Practice medical coding test

If you are preparing for CPC or CCS exams here is one practice test. This test also has sample questions on anatomy.

1. Medically necessity means . . .

a. Reasonable but not necessary.
b. Necessary but can be avoided this time as the patients condition can be managed without it.
c. Reasonable and necessary for the patient’s condition.
d. All the above

2. In the SOAP format of medical record, what term describes the section of the medical record that  describes the patient's current condition in narrative form in the patient's own words?

a. Subjective
b. Objective
c. Assessment
d. Plan

3. In the SOAP format, Vital signs and measurements, such as weight are documented in which section of the medical record:

a. Subjective
b. Objective
c. Assessment
d. Plan

4. HITECH stands for?.”

a. Health Information Technicians for Economic and Clinical Health
b. Health Information Technology for Ecology and Clinical Health
c. Health Information Technology
d. Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health

5. The benefits of the meaningful use of EHRs include::

a. Complete and accurate information.
b. Better access to information
c. Patient empowerment.
d. All of the above

6. The prefix “aden-“ means:

a. System
b. Eye
c. Gland
d. Skin

7. The prefix “aphth-“ means:

a. Inflammation
c. Tumor
d. Ulcer

8. A Bronchoscopy is:

a. A visual examination of the bronchous
b. Excision of bronchous
c. Anomaly of bronchous
d. An instrument used to examine the bronchous

9. A patient has a history of HIV and now diagnosed with Kaposi's sarcoma. How should this be coded?

a. Code AIDS and Kaposi's sarcoma because Kaposi's sarcoma is complication of HIV
b. Code HIV and Kaposi's Sarcoma
c.Code only AIDS
d.Code only Kaposi's Sarcoma

10. A physician diagnosed a patient with radial fracture.  An x-ray report says distal radial fracture.Can documentation in X-ray report be used for more specific coding?


1. C 2. A 3. B 4. D 5. D 6. C 7. D 8. A 9. A 10. A

11. C 12. B 13. A 14. A 15. C 16. B 17. C 18. A 19. A 20. D
21. A 22. D 23. B 24. A 25. B 26. A 27. D 28. D 29. D 30. C
31. D 32. A 33. C 34. B 35. B

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Unknown said...

can you please post the answers also

Anonymous said...

Can we have the answers also?

Thank You

Anonymous said...

Could you please supply the answers to the practice exam.....otherwise what's the point in taking it?

Anonymous said...

Thinking about taking this exam but if the answers are not posted, how do you know how you scored?

healthcare said...

ok i will post answers to Practice medical coding test

Anonymous said...

This practice exam has been extremely helpful - THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

where are other answers?

Anonymous said...

Missing half the answers so didn't take the full test. But overall great website Thank you

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pre-test.

Anonymous said...

Where are the answers?

Anonymous said...

I am using HCPCS 2009 and CPT 2010. Per HCPCS 2009, answer #21 is B, as there isn't even a J1090 listed, and as is #24. #24 would also be B according to HCPCS 2009. #26 is also B according to CPT version 2010. This is very obvious as you just have to open almost any page and see the bullet down at the bottom and it tells you right there, "New code." And #31 is obviously C if you have CPT 2010, and I would guess CPT 2009 as well as CPT hasn't changed THAT much. Check out page 437 in CPT 2010 for this answer. I have a feeling that #34 is C, though I don't have my book in front of me at the moment.

How did you guys find #25? And where are the rest of the answers?

Anonymous said...

It would be helpful if all of the aswers where included so you can see how you faired. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Could you also post the answers for 36-55?

Anonymous said...

Where can we find the answers to check our test results? The answers are only for questions 1-35. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

please post the answer after number 35

Anonymous said...

The pretest was very helpful thank you ! The answer to question 26 is definitely wrong you may want correct.

Anonymous said...

im comfused are we going to have a book at the exam, what should we know for the exam?

Anonymous said...

for the cpc exam are you going In with your personal cpt ,vol 1, 11 books?

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