What code would be assigned for a tube pericardiostomy?

The code for an ESWL would be found in the


A. Digestive System of CPT.

B. Urinary and Male Genital Systems of CPT.

C. Chemotherapy section of HCPCS.

D. Cardiovascular System of CPT.

What code would be assigned for a tube pericardiostomy?


A. 33015

B. 33050

C. 33026

D. 33210

HCPCS modifier –E2 indicates that the patient had a surgical procedure performed on the


A. upper left eyelid.

B. upper right eyelid.

C. lower left eyelid.

D. lower right eyelid.

Providers that receive reimbursement after health care services have been provided are being compensated under the _______ system.



B. capitation

C. retrospective payment

D. prospective payment

What happens when HIPAA rules conflict with state law?


A. The interpretation of HIPAA rules is left to the physician’s discretion.

B. The Supreme Court’s decision becomes final in binding arbitration.

C. Conflicting state rules are overridden by federal law.

D. State laws overrule federal law.

The method that physicians use to bill for each service or visit individually rather than on a pre-paid basis is called


A. pre-paid care.

B. managed care.

C. fee-for-service.

D. capitation.

The suffix -sis means


A. process.

B. drooping.

C. inflammation.

D. condition.

A new patient is seen in a clinic for complaints of shortness of breath, fever, difficulty swallowing, runny nose, and cough. The physician performs a detailed history, detailed examination, and medical decision making of low complexity. The physician also obtains a chest x-ray and lab workup. Based on the results of the diagnostic tests, the physician renders a diagnosis of upper respiratory tract infection and lymphadenopathy. What ICD-10 and CPT codes are assigned?


A. 99215, M19.011, R13.10

B. 99203, J06.9, R59.0

C. 99213, R06.82, F10.229

D. 99202, D63.1, J45.909


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