Medical Coding

QUESTION 1

1.    When coding for an established patient for a particular level of service you must have a minimum of 2 of the 3 key elements whereas with a new patient you must have 3 of 3 key elements.

[removed] True

[removed] False

QUESTION 2

1.    The 3 key components of Evaluation and Management coding are history, exam and medical decision making.

[removed] True

[removed] False

QUESTION 3

1.    Emergency department evaluation and management codes are broken out into new and established patients.

[removed] True

[removed] False

QUESTION 4

1.    Preventive Services codes are broken out by age but there is no distinction between new and established.

[removed] True

[removed] False

QUESTION 5

1.    There are 4 “contributing components” of an Evaluation and Management codes are 1) counseling, 2) coordination of care, 3) nature of presenting problem, and 4) time.

[removed] True

[removed] False

QUESTION 6

1.    Types of anesthesia used in surgical practice are 1) general, 2) local and 3) nerve blocks.

[removed] True

[removed] False

 

QUESTION 7

1.    An add-on code is a procedure commonly carried out in addition to the primary procedure performed.

[removed] True

[removed] False

QUESTION 8

1.    CPT modifiers are reported s two digit numeric codes added to the front of the 5 digit CPT code (e.g. 25-99213) .

[removed] True

[removed] False

QUESTION 9

1.    “Disqualifying circumstances” are additional codes to anesthesia such as 99100, 99140, 99116 and 99135.

[removed] True

[removed] False

QUESTION 10

1.    The CPT symbol “triangle” identifies a code description that has been revised.

[removed] True

[removed] False

QUESTION 11

1.    Code the excision of a complicated pilonidal cyst.

[removed] a. 10080
[removed] b. 10081
[removed] c. 11772
[removed] d. 11770

QUESTION 12

1.    Code electrolysis for 2 hours.

[removed] a. 17380
[removed] b. 17380 x 4
[removed] c. 17380 – 22
[removed] d. 17360 x 4

QUESTION 13

1.    Code the reduction mammoplasty bilateral.

[removed] a. 19318
[removed] b. 19020
[removed] c. 19318-50
[removed] d. 19325-50

QUESTION 14

1.    Code a diagnostic laryngotomy.

[removed] a. 31320
[removed] b. 31300
[removed] c. 31360
[removed] d. 31370

QUESTION 15

1.    Code a planned tracheostomy on a 47 year old.

[removed] a. 31603
[removed] b. 31605
[removed] c. 31601
[removed] d. 31600

QUESTION 16

1.    Select an anesthesia CPT code for a 35 year old man undergoing hernia repair of the lower abdomen.

[removed] a. 00832
[removed] b. 00830
[removed] c. 00800
[removed] d. 00834

QUESTION 17

1.    Select an anesthesia CPT code for bilateral corneal transplant.

[removed] a. 00140-50
[removed] b. 00140
[removed] c. 00144-50
[removed] d. 65710-50

QUESTION 18

1.    Select the anesthesia CPT code for a patient undergoing a vulvectomy.

[removed] a. 56625
[removed] b. 00906
[removed] c. 00902
[removed] d. 56620

QUESTION 19

1.    Select the anesthesia CPT code for a patient undergoing a cleft lip repair.

[removed] a. 00102
[removed] b. 00100
[removed] c. 00172
[removed] d. 40700

QUESTION 20

1.    Betsy is an established patient of Dr. Gus and sees the doctor today for acne of the face. Dr. Gus does a problem focused history and exam and the medical decision making is straightforward. Code the office visit.

[removed] a. 99214
[removed] b. 99202
[removed] c. 99213
[removed] d. 99212

QUESTION 21

1.    Dee is an established patient of Dr. Wong and is 3 months post transplant. She goes to Dr. Wong today with edema, increased blood pressure and fatigue. The doctor does a comprehensive history and exam and due to the nature of her problems, the medical decision making is high complexity. Code the office visit.

[removed] a. 99215
[removed] b. 99205
[removed] c. 99245
[removed] d. 99214

1.    A patient is seen in the Emergency Department after falling off his scooter. The ER physician does an expanded problem focused history and exam. He takes an x-ray and determines that the boy only has a sprain so the medical decision making is of low complexity. Code the ER visit.

[removed] a. 99283
[removed] b. 99282
[removed] c. 99281
[removed] d. 99231

QUESTION 23

1.    Michael goes to his family doctor that he’s been seeing for years for his yearly preventive physical. He’s 55 years of age. Code the preventive visit.

[removed] a. 99386
[removed] b. 99214
[removed] c. 99396
[removed] d. 99213

QUESTION 24

1.    Due to injuries sustained in a car accident, Jane is seen by Dr. Ricker for 1hour and 15 minutes for critical care services. Code the critical care evaluation and management.

[removed] a. 99291, 99292
[removed] b. 99291
[removed] c. 99292
[removed] d. 99215

QUESTION 25

1.    The CPT code for a total splenectomy is:

 

[removed] a. 38100
[removed] b. 38120
[removed] c. 38101
[removed] d. 38115

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