Will You Ace This Gynecology Cervical-Health Coding Quiz?

Knowing uterine and cervical anatomy, and the difference between conization and biopsy will go a long way toward helping you with loop electrode excision procedure (LEEP) claims and other gynecology claims. This quiz helps give you a check up on terms and procedures.

Read the Questions Here

You’ve got two options for this quiz. If you want a harder version, read the questions in this section, and write down your answers. Don’t look at the next section, “Helpful Hint Option: Choose From These Possible Answers.” Then check your answers at the end.

If you want to choose from a list of lettered options to help speed things along, then use the “Helpful Hint Option: Choose From These Possible Answers” section. Again, you’ll check your answers at the end.

Here we go!

Q1. What is a muscular pear-shaped organ that has thick walls and includes sections such as the body, isthmus, and cervix?

Q2. What is the area above the exocervix where the cervical cells change from squamous cells to columnar cells?

Q3. What is the area from the transformation zone, up to the internal os?

Q4. What service involves moving a small brush up into the endocervix and bringing it down to include cells from the transformation zone during sample collection to check for precancerous or cancerous cells?

Q5. What procedure involves the physician using a machine with an electric loop to pull tissue from the transformation zone?

Q6. What procedure involves going beyond the transformation zone into the endocervical canal and taking a cone out of the cervix, including part of the endocervix?

Q7. Which CPT® code is appropriate for LEEP conization?

Q8. Which CPT® code is appropriate for LEEP cervical biopsy using a colposcope?

Helpful Hint Option: Choose From These Possible Answers

Skip this section to make the quiz a little tougher. But if you don’t mind a helping hand, you can scan the list below to see which response best matches the question you’re working on.

A. Pap test

B. Endocervix

C. Transformation zone

D. Uterus

E. Loop electrode excision procedure (LEEP) conization

F. Loop electrode excision procedure (LEEP) biopsy

G. 57460 (Colposcopy of the cervix including upper/adjacent vagina; with loop electrode biopsy(s) of the cervix)

H. 57522 (Conization of cervix, with or without fulguration, with or without dilation and curettage, with or without repair; loop electrode excision)

Check Your Answers (No Peeking!)

Once you’ve completed the quiz, you can check your answers below.

A1. D. Uterus

A2. C. Transformation zone

A3. B. Endocervix

A4. A. Pap test

A5. F. Loop electrode excision procedure (LEEP) biopsy

A6. E. Loop electrode excision procedure (LEEP) conization

A7. H. 57522

A8. G. 57460

What About You?

How did you do on the quiz? Do you find that the anatomic and surgical terms providers use in documentation match code descriptors?

 

About 

Deborah works on a wide range of TCI SuperCoder projects, researching and writing about coding, as well as assisting with data updates and tool development for our online coding solutions. Since joining TCI in 2004, she’s covered the ins and outs of coding for radiology, cardiology, oncology and hematology, orthopedics, audiology, and more.

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