Med 215 Advanced Medical Coding! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Medical Coding Quizzes & Trivia

Below are some MED 215 advanced medical coding trivia questions quiz. There are different ways that medical information, procedures, and treatments are transformed into ICD-10 coding. Software programs like Epic, Centricity, AdvancedMD, Flash code are very common. Do use this quiz to refresh your understanding of the codes and what they represent. All the best, and keep practicing!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    ICD-9-CM codes are how many digits long?
    • A. 

      3-5

    • B. 

      3-7

    • C. 

      5-7

    • D. 

      7-10

  • 2. 
    Which of the following agencies is NOT part of the review of the official guidelines for coding and reporting?
    • A. 

      Food and Drug Administration [FDA]

    • B. 

      National Center for Health Statistics

    • C. 

      American Hospital Association [AMA]

    • D. 

      American Health Information Management Association

  • 3. 
    When coding, one must analyze the information located
    • A. 

      In the coding manual

    • B. 

      In the medical record

    • C. 

      On the healthcare claim form

    • D. 

      On the encounter form

  • 4. 
    When coding, it is important to limit?
    • A. 

      The snacks you eat

    • B. 

      The fluids you drink

    • C. 

      Reference books

    • D. 

      Distractions

  • 5. 
    Which of the ICD-9-CM codes explain why the patient had a service?
    • A. 

      V codes

    • B. 

      E Codes

    • C. 

      J Codes

    • D. 

      Modifiers

  • 6. 
    When there is a box with 4th and 5th next to a diagnosis code, it means that
    • A. 

      The code is the last code to use

    • B. 

      The code is a 4th or 5th generation code

    • C. 

      The information is not specific enought to assign as a code

    • D. 

      The code can only be used if it is the 4th and 5th code listed on the health care form.

  • 7. 
    It is not necessary to read the category and subcategory in addition to the sub-classification to understand what information a code represents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Coding to the highest level of specificity is mandatory, not optional.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Unspecified means that the physician did not specifiy the type of disorder in the documentation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Do coders have to follow the rules of which agency to get paid for Medicare billings?
    • A. 

      CMS

    • B. 

      OIG

    • C. 

      FDA

    • D. 

      OSHA

  • 11. 
    Which definition best fits the term coordination of care?
    • A. 

      Providers sharing information to best treat the patient

    • B. 

      Completion of a referral form

    • C. 

      Recommendation of a specialist

    • D. 

      Hospital staff calling physician to alert him of hospitalization of a patient

  • 12. 
    One of the biggest disadvantages of manual medical records is that
    • A. 

      They take up a lot of space

    • B. 

      Only one person can access the record at a time

    • C. 

      It is difficult to make corrections

    • D. 

      It is easier to get paper cuts

  • 13. 
    A goal of HIPAA related to health information is
    • A. 

      Prohibiting insurance fraud

    • B. 

      Stopping identity theft

    • C. 

      Safely transferring information necessary to treat the patient

    • D. 

      Enabling faxes to be sent to other healthcare facilities

  • 14. 
    Why are some diagnosis and or procedure codes mandatory reported to various agencies?
    • A. 

      To hold physicians accountable

    • B. 

      To stop H1N1 from spreading

    • C. 

      To monitor population growth

    • D. 

      To track patterns in diseases

  • 15. 
    What agency created the ICD coding system?
    • A. 

      Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS]

    • B. 

      World Health Organiziation [WHO]

    • C. 

      Federal Drug Administration [FDA]

    • D. 

      Office of Inspector General [OIG]

  • 16. 
    CPT codes are the codes for diagnostic coding.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    A participating provider is also called a par provider.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The privacy officer's job duties pertain to overseeing privacy processes protecting patient health information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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