WEEK 3 Coding Applications Test Essay

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Question 1
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What is the code for a tunneled centrally inserted central venous catheter, without pump or port, in a 72-year-old patient?
CPT Code: ____________________

Selected Answer:
36558
Correct Answer: 36558
Rationale: The coder should begin by locating the main term "Insertion" and then the subterm "Venous." After reviewingthe codes in the tabular list the coder should select 36558 because this is a "72 year old patient."

Question 2
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CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
CPT code: _________________

Selected Answer:
92950
Correct Answer: 92950
Rationale: The coder should refer to the CPT manual Index and reference the main term "Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation" and only one code is given.
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Question 6
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Abdominal aortogram.
The right groin was prepped and draped in the usual fashion. Seldinger technique was used to enter the femoral artery. A 6-French sheath was placed. A pigtail catheter was introduced in the upper abdominal aorta, and an AP aortogram was done using the DSA cut film technique using 20 cc of Omnipaque.
Results: The abdominal aorta appears mildly irregular above and below the renal arteries, with no significant stenosis. (Separate the codes with a comma in your response as follows: XXXXX, XXXXX.)
CPT Codes: (Surgery Code) ____________________, (Radiology Code) ____________________ - Modifier ____________________

Selected Answer:
36200,75625,-26
Correct Answer:

36200, 75625-26
Rationale: The coder should refer to the CPT manual index and locate the main term "Catherization" because the cases states "A pigtail catheter was introduced in the upper abdominal aorta." The coder should then locate area of the body being catheterized, which is the "aorta." Even though the case says "abdominal aorta" that is the area they are going through to access the aorta. The coder is given a code range of36160-36215. The should then verify the code in the CPT manual tabular list. After reviewingthe codes in the tabular area. The coder would the code 36200. The coder would then refer back to the CPT index and locate the main term "Aorta." Because the patient had an aortogram, the coder should locate the

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