Billing and Coding terms

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Billing and Coding terms
2012-03-06 14:06:45
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  1. an acute condition strikes quickly with severe symptoms and runs a short course. a chronic condition progresses slowly with little change in symptoms
    Acute versus Chronic Condition
  2. any unwanted side effect or reaction to a drug taken properly
    Adverse Effects of Drugs
  3. A three-digit code used to represent a particular disease or condition is termed a category
  4. Groups or types of neoplasms
  5. a collection of 3,4, and 5 digit numbers that convert the verbal description of diseases or conditions into numerical system.
  6. a condition that is present at the same time as the primary diagnosis
    Concurrent Diagnosis
  7. A manual containing the 5-digit numerical codes used to report medical services and prcedures.
    Current Procedural Terminology [CPT]
  8. the cause, disease, or condition a person is identified with
    Diagnosis, diagnoses
  9. a condition marked by jubjective complaints, a specific hisotry, and clinical signs, symptoms, and laboratory or radiographic findings
  10. alpha-numeric ICD-9 - CM codes used to indicate external circumstances responsible ofr injuries or conditions. [external cause]
    E Code
  11. a list of drugs available for routine use at a health-care facility
  12. ICD-9-CM Stands for
    The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification. Is a coding system used by health-care providers to represent diagnoses, collect data, and communicate with third party carriers.
  13. a remaining condition left after an acute phase of an illness or injury has ended.
    Late Effects
  14. the demonstration of the presence of a sign, symptom, or alteration, especially one that is associated with a disease
  15. change in location of a disease or its manifestations or transfer from one organ or part to another not directly connected. the usual application is to the manifestation of a malignancy as a secondary growth arising from the primary growth in a new location.
  16. the form and structure of a neoplasm
  17. The cause of death
  18. an abnormal development of tissue as in a tumor growth
  19. supplementary words added to a diagnosis that do not change the code assignment
    Nonessential Modifiers
  20. It means that the ICD-9-CM does nto provide a more specific code for this diagnosis
    Not Elsewhere Classified [NEC]
  21. does not give any difinite information or specifics for an exact code to be used.
    Not otherwise Specified [NOS]
  22. a toxic reaction to a drug taken improperly
    Poisoning of a drug
  23. a diagnosis or condition in an outpatient setting that indicates the reason the patient was seen. this is always coded first.
    Primary Diagnosis
  24. the 6 weeks following childbirth
  25. most three-digit categories have been expanded to 5 or 5 digit codes that provide more specific information regarding the disease of condition. the fourth digit of an ICD-9-cm code is called ____________
  26. Subcategory
  27. a dignosis determined in an inpatinet setting after diagnostic testing or procedures determine the reason for hospitalization
    Principal Diagnosis
  28. a fifth digit added on to a 4-digit ICD-9-CM code is called a subclassification. the fifth digit provides even greater details regarding the condition.
  29. a dignosis used in addition to the main, primary diagnosis
    Secondary Diagnosis
  30. a list of diagnosis codes arranged in a numerical sequence
  31. Final behavior that cannot be determined at a specific time
    Uncertain Behavior
  32. diagnosis codes that begin with the letter V and represent a circumstance other than diseases or injuries as a diagnosis or problem