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Insurance & Coding Specialist Review Book

Terminology 2
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An unintended reaction to a drug is called an
adverse effect
The medical term for high blood pressure is
hypertension
Proximal and distal refer to
proximity
Plantar flexion is a movement of the foot
foot
Transverse means the same as
horizontal
Foot injuries may include all of the following terms EXCEPT
patella
Which of the following terms might refer to an injury of an arm bone?
Ulna
A report mentioning such words as "cranium," "maxilla," and "mandible" refers to bones in the
head
Which of the following is a directional term?
Superior
Chronic kedney failure requiring dialysis or transplant is termed
end stage renal disease
The usual abbreviation for complete blood count is
CBC
CSF is the abbreviation for
cerebral spinal fluid
HCT refers to
hematocrit
CNS refers to
central nervous system
PKU refers to
phenylketonuria
UA refers to
urinalysis
TBSA refers to
total body surface area
The study of causes of disease is called
etiology
A condition that affects the entire body is called
systemic
Services in which a specialist's opinion or advice is requested are called
consultation
All of these represent types of anesthesia EXCEPT which one?
Typical
Which of the following word pairs are opposite in meaning?
Malignant- benign
Scraping of cavity using a spoon shaped instrument is called
curettage
Binding of the fallopian tubes for sterilization is called
litigation
Binding of the fallopian tubes for sterilization is called
ligation
A procedure using a needle and syringe to perform a biopsy is called an
aspiration
A term meaning not progressive or recurrent is
benign
A word root meaning breast is
mast-
Which of the following is NOT a type of closed fracture?
Compound
Attempted restoration of a fracture or joint to its normal position is called
reduction
Which of the following words does NOT refer to a part of the respiratory system?
Esophagus
Removal of a blockage from blood vessels is termed
embolectomy
The covering of the lungs and thoracic cavity is called
pleura
The system that refers to the heart and lungs is
cardiopulmonary
An electrical device, which controls the beating of the heart, is a
pacemaker
Arteries clogged with plaque may form a condition called
atherosclerosis
Which of the following terms is NOT associated with the heart?
Saphenous
Which of the following is NOT a term associated with the digestive system?
Bladder
An organ or tissue protruding through a muscle wall is called a
hernia
A combining form indicating liver is
hepat/o
Removing a diseased portion of the intestine and joining the remaining ends together is called
anastomosis
Expansion of the cervix is called
dilation
A pregnancy outside of the uterus is called an
ectopic pregnancy
The "true skin" or second layer of skin is called the
dermis
The branch of medicine that uses radiant energy to diagnose and treat patients is
radiology
Terms for position and projection used in radiology coding would include all of the following EXCEPT
venography
Diseases named for persons are known as
eponyms
The study of the composition and function of tissue is called
histology
Hydrocephalus is a term for
water on the brain
An individual who promises to pay the medical bill by signing an agreement to pay is
guarantor
An agreement to resolve controversy by an impartial panel is known as
arbitration
Discovering whether a test or treatment is covered under a patient's insurance contract is called
precertification
"Flexion," "extension," "rotation" and "dorsiflexion" are terms which might appear in a medical report describing
range of motion
A coded listing of procedures with unit values taking into account the time, skill, and overhead required is called
RVS
A summary for listing key components of Evaluation and Management services is called a
crib sheet
When the code used on a claim does not match system used by the insurance company, what can occur?
Downcoding
Deliberate manipulation of CPT codes for increased payment is called
upcoding