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Chapter 4: Introduction to CPT and Place of Service Coding



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Question 1.
A sudden flare-up of a patient's chronic condition may be characterized as acute.

   
 
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Question 2.
The addenda to the ICD-9-CM are issued in June and take effect October 1 of each year.

   
 
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Question 3.
An adverse effect is a harmful reaction caused by an overdose of a drug.

   
 
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Question 4.
The alphabetic index of the ICD-9-CM is used first when locating a diagnostic code.

   
 
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Question 5.
A coexisting condition is reported when it affects the patient's primary condition or is also treated during an encounter.

   
 
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Question 6.
The etiology is the origin or cause of a disease.

   
 
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Question 7.
A late effect occurs some period of time after the acute disease is resolved.

   
 
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Question 8.
The manifestation is the cause or origin of an illness.

   
 
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Question 9.
In the ICD-9-CM, NOS, or not otherwise specified, indicates a code to be used when too little information is available to assign another, more specific code.

   
 
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Question 10.
The primary diagnosis represents the patient's most serious condition, regardless of the reason for the current encounter.

   
 
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Question 11.
Subterms appear below the main term in the ICD-9-CM's alphabetic index.

   
 
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Question 12.
Supplemental terms in the ICD-9-CM's alphabetic index are usually enclosed in parentheses or brackets.

   
 
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Question 13.
V codes in the ICD-9-CM contain five numbers.

   
 
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Question 14.
The ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes are made up of either three, four, or five digits and a description.

   
 
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Question 15.
Codes in the tabular list of the ICD-9-CM are organized according to anatomic system or cause.

   
 
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Question 16.
In the ICD-9-CM, parentheses are used around descriptions that are not essential parts of a term.

   
 
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Question 17.
In the ICD-9-CM, a colon used with "Includes" or "Excludes" notes indicates a partial term that must be completed with one of the words following the colon.

   
 
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Question 18.
The alphabetic index of the ICD-9-CM can be used alone to correctly locate a diagnostic code.

   
 
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Question 19.
The guidelines for outpatient, or physician practice, diagnostic coding are the same as those which are followed to select codes for inpatients in hospitals.

   
 
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Question 20.
A late effect usually requires two diagnosis codes, first the code for the specific late effect and second the code for the cause.

   
 
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Question 21.
Signs and symptoms are reported when a patient's condition has not been diagnosed.

   
 
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Question 22.
All of the patient's conditions, including diseases or illnesses no longer active or present, must be considered when selecting the correct diagnostic code for an encounter.

   
 
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Question 23.
An annual preventive vaccination is reported using a V code from the ICD-9-CM.

   
 
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Question 24.
A patient's chronic condition is reported each time it is treated during an encounter.

   
 
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Question 25.
A combination code in the ICD-9-CM covers the:

 
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Question 26.
A comparison of two coding systems that shows which codes are used for similar classifications is a:

 
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Question 27.
A disease or procedure that is named for a person is a(n):

 
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Question 28.
A five-digit code in the ICD-9-CM is called a:

 
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Question 29.
A personal history of cancer is reported with a(n):

 
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Question 30.
The cross-reference See also in the ICD-9-CM means that the coder:

 
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Question 31.
An annual checkup is classified with a(n):

 
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Question 32.
The statement "patient has a family history of breast cancer" requires a(n):

 
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Question 33.
To find a code correctly in the ICD-9-CM, the first step is to locate the code in the:

 
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Question 34.
A condition that arises because of an injury or illness in the patient's medical history is called a(n):

 
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Question 35.
Which section of the ICD-9-CM contains the code for a diagnostic statement of "elevated blood pressure"?

 
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Question 36.
In the ICD-9-CM, M codes (morphology codes) are used by:

 
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Question 37.
In the ICD-9-CM's Neoplasm Table, a neoplasm is categorized as either:

 
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Question 38.
In the ICD-9-CM, burns are classified according to the rule of:

 
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Question 39.
Which kind of fracture is indicated by the terms compound, infected, or puncture in the diagnostic statement?

 
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Question 40.
An adverse effect is the result of:

 
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Question 41.
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A physician's description of the main reason for a patient's encounter is called the diagnostic

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Question 42.
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A(n) effect remains after a patient's acute illness or injury. 

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If a fracture is not recorded as either closed or open, it is coded as

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When diagnostic codes are reported, the code for the diagnosis is listed first, followed by the current coexisting conditions. 

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The guideline of not assigning diagnostic codes for suspected or probable conditions is referred to as "coding to the highest level of

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After surgery, the patient's diagnosis is different from the preoperative primary diagnosis. Which diagnosis is coded?  

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