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Ch 8 Introduction to the CPT and HCPCS Set 2
2010 Step by Step Medical Coding Carol J Buck, Introduction to CPT and HCPCS
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symbol that identifies a new code
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black triangle
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symbol in front of a code that means the description has been modified since previous edition
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right and left triangle
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indicates that text in between these symbols that was changed
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+
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symbol placed in front of a code to indicate it is an add-on code
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O
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symbol placed in front of a reinstated or recycled code
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add-on code
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code that is never used alone and are reported with another primary procedure or service code
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Appendix D
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appendix in CPT that lists all add-on codes
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circle with slash through it
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symbol that identifies a modifier -51 exempt code
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modifier -51 exempt code
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code that indicates that more than oe procedure was performed
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Appendix E
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appendix that list all modifier -51 codes
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True
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T or F: Symbols with definitions are located at the bottom of the page in the CPT
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Appendix A
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appendix that lists all modifiers that are used to alter or modify codes
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Appendix B
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appendix that contains a complete list of the additions to, deletions from, and revisions of the CPT manual--as well as the type of change
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Appendix C
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appendix that contains clinical examples of many of the Evaulation and Management codes
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Evaluation and Management
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What does E/M stand for?
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Appendix F
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appendix that contains a summary of CPT codes that are Modifier -63 exempt
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Modifier -63 exempt codes
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codes that identify procedures that are performed on infants who weigh less than 4 kg or 8.8 lbs--and represents a significant increase in the physician's work and complexity of service/procedures
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black bullseye
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symbol denoting moderate sedation codes (procedure and conscious sedation bundled together)
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Appendix G
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appendix that contains the summary of Moderate (Conscious) Sedation codes that are bundled with a procedure
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moderate (conscious) sedation
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patient is alert enough to follow directions but still sedated to alleviate pain
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Appendix H
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appendix that is te Alphabetic Index o Performance Measures by Clinical Conditions or Topic and lists the Category II codes
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Category II codes
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optional tracking codes that are used to identify performance measures of clinical components that may be typically included in evaluation and management services
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Appendix I
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appendix that lists the Genetic Testing Code Modifiers, which are reported with molecular laboratory procedures that are related to genetic testing
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disease, gene
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In a Genetic Testing Code, the first digit is a number that indicates the ________ category, and th second digit is a letter that denotes the ______ type
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Appendix J
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appendix that is the Electrodiagnostic Medicine Listing of Sensory, Motor, and Mixed Nerves that identifies the sensory, motor, and mixed nerves with corresponding conduction study code.
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sensory, motor
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______ and _______ nerves are part of the peripheral nervous system
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peripheral nervous system
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What does PNS stand for?
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central nervous system
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What does CNS stand for?
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Appendix J
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Which appendix list the recommended maximum amount of studies a physician can perform to achieve the final diagnosis?
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electromyography
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What does EMG stand for?