Cracking The Code Competency

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Cracking The Code Competency - Quiz

Hello AR Reps - Here is a quick skill check, you may use your handouts. . . But NOT your neighbor.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which modifier should be used when the assistant (for surgery) is a Nurse Practioner, or Physician's Assistant?
    • A. 

      80

    • B. 

      AS

    • C. 

      81

  • 2. 
    What does Comorbid mean?
    • A. 

      Pre-existing

    • B. 

      Chronic

    • C. 

      Acute

  • 3. 
    There are two types of modifiers: informational and payment (reimbursement).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    There are three modifiers that we can attach to the E/M services to distinguish it from the global period-what are they? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      22

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      57

  • 5. 
    One of the most common reasons for denial is a missing, or incorrect modifier.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    If the procedure/service is bilateral in nature you need to indicate it with a 50 modifier.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    E/M stands for _____ &_______
  • 8. 
    E/M codes are used to classify the amount of cognitive service provided which basically means: (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Amount of effort & time.

    • B. 

      Amount of responsibility.

    • C. 

      Amount of medical skill & knowledge.

  • 9. 
    Appropriate usage of modifier(s) should relate to:
    • A. 

      Separate patient encounter/service.

    • B. 

      Separate anatomic sites.

    • C. 

      Separate specimens.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    26 & TC are considered informational modifiers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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