(CO 1) Surgical procedures performed in ambulatory surgery centers generally do not require more than how many hours of recovery time?
(CO 1) The first listed or primary diagnosis assigned for a resident of a long-term care/skilled nursing facility is the
(CO 1) In order to clarify documentation, the preferred method of contact between a coder and a physician is
(CO 1) Internet access is fast becoming a necessary tool for coding professionals because it
(CO 1) It is recommended that the coders are evaluated at least quarterly for the purpose of measurement and assurance of
(CO 1) An alternative to the retrospective coding model is the _____ coding model in which records are coded while the patient is still an inpatient in the hospital.
(CO 2) In most instances, the owner of the CDM in a healthcare facility is the
(CO 2) Which of the following can assist managers with the tasks of monitoring productivity and forecasting budgets?
(CO 2) Medicare reimburses for covered and necessary outpatient laboratory procedures performed in a hospital by
(CO 2) All of the following are required elements of a charge description master EXCEPT
(CO 2) Local coverage determinations describe when and under what circumstances which of the following is met?
(CO 2) In the chargemaster, a service charge that points to multiple codes needed to correctly express the activity is called
(CO 3) One tool that a manager can use to evaluate productivity requirements is
(CO 3) Optimum workflow is dependent not only on the efficient sequence of record-processing functions, but also on
(CO 3) One of your inpatient coders has requested that she be allowed to work from home due to her long commute. You have the technology and administration supports the idea. Of the following, which is the best reason to consider converting this facility-based coder to a home-based coder?
(CO 3) Advantages of using an encoder include all of the following EXCEPT
(CO 3) The primary resource in any coding area is
(CO 3) Which of the following is most likely to draw the attention of the Internal Revenue Service to the tax returns of an independent consultant?
(CO 4) A patient was admitted to the hospital on September 15, 2016, and discharged on October 5, 2016. In order to code this record correctly, the coder must use the version of ICD-10-CM updated on
(CO 4) The use of unspecified codes, such as external causes or administrative services are common in
(CO 4) Which of the following settings uses extender codes to add specificity to ICD-10-CM or CPT codes?
(CO 4) Pharmaceutical companies use the Medical Dictionary for Drug Regulatory Affairs (MedDRA) to report
(CO 4) In converting ICD-9-CM data to ICD-10-CM, the coder should
(CO 4) The coding system that is expected to play a significant role in the development of the electronic health record is
(CO 5) Which of these payment status indicators show that no APC payment will be made if the service is provided to a hospital outpatient?
(CO 5) HIM coding does not determine payment directly in
(CO 5) LTC-DRGs apply to reimbursement in which of the following settings?
(CO 5) APR DRGs group to how many severity subclasses?
(CO 5) The most widely used inpatient case-mix system is based on
(CO 5) The comprehensive assessment tool that captures data for the home health prospective payment system is
(CO 6) In Phase 3 of the transition process, staff may be involved with which of the following issues?
(CO 6) Anyone who uses coded data for whatever purpose is a _____ of the coding process.
(CO 7) Quality standards for coding accuracy should be
(CO 7) Which method of calculating errors from an inpatient record review recognizes the coder’s ability to identify all codes that require reporting?
(CO 8) Define the key concepts of SMART goals.
(CO 1) List and describe the three auxiliary tasks that coders may be asked to perform.
(CO 2) Describe the process of CDM maintenance.