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Medical Coding Quiz

Outpatient Coding Guidelines 1  - True or False (Derived from VA Coding Guidelines)

Objective: Answer True or False  7 out of 10 questions correctly to pass. Click on Refresh or Reload to start Over. Netscape 3.0 or higher and JavaScript required!


1. "Fragmenting" is another term for bundling and unbundling.

True
False

2. If a patient has a foreign body removed (20520) and an injection (20550), it would be appropriate to code for both.

True
False

3. If a patient has morbid obesity, diabetes and hypertension and presents today for an ingrown toenail, be sure to code for all four diagnoses. (It could impact reimbursement!)

True
False 

4. When coding for therapeutic services, sequence the appropriate V code first for patients receive chemotherapy, radiation therapy or rehabilitation services.

True
False

5. Administrative functions that a physician must provide, to care for the patient, such as phone calls, documentation and ordering supplies (for that patient) are considered part of the E & M encounter and ARE part of the coding for ambulatory services. 

True
False

6. A visit for a medication refill is always billable at least a level I visit.

True
False

7.  When patient services are provided within 12 hours in order to avoid the likely onset of an emergency medical condition, select an E & M from the 99281 - 99288 range.

True
False 

8. Collection of blood by capillary stick qualifies for the 36415 venipuncture code.

True
False

9.  Use code 99000 when a urine specimen is sent to a reference lab.

True
False

10. After a serious accident, the patient was admitted for observation and evaluation for a possible cranial injury. The injury was ruled out. The patient only had minor abrasions and was not admitted to the hospital. The coder coded a V71.4 as primary and the minor abrasions as second. Is this correct?

True 
False

 

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