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Outpatient Coding

ICD-9-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines

QuestionAnswer
It is not acceptable to code a symptom when a definitive diagnosis has been confirmed True
Codes from Chapter 11 should not be reported in conjunction with V22.0 and V22.1 True
It is acceptable to code suspected pneumonia to the pneumonia code 486 False
In te physician office, V code should only be assigned as secondary codes False
When a patient is to have outpatient surgery and the surgery is cancelled, the V code to indicate the reason for the cancellation is the first-listed diagnosis False
When coding an encounter for a preoperative evaluation, the appropriate V code that indicates the type of preoperative evaluation is the first-listed diagnosis True
The guidelines for coding and reporting are the same for inpatient and outpatient services False
The definition for principal diagnosis applies only to inpatient in acute, short-term, long term care, and psychiatric hospitals True
The first-listed ICD-9-CM code is usually the diagnosis, condition, problem, or other reason for the encounter shown in the medical record to be chiefly responsible for the services provided. True
History V codes should be assigned if the historical condition or family history has an impact on current care or influences treatment True
Family history of gout V18.19
Encounter for plaster cast removal V54.89
Encounter for vision examination V72.0
Status post cardiac placemaker replacement V45.01
Screening for yellow fever V73.4
Screening for malignant neoplasm of the colon V76.51
Observation for an alleged suicide attempt V71.89
Personal history of an allergy to latex V15.07
Vaccination for smallpox V04.1
Adjustment of a colostomy tube for fitting V55.3
Screening for cystic fibrosis V77.6
Screening for unspecified immunity disorder V77.99
MMR immunization V06.4
Suspected carrier of diphtheria V02.4
Patient admitted to donate bone marrow for brother with aplastic anemia V59.3
Exposure to rabies V01.5
Closure of colostomy V55.3
Reprogramming of cardiac pacemaker V53.31
Personal history of peptic ulcer V12.71
Screening for sickle cell V78.2
Long-term use of high-risk medication V67.51
Family history of breast cancer, female V16.3
Preoperative evaluation for elective cholecystectomy due to gallstones. Patient is seen by pulmonologist because of COPD V72.82, 574.20, 496
A multi-gravida patient presents for routine prenatal visit. No complications are noted V22.1
Encounter for paternity testing V70.4
Exposure to TB V01.1
Patient admitted to observation following accident at work. No injuries found V71.3
Screening for osteoporosis V82.81
Created by: Harmony222