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ICD-9 Fundamentals 1

Objective: Answer 7 questions out of 10 correctly. Click on the bullet to answer. Click on Refresh or Reload to start Over. JavaScript required!


 1. Tinea Corporis is commonly known as:

Ringworm
Herpes Simplex
Body lice
Dermatitis

2. Parkinson's Disease is known as a (n):

Homonym
Synonym
Eponym
Anagram

3. The patient is standing on a chair at a Bon Jovi concert (at a music hall), falls off and sustains a brain stem injury when he hit the concrete floor. He loses consciousness, does not regain consciousness, and dies within 36 hours. Code the best combination for this episode:

854.05, E884.2, E849.6.
854.05, E884.2, E849.2.
854.15, E884.2
801.15, E884.2 

4. Which of the following is NOT listed as a "dependency" in ICD-9?

Coffee
Glue
Tobacco
Absinthe

5. Which of the following are NOT a group specifically identified in ICD-9 as susceptible to extrinsic allergic alveolitis?

Pigeon fanciers.
Coffee workers
Cheese washers
Tuna fishermen

6. Code for Type II Diabetes, uncontrolled, with renal manifestations (Kimmelstiel-Wilson syndrome).

250
250.42, 581.81
250.40
250.40, 581.81 

7. If, in the physician's notes, the patient's diastolic blood pressure is consistently higher than 120 and is experiencing renal failure, the coder should consult the physician to determine if this person's hypertension is _________.

Benign
Malignant
Unspecified
None of the Above.

8. E codes are used to indicate:

Where an accident occurred.
How an accident occurred.
Whether a drug overdose was accidental or on purpose.
All of the above

9. "Late effects" are:

The residual effect that remains from the acute phase of an injury or illness.
An E Code to describe a "late hit" during a football game.
Categorized according to the "Statute of limitations" (time limit) of the disease, condition or injury.
Are common in insomniacs, and always coded from the psychiatric portion of ICD-9. Always coded alone.

10. Septicemia:
Is caused by the septicemia bacterialus..
Is always a viral infection.
Is an infection that invades the blood stream.
None of the above.

 

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