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Objective: Answer True or False 7 out of 10 questions correctly to pass.
2. If a patient has a foreign body removed (20520) and an injection (20550),
it would be appropriate to code for both.
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!)
4. When coding for therapeutic services, sequence the appropriate V code first
for patients receive chemotherapy, radiation therapy or rehabilitation services.
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.
6. A visit for a medication refill is always billable at least a level I
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.
8. Collection of blood by capillary stick qualifies for the 36415 venipuncture code.
9. Use code 99000 when a urine specimen is sent to a reference lab.
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?
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