Module 08 Written Assignment – Paper on ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Coding

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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:Explain ICD-9-CM’s volumes I, II, and IIIList the six sections and three parts found in the CPT manual. Then discuss the purpose of the Evaluation and Management sectionDescribe V and E Codes in ICD-9-CMSummarize Level I and II of HCPCS

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.)Diagnosis coding:Conjunctivitis, unspecifiedAcute Mastoiditis without complicationsBenign Hypertension with chronic kidney diseaseAcute osteomyelitisThrombophlebitis

Procedure coding:12 lead electrocardiogramBiopsy External EarCystourethroscopy, with biopsyProctosigmoidoscopy with biopsy, single or multipleDilation and Curettage, cervical stump