In a medical office, types of office visits, diagnosis, services, and procedures are converted into codes, so that services rendered can be charged to insurance companies on a CMS-1500 claim form. ICD-9-CM (will change to ICD-10 by October 1, 2014, or later), CPT, and HCPCS are the three coding systems utilized to convert diagnoses, medical services and procedures, and office visits into codes. For this assignment, you will research the differences between coding systems.
Use your textbook, the lecture, or websites to write at least a one-page paper explaining ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding. Your paper must also:
Then click on the following web links to code the following five diagnoses and procedures:
http://icd9cm.chrisendres.com/ for diagnosis coding
https://ocm.ama-assn.org/OCM/CPTRelativeValueSearch.do for procedure coding
(Note: you have to accept the agreement and only have five attempts in the AMA code manager. The website for coding diagnosis offers unlimited attempts.)
- Conjunctivitis, unspecified
- Acute Mastoiditis without complications
- Benign Hypertension with chronic kidney disease
- Acute osteomyelitis
- 12 lead electrocardiogram
- Biopsy External Ear
- Cystourethroscopy, with biopsy
- Proctosigmoidoscopy with biopsy, single or multiple
- Dilation and Curettage, cervical stump
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