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Medical Coding And Billing Clinical

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1. The _______________ coding system has two levels and is used for coding services for Medicare patients






2. The most appropriate response from a medical assistant when a patient calls the medical practice questioning why an insurance claim was rejected is...






3. Forgiveness or waiver of copayments by the provider due to the patient's inability to pay is a universally acceptable practice






4. An employer identification number is required by law from every employer for federal tax accounting purposes






5. What kind of checks are printed in $10 - $20 - $50 - and $100 denominations and must be purchased and signed at the bank?






6. Expenses such as routine eye examinations or dental care that are not covered by an insurance company are called exclusions.






7. The most common disbursement is for...






8. Under a Medicare Managed Care Plan - the PCP provides treatment and manages the patient's medical care through _______________ to specialists when additional care is required






9. The determination of the amount of money paid by a third-party payer for a procedure is...






10. An employer identification number is required by law from every employer for federal tax accounting purposes






11. When looking up an ICD-9-CM code - you see the notation NOS. What should you do?






12. Most practices use checks from a standard checkbook - or they use _______________ checks - which are business checks with stubs attached






13. Which of the following demonstrates the practice's profitability by illustrating the practice's total income and expenses?






14. Some insurers will not pay a claim unless it is filed within ________ of the date of service






15. Which of the following ICD-9-CM conventions indicates that the entries following it refine the content of a preceding entry?






16. A(n) _______________ account uses the last date of payment or charge for each illness as the starting date for determining the time limit on that specific debt






17. The law requires all employers to withhold money from employees' net earnings to pay federal - state - and local income taxes






18. Prison sentences are possible consequences of...






19. If an employee earns $8 per hour and works 35 hours per week - the gross earnings are...






20. What kind of checks are printed in $10 - $20 - $50 - and $100 denominations and must be purchased and signed at the bank?






21. The determination of the amount of money paid by a third-party payer for a procedure is...






22. The American Academy of Professional Coders offers the ____ credential - also requiring coursework and on-the-job experience.






23. The payment system used by Medicare is based on...






24. If an employee earns $8 per hour and works 35 hours per week - the gross earnings are...






25. The number of dependents an employee is claiming is found on the






26. When looking up an ICD-9-CM code - you see the notation NOS. What should you do?






27. The process of classifying and reviewing past-due accounts from the first date of billing is...






28. Where will you locate the ICD code for a complete radiologic examination of the nasal bones?






29. Which of the following is also called Public Law 95-109?






30. Which ICD-9-CM convention is used around nonessential or supplementary terms that do not affect the code?






31. You should not accept a(n) _______________-_______________ check that is made out to the patient rather than to the practice unless it is from a health insurance company.






32. The most likely outcome of an insurance claim submitted with a diagnosis code of a sore throat and a treatment code indicating a cast for a broken leg would be...






33. Usual and customary fees are converted to dollar amounts - which form the basis of the fee schedule that creates uniform payments adjusted for geographic differences.






34. Which of the following should be a factor when selecting an outside collection agency?






35. Prison sentences are possible consequences of...






36. Money paid as compensation as result of a lawsuit is called _______________.






37. You should not accept a(n) _______________-_______________ check that is made out to the patient rather than to the practice unless it is from a health insurance company.






38. Money paid for intentionally breaking the law is called _______________ _______________.






39. Under a Medicare Managed Care Plan - the PCP provides treatment and manages the patient's medical care through _______________ to specialists when additional care is required






40. Which of the following types of insurance covers injuries that are caused by the insured or that occurred on the insured's property?






41. he ICD code for a home visit for evaluation and management of an established patient is found in which of the following series of codes?






42. It is acceptable to threaten to send a patient's account to a collection agency even if you are not ready to do so






43. The ICD-9-CM convention code first underlying disease means...






44. A benefit period for Medicare begins the day a patient goes into the hospital and ends when that patient has not been hospitalized for ____ days






45. An easy way to remember when an E code is required is...






46. Where will you locate the ICD code for a complete radiologic examination of the nasal bones?






47. It is acceptable to threaten to send a patient's account to a collection agency even if you are not ready to do so






48. Which of the following prohibits harassment and false statements when attempting to collect from a patient?






49. Which of the following is mandated for hourly employees by the Fair Labor Standards Act?






50. In order to be considered negotiable - a check must be signed by the _______________.