Click here for more sample CPC practice exam questions with Full Rationale Answers

Practice Exam

Click here for more sample CPC practice exam questions and answers with full rationale

Practice Exam

CPC Practice Exam and Study Guide Package

Practice Exam

What makes a good CPC Practice Exam? Questions and Answers with Full Rationale

CPC Exam Review Video

Laureen shows you her proprietary “Bubbling and Highlighting Technique”

Download your Free copy of my "Medical Coding From Home Ebook" at the top left corner of this page

Practice Exam

2016 CPC Practice Exam Answer Key 150 Questions With Full Rationale (HCPCS, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10, CPT Codes) Click here for more sample CPC practice exam questions with Full Rationale Answers

Practice Exam

Click here for more sample CPC practice exam questions and answers with full rationale

Tag Archives: Children

Eye Exams For Children

Within the first year of your child’s life, ensure that he or she undergoes the first eye exam under your family physician or pediatrician. After that, your doctor may decide, or you may desire, that your child’s eyes be examined by a specialist. Make, in that case, an appointment with a good pediatric ophthalmologist, who will probably then recommend further examinations, specifically when your child reaches three years of age and once by the age of five years or before he or she enters kindergarten. Subsequently you should take your child to routine comprehensive eye examinations annually or, at the latest, every two years. You may find that that your child’s school will arrange for screenings so that any serious issues with sight can be detected early. If your child fails any of these screening tests or if any unusual symptoms occur, immediately consult an ophthalmologist.

Preparing your child for an eye exam:

Put aside a decent amount of time. Sit down with your child and explain the process calmly and openly. Your child will during the eye exam be asked to look at and identify objects by the ophthalmologist. The nature of the objects will vary: they may be posters, letters, shapes created by shadows on the wall. It is crucial that you inform your child in advance of potentially disturbing parts of the process, such as the eye drops the ophthalmologist may apply to the child. Remember to add that there will be no pain, but the point of this exercise is so that your child can trust you and you can prepare him or her for the experience by giving her some knowledge and confidence.

What tests will your child undergo?

In the first year of the child’s life he or she will be tested for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, eye movement facility, eye alignment, amblyopia, how each eye reacts to fluctuations in light and darkness, and any other eye problems. If problems are noticed during this exam and the exam itself is held under a family physician or a pediatric ophthalmologist, you will most probably have to visit a pediatric ophthalmologist, that is, a doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions in children. Remember that the early diagnosis of a childhood eye disease is necessary for maximally effective treatment and, one hopes, recovery.

A physical examination of the eyes is routine in an exam for children aged between 3 and 5 years. There will also be a battery of eye chart test screenings, the comprehension of pictures and letters, and special games devised to test a child on his or her ability to perceive the form and details of any object, and also visual acuity. One common example is known as the ‘tumbling E game” or the Random E’s Visual Acuity Test. It enables the doctor to identify the strength of eyesight of children who cannot read yet. Your child will simply be asked to determine which directions the letter E points to. The letter E is four fingers imitating the letter E. Allen figure, which are standardized eye testing pictures will also be given to the child for identification, e.g. a hand, a house, a cat or a ship. It is in the child’s best interests that visual acuity, if good, is maintained throughout his or her life and, if poor, corrected at the onset.

One of the commonest causes of loss of unilateral vision in children and young adults is characterized by unequal vision between the two eyes. This is Amblyopia, colloquially known as lazy eye. This is a condition that the use of spectacles cannot combat. It is usually caused by ocular misalignment or haziness in line of vision as a sign of cataracts, or by unequal errors of refraction. If detected early, Amblyopia is reversible, countered when the better-seeing eye is patched or blurred by application of atropine.

Suzanne Hughes is an eyewear style consultant specializing in reading glasses online. For more information about eyeglasses, vision, or great styles such as Scojo reading glasses, visit her online boutique.

Related Cpc Exam Articles

The Reality of Coding from Home with Children

These days I have more going on than audits, updates, and continuing education for CPT and ICD-10 as I eagerly await the arrival of my first child.  The beauty of the internet means I can order all kinds of things for my pregnancy and the baby from the comfort of my recliner and have them delivered directly to my doorstep.  One recent package included a packet of “stuff”  – everything from a baby bottle, to gift cards for obscure things I’m pretty sure I’ll never order, to coupons, to a flyer telling me I can work from home as a medical coder while I take care of my baby.

It was the last item that really jumped out at me and gave me pause.  I wasn’t really surprised by the claims about making lots of money while working from home.  It wasn’t the statement about the “prestige” of working for physicians.  What caught my eye were the pictures on the flyer of women sitting in front of computers with infants on their laps.  Because while I don’t know what it’s like to be in charge of a baby all day (yet), I do know what it’s like to be a coder working from home and the job doesn’t lend itself to simultaneous babysitting.
Most days I love working from home.  It’s awesome on those days when you know you have to get work done but you don’t really feel like taking a shower or being in public first thing in the morning. So yeah, it’s great if you are not a morning person! On those days, there’s nothing better than shuffling down to my office, coffee cup in hand (okay, so it’s half-decaf these days), flipping the switch on my computer, and easing into my day.  Some days I am joined by my eternal lap cat, who could sit on my lap all day if I were a statue.  On some days she wants to sit on my lap while I work, which is generally only okay if I am on a conference call where I don’t need to take notes.  Which is pretty much never.
Here’s the big secret the flyer doesn’t advertise: coding requires an immense amount of concentration and some days I can concentrate pretty well and block out the world.  Other days, I have to shut off all email, the ringer on my phone, and the radio just so I can focus on work.  On those days, I shoo the cat off my desk/lap and try to direct her to her bed in the corner.  If necessary, I can put her in the hallway and close the door.  You can’t really shove your kid aside when you need to concentrate.  And you can’t code effectively and efficiently with a kid on your lap.  And if you can, then your child isn’t getting the attention he/she needs.
The point: coding from home is a nice perk, but it is not a substitute for child care.  Like most other new parents, I’m discovering the joys of budgeting for child care after maternity leave.  And I get it – it’s expensive.  
Just in case this post hasn’t quite convinced you, maybe this will.  Many remote coding contracts include a clause on child care.  You may be required to promise in writing that you will not engage in child care when you are on the clock.  So if your reason for wanting to code from home is so you can save on child care, coding isn’t the job for you.

Coder Coach