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Remember, the ICD code is simply the illness name.

Remembering your medical terminology will help you figure out what is billed for each of these illnesses. Remember, the ICD code is simply the illness name. Each type of doctor may use the same diagnostic code. Reference the Ontario Physician Manual, the ICD9 Website http://icd9.chrisendres.com/ and the Merriam-Webster dictionary.



1.   Your patient is coming in to see a general practitioner (family doctor). The patient has had a bad cough for at least 1 week. This is the first visit for this problem.


ICD code: ____________________


2.   Your patient is coming in to see a family doctor. This is the first time that the patient has seen the doctor and they need an annual physical. There are no real concerns at this time. The patient is male and is 66 years old.


ICD code: ___________________


3.   Your patient is going in to see a cardiologist on a consult appointment for chest pain.


ICD code: ____________________


4.   The patient that had a bad cough is coming back in to see the family doctor for a follow-up appointment after taking medication for a week.


ICD code: ______________________


5.   Your patient is having problems going to the bathroom. She is finding it very difficult to have a bowel movement; and, is wondering if she should use laxatives.


ICD code: _______________________



6.   Your patient is coming in to see your family doctor because she is not having periods. The patient is 28 years old.


ICD code: _______________________


7.   Your patient is tired all of the time and is coming in to see the family doctor because of previous thyroid problems. Your patient is 67 years old.


ICD code: _______________________


8.   Your patient is coming in to see your family doctor because she is not having periods. She is 51 years old.


ICD code: _______________________


9.   Your patient is coming in to see an ears, nose and throat (ENT) doctor for a regular checkup regarding previous polyps in her throat.



ICD code: ___________________


10. Your patient is coming in to see a gastroenterologist for a follow up regarding an allergy to gluten.


ICD code: ____________________


11. Your patient is seeing your family doctor for problems with sadness. She has been feeling "down" for quite some time.


ICD code: _____________________



12.  Your patient is seeing the family doctor because she is having very heavy periods. She is bleeding too much throughout the month, and is concerned.


ICD code: ___________________



13.  Your patient is seeing a general surgeon on consult for possible gallstones.


ICD code: _____________________


14.  Your patient is bringing her baby into a pediatrician for a consult regarding the     fact that her child is not gaining weight.


ICD code: ______________________


15.  Your patient is suffering with an itchy rash after going into the woods on a golf course. She is going to see her family doctor.


ICD code: ______________________




Possible marks for this assignment: 30 (two marks for each question)

 

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