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MED210 Final Exam

MED210 Final Exam Study Guide-Kate Plucas

An inpatient is a person admitted to a hospital for treatment with the expectation that the patient will remain in the hospital for a period of 24 hours or more TRUE
A principle procedure is a procedure is a procedure performed for definitive treatment rather than diagnostic purposes, or one performed to treat a complication, related to the principle diagnosis or one that is most closely. TRUE
The CPT provides a uniform language that describes medical, surgical, and diagnostic services to facilitate communication among providers, patients, and insurers. TRUE
HCPCS level II modifiers are alphabetic (two letters) or alphanumeric (one letter followed by one number) TRUE
There are two levels of codes associated with HCPCS, commonly referred to as HCPCS level I and II codes. TRUE
Guidelines are located at the beginning of each CPT section and should be carefully reviewed before attempting to code. TRUE
Chemotherapy administered in addition to other cancer treatments, such as surgery and/or radiation therapy, is called adjuvant chemotherapy TRUE
The professional component of a radiologic examination covers the supervision of the procedure and the interpretation and writing of a report describing the examination and its findings. TRUE
Unbundling means assigning multiple codes to procedures/services when just one comprehensive code should be reported. TRUE
When using ICD-9-CM manual, it is OK to use only the alphabetic index FALSE
Single code numbers are assigned to organ or disease-orientated panel, which consist of a series of blood chemistry studies routinely ordered by providers at the time for the purpose of investigating a specific organ or disorder. FALSE
The EM codes are located at the beginning of the CPT because these codes are not used too often by the primary physicians. FALSE
A lesion is a neoplasm defined as any discontinuity of tissue that is not malignant, FALSE
Codes that describe signs and symptoms, as opposed to definitive diagnoses, are never acceptable for reporting purposes when the physician has not documented an established or confirmed diagnosis. FALSE
The health insurance specialist employed in a physician 's office assigns ICD-9-CM codes to procedures documented by the health care provider FALSE