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this is an example of unethical or illegal coding:
Dividing services provided into separate codes when a single code is available
The transformation of verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, & procedures into numbers is called:
In some billing cases it is necessary to add a 2 digit modifier in order to:
give a more accurate description
If multiple lacerations are repaired under the same classification & in the same group of anatomic parts a billing and coding specialist should:
add the sum of lengths and report one code
where in the CPT manual is a complete summary of additions,deletions, and revisions located
In Appendix B
Claims including codes for an unusaul,new,seldom performed or unlisted procedure should include a:
written medical report
In the CPT index, main terms are listed by:
procedure/service, organ/anatomic site,and condition,synonym,eponym,or abbreviation
Even if only one code is listed for the desired procedure in the index of the CPT manual, the user ___
must refer to the main text
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