CPC Practice Exam

CPC Practice Exam

Example 1: Medical Terminology

The term “Salping-Oophorectomy” refers to

a. The removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries
b. The surgical sampling or removal of a fertilized egg
c. Cutting into the fallopian tubes and ovaries for surgical purposes
d. Cutting into a fertilized egg for surgical purposes


Answer: A

The term “salp” method tube, the term “ooph” refers to the ovary, and the suffix “ectomy” method to surgically remove. Some CPT books (like the specialized edition put out by the AMA) contains pages with shared medical terms like these in the beginning of the book (prior to the coding guidelines)

Example 2: ICD-10-CM

Jim was at a bonfire when he tripped and fell into the flames. Jim consistent multiple burns. He came to the emergency room via an ambulance and was treated for second and third degree burns of his confront, second degree burn on his shoulders and forearms, and third degree burns on the fronts of his thighs.

a. T20.20XA, T20.30XA, T22.259A, T22.219A, T24.319A, T31.42, X03.0XXA
b. T20.30XA, T24.319A, T22.299A, T31.42, X03.0XXA
c. T20.09XA, T22.099A, T24.099A, T31.64, X03.0XXA
d. T20.30XA, T22.299A, T24.319A, T31.64, X03.0XXA


Answer: B

Burn codes always have at the minimum three codes: A burn code, a total body surface area code, or T31 category code, and an external cause code. Burn codes have the following rules, which can be found at the beginning of the ICD-10-CM manual under Guideline I.C.19.d Coding of burns and corrosions. Always code one location to the highest degree. For example, for first and second degree burns on the arm, you would only code second degree. When sequencing burn codes, always list the highest degree burn code first and end with the lowest degree burn code. For example,…

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