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Why is it important for the medical assistant to understand medical insurance coding?
What is necessary in order to authorize release of medical information to an insurance carrier?
Which of the following organizations developed ICD-9-CM?
Which of the following applies to the coding book used for specifying services and procedures performed in the medical office?
How many major sections are in the Current Procedural Terminology reference book?
Which of the following is NOT included in the recommended procedure for researching CPT code numbers using the index?
Which section of the CPT book includes coding of immunizations and chemotherapy?
Which section of the CPT book includes coding of lacerations?
Which of the following volumes is the alphabetic index of ICD-9-CM?
Which of the following ICD-9-CM volumes is recommended as the first reference when coding diagnoses?
Which of the following is a convention used when there is not enough information to find a more specific code?
Which of the following are codes applied to an injury or poisoning?
Which of the following best describes the purpose of a physician's fee profile?
Which of the following is NOT affected by coding accuracy?
Which of the following is completed using data from the patient's electronic health record in most offices today?
Which of the following information is NOT included in coding?
Which of the following should be used to check for patient eligibility?
Which of the following is a record of claims sent to the insurance carrier?
Which of the following is NOT included in the insurance carrier's role?
On completion of the processing of the claim, the insurance company sends what to the insured person?
Which of the following is recommended to do first when a claim is not paid within 4-6 weeks?
Which of the following occurs when the insurance carrier is deliberately billed a higher rate service than what was performed to order for the provider to obtain greater reimbursements?
Which of the following applies to codes used as supplements to the basic CPT system and are required when reporting services and procedures to Medicare and Medicaid patients?
Which of the following is the volume of the ICD-9-CM known as the tabular list?
Which of the following are diagnosis codes used primarily with cancer registries?
Which of the following is the claim form used for filing inpatient admissions claims?
The ICD-CM 10th revision will utilize alphanumeric codes that will consist of up to how many characters?
How many diagnosis codes will the preceding scenario require?
How many procedure codes would apply to the preceding scenario?
Separating the components of a procedure and reporting them as billable codes with charges in order to increase reimbursement rates is known as what?