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What would a coder know about a code when it is in italicized type or inside slanted brackets?

Which index would a coder use to locate an E code?

 

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Respond to each of the following questions below.

1. Which index would a coder use to locate an E code?

2. What would a coder know about a code when it is in italicized type or inside slanted brackets?

3. What is the ICD-9-CM? How is it useful?

4. In researching the Alphabetic Index for the correct diagnostic code for a malignant neoplasm in a female breast, you find a “see also” instruction referring you to the Neoplasm Table. Where do you find that table and what information must you glean from the medical record to be able to use the table effectively?

5. What is an eponym, and what does it have to do with medical coding and Volume 3 in particular?

6. Section IV. A. Diagnostic Coding and Reporting Guidelines for Outpatient Services, Selection of a first-listed condition is separated into 2 subjects: IV. A. 1. Outpatient Surgery and IV. A. 2. Observation stay. Explain the difference between these guidelines.

7. Rebecca delivers a healthy baby girl. Her medical documentation indicates that she has had a normal delivery with no complications antepartum, during the delivery, or postpartum. How does this information influence which codes you assign?

8. Complete the even-numbered Chapter 8 (#48-62) and Chapter 9 (#12-28) exercises in the Step-by-step workbook that are listed below and insert your answer in the allotted space.

 

Chapter 8

1. Using the ICD-9-CM, Volume 1, Tabular List, locate the first page of Chapter 10 and answer the following question about the chapter: The name of the chapter. __________

2. Using the ICD-9-CM, Volume 1, Tabular List, locate the first page of Chapter 10 and answer the following question about the chapter: The description of the first category. __________

3. Using the ICD-9-CM, Volume 1, Tabular List, locate the first page of Chapter 10 and answer the following question about the chapter: The description of the first subclassification. __________

4. Using the ICD-9-CM, Volume 2, Alphabetic List, locate the following main term and identify if the bolded subterm is an essential or nonessential modifier: Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis. __________

5. Using the ICD-9-CM, Volume 2, Alphabetic List, locate the following main term and identify if the bolded subterm is an essential or nonessential modifier: Obstructive cardiomyopathy. __________

6. Using the Tabular List, answer the following question: Is septicemia due to anthrax assigned code 038.8? __________
If not, what code is assigned? __________

7. Using the Tabular List, answer the following question: Is acute mesenteric lymphadenitis assigned code 683? __________
If not, what code is assigned? __________

8. Using the Tabular and instructional notes, assign and sequence the following code(s): See category 713.1; assign a code for patient with arthropathy due to ulcerative colitis. __________

 

Chapter 9

1. Assign an ICD-9-CM code to the following: Encounter for plaster cast removal. __________

2. Assign an ICD-9-CM code to the following: Status post cardiac pacemaker placement. __________

3. Assign an ICD-9-CM code to the following: Screening for malignant neoplasm of the colon. __________

4. Assign an ICD-9-CM code to the following: Personal history of an allergy to latex. __________

5. Assign an ICD-9-CM code to the following: Adjustment of a colostomy tube for fitting. __________

6. Assign an ICD-9-CM code to the following: Screening for unspecified immunity disorder. __________

7. Assign an ICD-9-CM code to the following: Suspected carrier of diphtheria. __________

8. Assign an ICD-9-CM code to the following: Exposure to rabies. __________

9. Assign an ICD-9-CM code to the following: Reprogramming of cardiac pacemaker. __________

 

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