is not yet proven or established


  3. metastaticindicate that a primary cancer has spread


  4. principal procedureadditional procedures performed during the same encounter as the principal procedures


  5. 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

    When 2 disorders are separated by the word "and," it is interpreted as "and/or" and indicates that either of the 2 disorders is associated with the code number.

    All category and subcategory codes and descriptions

    Enclose a series of terms, each of which modifies the statement located to the right of the brace.
    Encloses synonyms, alternate wording, or explanatory phrases

    printed in bold upper and lowercase type and are preceded by a three-digit code


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