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CPT Coding Quizzes
2012 Step-by-Step Medical Coding
|What is the organization that is responsible for administering the Medicare program?
|What does the October edition of the Federal Register publish for providers?
|The CMS publishes fraud and abuse guidelines that providers should follow when coding/billing for their services. As a coder, can you identify which would not be considered an act of fraud in the list below?
|Routinely coding from the medical record
|As a coder, it is important to know that you must be truthful and accurate when coding services that are being billed to Medicare. What would you do if you are unsure of the charge?
|Query the physician or a supervisor for more information.
|Codes ranging from 10021-69990 are found in which category of the CPT manual?
|Codes ranging from 70010-79999 are found in which category of the CPT Manual?
|Listing only a portion of the narrative description that follows the semicolon is done to:
|Procedures that are experimental, newly approved, or seldom used are reported with what type of code?
|What section of CPT is code 95833 found?
|A complete list of modifiers is found __________.
|in Appendix A on the front cover of CPT
|In reviewing Appendix A in the CPT manual, which modifier would be appropriate to append in order to define a bilateral reduction mammaplasty 19318?
|Which section is code 01630 found in?
|Which section is code 99050 found in?
|Modifiers are used to indicate what type of information?
|Bilateral procedure Multiple procedure Service greater than usually required
|Modifier-79, unrelated procedure or service by the same physician during the postoperative period, is used on what type of service?
|Modifier-80, assistant surgeon, is used when:
|a second surgeon provides assistance to the primary surgeon.
|The examination is the ____ portion of the E/M service.
|Modifier-52, reduced services, is used to indicate:
|a service was reduced without changing the definition of the code.
|If anesthesia was provided to a patient who is not expected to survive without the surgical procedure being performed, which physical status modifier would be appended to the anesthesia code?
|Bruising would be an element of review of which organ system?
|Medical decision making (MDM) is based on the ____ the physician must consider about the management of a patient’s condition.
|number of diagnoses risk of morbidity amount of data
|Critical care codes are reported based on:
|The Hospital Inpatient Services subsection is used for patients admitted to:
|an acute care facility
|Which codes begin with the number 99 and are used to indicate anesthesia services provided during situations that make the administration of the anesthesia more difficult?
|Concurrent modifiers are used to describe:
|number of cases an anesthesiologist is directing or supervising at one time.
|Local anesthesia is defined in the CPT guidelines as:
|local infiltration. metacarpal/digital block. topical anesthesia.
|The global surgery period includes:
|all routine preoperative and postoperative care.
|When the words “separate procedure” appear after the descriptor of a code, you know which of the following about that code?
|The procedure was a minor procedure that would only be reported if it was the only service provided.
|The removal of a lesion by transverse incision that did not require sutured closure is reported using codes from which subsection?
|Shaving of Epidermal or Dermal Lesions
|Using the Rule of Nines, adult legs are what percentage of the human body?
|Which term describes a reduction?
|Which of the following terms describes traction by use of strapping, elastic wraps, or tape?
|What is the difference between the code for a soft tissue abscess in the musculoskeletal system subsection and the codes for abscess in the integumentary system subsection?
|The code in the musculoskeletal system subsection is associated with deep tissue possibly to the bone.
|A diagnostic endoscopic procedure is reported only when:
|no surgical procedure is performed during the same operative session.
|The procedure in which a scope is passed into the larynx and the physician can look at the larynx is what type of laryngoscopy?
|What type of cardiology is a diagnostic specialty that uses radioactive elements to aid in the diagnosis of cardiology conditions?
|In which type of catheter placement is the catheter moved, manipulated, or guided into a part of the arterial system other than the vessel punctured?
|If the clinic physician performs the catheterization procedure at the hospital, which modifier would you append to the catheterization code?
|The pulse generator of a pacemaker is also referred to as:
|What is it called when the diaphragm is out of normal position and has moved up farther into the thoracic cavity?
|A gastrostomy tube is placed inside the stomach for:
|The procedure used to develop an artificial opening through the abdominal wall is:
|When urodynamics are performed and the physician only interprets the results, the correct modifier would be:
|The type of treatment used to treat prostate cancer by placing the radioactive elements directly into the prostate is called:
|Within the Male Genital System, the greatest numbers of codes fall under what category?
|When coding a total abdominal hysterectomy with an anterior/posterior colporrhaphy, the correct modifier to add to the second procedure would be:
|Incision and drainage of these glands are not reported using Female Genital System codes, but are instead reported using Surgery section, Urinary System codes:
|In which of the following categories would you locate a code for the removal of an IUD?