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Sample test questions for the CPC® exam
The following question was developed by Lisa Rae Roper, MHA, PCS,
CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P, an adjunct instructor for HCPro’s Certified Coder Boot
Camp®, for preparation of the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam.
Unless the question states otherwise, assume that a physician documented all
the information provided. You have two minutes to complete each question. You
may not use any outside materials for this exam other than the 2012 CPT, ICD-9-
CM, and HCPCS Level II manuals.
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1. A 74-year-old patient underwent an esophagotomy via cervical
approach with removal of a foreign body. The patient was placed under
general anesthesia for this procedure. The anesthesiologist’s
preoperative note indicated that this was the first visit with this patient.
She dictated a detailed history, detailed examination, and lowcomplexity
decision-making due to mild hypertension, controlled
diabetes, and several medications. How should the anesthesiologist
report her services?
a. 00500-AA-P2, 99100
b. 43020, 99100
c. 99143, 00500-AA-P2, 99100
d. 00500-AA-P3, 99100-51
Answers to 20 sample test questions for the CPC exam
a. The CPT® Professional Edition guidelines for anesthesia codes
provide reporting instructions for physical status modifiers, add-on
codes for qualifying circumstances, and bundled services. The
preoperative visit would not be reported due to bundling rules.