5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- unspecified nature
- contiguous site, or overlapping site
- glossary of mental disorders
- secondary diagnosis
- secondary procedure
- a also called concurrent condition or comorbidity; coexists with the primary condition; has the potential to affect treatment of the primary condition, and is an active condition for which the patient is being treated
- b a neoplasm is identified, but no further indication of the histology or nature of the tumor is reflected in the documented diagnosis. Assign a code from this column when the neoplasm was destroyed or removed and a tissue biopsy was performed and results are pending
- c additional procedures performed during the same encounter as the principal procedures
- d (previously found in Appendix B of ICD-9-CM) consisted of an alphabetic listing of terms and definitions based on those contained in ICD-9-CM and input from the American Psychiatric Association's Task Force on Nomenclature and Statistics
- e occur when the origin of the tumor involves two adjacent sites
5 Multiple choice questions
- refers the coder directly to the Tabular List category (three-digit code) for code assignment
- acknowledges patient responsibility for payent if Medicare denies the claim
- person treated in one of three settings, ambulatoryo surgery where the patient is released prior to a 24 hr. stay, health care providers office, hospital clinic, emergency department, outpatient department, same-day surgery unit (length of stay must be less than 23 hrs. 59 minutes and 59 seconds), and hospital observation where the patient's length of stay is 23 hrs, 59 min. and 59 seconds or less (unless documentation for additional observartion is medically justified)
- any discontinuity of tissue (e.g. skin or organ) that may or may nnot be malignant.
5 True/False questions
first-listed diagnosis → ...
malignant → cancerous
NEC (not elsewhere classifiable) → identifies codes to be assigned when information needed to assign a more specific code cannot be located in the ICD-9-CM coding book
mortality → ...
nonessential modifier → 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