which modifier would be added to the surgery code? 

87.   According to the CMS National Physician Fee Schedule, what is the conversion factor for basic life support mileage?


A. $34.5741

B. $32.4726

C. $28.8457

D. $36.0666

88.   According to HIPAA, a patient’s information may be released for


A. determining premiums based on a patient’s past medical history.

B. paternity testing.

C. research.

D. transferring electronic medical records to remote locations.

89.   A patient comes to the clinic complaining of fever, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. The patient is diagnosed with salmonella meningitis. What ICD-10-CM code would be assigned?


A. A07.21

B. A02.21

C. A05.26

D. A23.24

90.   Which of the following anatomical locations would contain the diaphysis?


A. Metatarsal

B. Tibia

C. Septum

D. Diaphragm

91.   A patient comes to the clinic complaining of nausea, vomiting, fever, dizziness, and intermittent confusion. The physician conducts a detailed history and examination and reviews the patient’s lab results. The patient is diagnosed with pyelonephritis and is scheduled for an ultrasound to review the state of the kidneys and other organs. What CPT and ICD-10-CM codes are assigned?


A. 76775-TC, N15

B. 71010-26, B12

C. 76775-26, N10

D. 73256-TC, M11

92.   A female patient is diagnosed with breast cancer of the lower-inner quadrant of the right breast. The patient undergoes a modified radical mastectomy of the right breast in an attempt to circumvent the spread of the cancer to any secondary anatomical sites. The procedure was performed in three stages. In addition to the radical mastectomy, the physician also performed a right breast biopsy to treat the breast tumor in the lower-inner quadrant. What ICD-10-CM and CPT codes are assigned?


A. 15852-58, Z48.01

B. 19307-58-RT, 19101-59-RT, C50.311

C. 19307-RT, 19101-RT, C50.211

D. 11602, 15240, C50.312

93.   The concept of confidentiality can be substantiated based on the right of


A. easement.

B. constitutionality.

C. totality.

D. privacy.

94.   The abbreviation INH indicates what route of drug administration?


A. Inhaled and intrathecal administration

B. Intrathecal injection

C. Inhalant solution

D. Inhaled and intravenous administration


95.   A patient is seen in the physician’s office after the results of an earlier mammogram demonstrated microcalcification in the right breast as well as a breast lesion. The lesion is excised using needle localization. The patient’s final diagnosis is fibrosclerosis of the right breast. What CPT and ICD-10-CM codes are assigned?


A. 19123-RT, H16.11

B. 19126-LT, M25.1

C. 19125-RT, N60.31

D. 19120-RT, L10.11

96.   What is the code description for 65101-LT?


A. Removal of ocular implant performed laterally

B. Biopsy of cornea performed on the lower third of the cornea

C. Enucleation of eye, without implant, performed on the left side of the body

D. Fine needle aspiration of orbital contents on the left third of the orbit

97.   The foramen ovale is found in which anatomical location?


A. Fibula

B. Heart

C. Liver

D. Pancreas

98.   During a routine examination, a patient indicates that she is taking an antihypertensive medication that causes her kidneys to excrete more urine. These antihypertensive medications are called


A. calcium-channel blockers.

B. anticoagulants.

C. diuretics.

D. beta blockers.

99.   Code range 99231–99233 pertains to


A. initial hospital care.

B. hospital discharge services.

C. consultation services.

D. subsequent hospital care.

100.   A 7-year-old patient is seen in follow-up after an earlier diagnosis of excessive daytime sleepiness. The physician obtains a sleep study and then reviews and interprets the results. What CPT and ICD-10-CM codes are assigned?


A. 95810-26, R40.0

B. 95811-TC, J14.0

C. 95815-TC, G45.0

D. 95812-26, H40.0

101.   If a physician provides preoperative management only to a patient prior to surgery, which modifier would be added to the surgery code?


A. -56

B. -44

C. -32

D. -91


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