- he admitting record states the admitting diagnosis as gastroenteritis for this 83-year-old female. She has had multiple episodes of diarrhea for the last 3 days. The patient is now being re-hydrated. The principal diagnosis is:
- A chest X-ray performed in the outpatient setting documents “pulmonary infiltrate” as the diagnosis. How should this case be coded?
- A patient with known chronic hepatitis C is seen as a outpatient for Interferon treatment. The principal diagnosis is:
- A patient is admitted for a laparoscopic repair of a recurrent inguinal hernia. What is the appropriate CPT code:
- A patient presents for an incision and drainage of a pilonidal cyst. The appropriate code is:
- In CPT coding, measure of lesions is identified by:
- In CPT coding, what do you add together if they are the same site and repair type:
|b.||lacerations (open wounds)|
|c.||none of thses answers|
- The proper method ot report the destruction of 17 premalignant lesions is:
|a.||17000 (x) 17|
|b.||17000, 17003 (x) 14, 17004|
|c.||17000, 17003 (x) 16|
- The correct diagnosis and procedure codes for the destruction of a 2 cm common wart on the finger are:
- Identify the code for a fine needle aspiration for a breast lesion without imaging.
- State why it is important to wait for the pathology report before coding an excision.
|a.||Excision codes for skin lesions are divided into benign and malignant codes, based on the diagnosis.|
|b.||The physician’s claim and the pahtologist’s clai need to be submitted together.|
|c.||The size of the specimen is reported on the pathology report|
|d.||The pathology reports if the margins are free, which affects the CPT code.|