MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING

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WHAT IS THE PROGRAM MANDATED BY FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT THAT REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO COVER MEDICAL EXPENSES AND LOSS OF WAGES FOR WORKERS WHO ARE INJURED ON THE JOB?
-WAGNER NATIONAL HEALTH ACT
-WORKER COMPENSATION
-HILL BURTON ACT
-BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
WORKERS COMPENSATION

ACCORDING TO THE US CENSUS BUREAU DATA FROM 2005 WHAT % OF PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE COVERED BY GOVERNMENT PLANS(MEDICARE, MEDICAID)
-9%
-27%
-60%
-45%
27%

WHICH ACT MANDATES REGULATIONS THAT GOVERN PRIVACY, SECURITY AND ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS STANDARDS FOR HEALTH CARE INFORMATION.
-ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLIANCE ACT
-HIPPA
-BALANCED BUDGET ACT
TEFRA
HIPPA

THE FIRST BLUE SHIELD PLAN WAS FOUNDED IN?
-MICHIGAN
-CALIFORNIA
-CONNECTICUT
-OHIO
CALIFORNIA

A SUCCESSFUL HEALTH INSURANCE SPECIALIST SHOULD HAVE WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS?
-WORK INDEPENDANTLY
-ATTENTION TO DETAILS
-ETHICS
-ALL OF THE ABOVE
ALL OF THE ABOVE

REIMBURSEMENT FOR INCOME LOST AS A RESULT OF TEMPORARY/PERMANENT ILLNESS OR INJURY IS:
-LIABILITY INSURANCE
-RELIABILITY INSURANCE
-DISABILITY INSURANCE
--NONE OF THE ABOVE
DISABILITY INSURANCE

WHAT DOES CPT STAND FOR?
-CODES POSTED VIA TELEPHONE
-CLINICAL PROCEDURE TESTS
-CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY
-NONE OF THE ABOVE
CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY

DISABILITY INSURANCE PROVIDES THE DISABLED PERSON WTIH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE BUT DOESNT GENERALLY PAY FOR
-MEDICAL SERVICES-
-UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS
- BOTH
-NEITHER
BOTH MEDICAL SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH INSURANCE SPECIALIST
-AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CODERS
-AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
-AMERICAN HEALTH MANAGEMENT
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

ICD-9CM STANDS FOR
INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES-9TH REVISION , CLINICAL MODIFICATION

IF THE INSURANCE PLAN HAS A HOLD HARMLESS CLAUSE; IT MEANS
PATIENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING WHAT THE INSURANCE PLAN DENIES
HEALTH CARE COVERAGE AVAILABLE THROUGH EMPLOYERS AND OTHER ORGANIZTIONS IN WHICH EMPLOYERS USUALLY PAY PART OR ALL OF THE PREMIUM COST IS CALLED? GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE

THIS TYPE OF INSURANCE PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR CATASTROPHIC OR PROLONGED ILLNESS AND INJURIES
-MAJOR MEDICAL INSURANCE
-LIFETIME INSURANCE
-LIABILITY INSURANCE
-NONE OF THE ABOVE
MAJOR MEDICAL INSURANCE

ANOTHER NAME FOR HEALTH INSURANCE SPECIALIST IS
-MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK
-BILLER
-REIMBURSEMENT SPECIALIST
-NONE OF THE ABOVE
REIMBURSEMENT SPECIALIST

WHO REQUIRES PHYSICIAN OFFICES TO SUBMIT ICD-9SM CODES ON CMS1500 CLAIM FORMS?
-HEDIS
-MEDICARE
-NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE COMMITTEE
-MEDICAID
MEDICARE

EACH NEW PROVIDER MANAGED CARE CONTRACT INCREASES THE
-PRACTICE'S PATIENT DATA BASE
- # OF CLAIMS REQUIRMENTS/REIMBURSMNTS
-TIME THE OFFICE STAFF MUST DEVOTE TO FULFILLING CONTRACT REQUIRMENTS
-ALL OF THE ABOVE
ALL OF THE ABOVE

THE CPT MANUAL IS PUBLISHED BY THE:
-AMERICAN BOARD OF PHYSICIANS
-AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
-AMERICAN BILLING ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

IF PREAUTHORIZATION FOR TREATMENT BY SPECIALISTS AND POST TREATMENT REPORTS WERE NOT FILED THE CLAIM WOULD BE:
-DENIED
-BILLED ONLY TO PATIENT
-RESUBMITTED
DENIED

TRICARE INCLUDES 3 PLAN OPTIONS WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT ONE OF THOSE OPTIONS?
-TRICARE STANDARD
-TRICARE PRIME
-TRICARE SELECT
-TRICARE EXTRA
TRICARE SELECT

LIABILITY INSURANCE CLAIMS ARE MADE TO:
-COVER COST OF MEDICAL CARE FOR TRAUMATIC INJURY OR LOST WAGES
-COVER THE COST OF PHYSICIANS OVERHEAD
-COVER COST OF MEDICAL CARE TO NEEDY
COVER THE COST OF MEDICAL CARE FOR TRAUMATIC INJURIES OR LOST WAGES

WHAT INVOLVES LINKING EVERY PROCEDURE OR SERVICE CODE REPORTED ON THE CLAIM TO A CONDITION CODE THAT JUSTIFIES THE NECESSITY OF PERFORMING THAT PROCEDURE OR SERVICE?
-DISGNOSIS CODING
-PROCEDURE CODING
-MEDICAL NECESSITY
(2 ANSWERS)
DIAGNOSIS CODING AND MEDICAL NECESSITY

US CENSUS BUREAU DATA FROM 2005 ESTIMATES THAT WHAT % OF PEOPLE IN THE US ARE COVERED BY SOME FORM OF HEALTH INSURANCE
-60%
-95%
-84%
84%

PREVENTATIVE SERVICES:
-MAY RESULT IN EARLY DETECTION OF HEALTH PROBLEMS
-REQUIRED BY MOST INSURANCE COMPANIES
-ALLOW TREATMENT OPTIONS THAT ARE LESS DRAMATIC AND LESS EXPENSIVE
(CHOOSE 2)
THE FRST AND 3RD CHOICE

THE PROCESS OF REPORTING DIAGNOSES, PROCEDURES AND SERVICES AS NUMBERIC AND ALPHANUMERIC CHARACTERS ON THE INSURANCE CLAIM IS CALLED:
-WORK
-HEALTH INFORMATION
-CODING
-DATA ENTRY

CODING
t or f? to reduce coding & billing errors health insurance specialists need to ecplain complex insurance concepts and regulations to patients effectivly true
t or f? insurance specialists who are employed by insurance companies review claims for completeness and accuract before authorizing the appropriate payment? true
t or f? liability insurance is a policy that covers losses to a 3rd party caused by the insured? true
t or f? OSHA was designed to protect all employers against injuries from occupational hazards in the workplace? false
t or f? medical malpractice insurance is a type of liability insurance that covers physicians and other health care professionals for liability as to claims arising from patient treatment? true
t or f? the mutual exchange of data between the provider and insurance company is called electronic claims processing? false
t or f? the AAPC, AHMA and AMBA offer exams leading to professional credentials? true
t or f? disablility insurance always pays for health care services and provides the disabled person with financial assistance? false
t or f? health insurance specialists review health related claims to determine the medical necessity for procedures or services performed before reimbursment is made to the provider? true
t or? medical care includes the identification of disease and te provision of care and treatment such as that provided my members of the health care team to persons who are sick injured status? true
t or f? the patient receives a remittance advice which is a report that details the reults of processing a claim? false
t or f? a health care facility that employs health insurance specialists is legally responsible for employees actions performed within the context of their employment is called respondeat superior? true
t or f? group health insurance is coverage available through employers and other organizations where employers usually part part or all of premium costs? true
t or f? title XVIII of the social security act provides health care services to americans over the age of 65 and is known as medicare? true
t or f? third party administrators (TPAs) administer health care plans and process claims thus serving as a system of checks and balances for labor and managment? true
t or f? in patient is person admitted to a hospital for treatment with expecation patient will remmain in hospital for period of 24hrs or more? true
t or f? the first listed diagnoses and the primary disagnosis are the same thing? false
t or f? codes that desribe signs and symptoms as opposed to definitive diagnoses are never acceptable for reporting purposes when the physician has not documented an established or confirmed diagnosis false
t or f? v codes are located in the index and are assigned for patient encounters when a circumstance other than a disease or injury is present? false
t or f? e codes are located in the tabular list of diseases and describe external causes of injury poisoning or other adverse reactions affecting a patients health? true
t or f? nonessential modifiers are qualifying words that dont have to be inclded in the diagnostic statement fo the code # listed at the end of the parenthetical statements to apply true
t or f? coding conventions are rules that apply to the assignment of icd9-cm codes and are always found in the guidelines false
t or f? a lesion is a neoplasm defined as any discontinuity of tissue that is not malignant? false
t or f? an adverse effect or reaction is the appearance of a pathologic condition cause by ingestion or exposre to a chemical substance properly administered or taken? true
t or f? a late effect is a residual effect or sequelae of a previous acute illness injury or surgery? true
t or f? the health insurance specialist employed in a physicians office assigns icd9-cm codes to procedures documented by the health care provider? false
t or f? the icd9-cm is organized into 3 volumes? true

the health insurance specialist employed in a physician's office assigns icd9-sm codes to:
-diagnoses signs symptoms documneted by nurse
-diagnoses signs symptoms documented by provider
by provider

what volume of the icd9sm contains the index to disease?
-voolume 3
-volume 2
-volume 1
volume 2

the medicare catastrophic coverage act mandated the reporting of icd9 diagnosis codes on what type of claims?
-outpatient
-inpatient
-medicare and medicaid claims
-medicare claims
all medicare claims

an outpatient is a person treated in which of the following settings?
-hospital observation unit
-ambulatory surgery center
-physician office
-all the above
all above

codes that describe signs and symtoms as opposed to deginitive diagnosis are acceptable to report when
-dr uses terminology rule out or probale
-coder cnt find appropriate code for diagnosis
-dr hsnt documented cnfrmd diagnosis
-sign n symptoms are never coded
the dr hasnt documented a confirmed diagnosis

__codes are located in the tabular list of diseases and are assigned for patient encounters whn a circumstance other than a disese or injury is present
-e code
-v code
-m code
v code

removal of a cast applied by another physician personal history of breast cancer and exposure to TB are all examples of what types of codes?
-e code
-v code
-m code
v code

what type of code describes external causes of injury poisining or other adverse reactions affecting a persons health?
-m code
-v code
-icd 9 cm code
-e code
e codes

the classification of industrial accidents accoding to agency is found in what appendix of the icd9cm?
Appendix: A B C or D?
D

the list of 3 digit categories is found in what appendix of the icd9cm?
Appendix E D C or B?
E

____identifies codes to be assigned when info needed to assign a more specific code cnt be located in the icd9cm coding manual?
-codes in slanted brackets
-nonessential modifiers
-NEC
-essential modifiers
NEC

A ___is a procedure performed for definitive treatment rather than diagnostic purposes
-principal procedure
-secondary procedure
-primary procedure
-first listed procedure
principle procedure

it is always necessary that these codes be coded directly from the pathology report
-codes of AIDS
-codes for hypertension
-codes for neoplasm
-codes for diabetes
codes for neoplasms

requiring diagnosis codes to be reported on submitted claims?
-e codes
-v codes
-medical necessity
-principal diagnosis

medical necessity

acknowledges patient responsbility for payment if medicare denies the claim?
-complication
-advanced benfit notice
-sequelae
advanced benfit notice

automates the coding process using computerized or web based software?
-encoder
-codes
-cpt
encoder

condition that develops after outpatient care?
-volume 3
-complications
-burns
complications

working diagnosis that isnt yet proven or established?
-qualified diagnoses
-primary diagnosis
-secondary diagnosis
qualified diagnosis

tabular list of diseases?
-volume 2
-volume 1
-volume 3
volume 1

index to disease?
-volume 3
-volume 2
volume 1
volume 2

late effects of an injury or illness?
-iatrogenic
-burns
-seqauelae
seqauelae

result of medical intervention?
-iatrogenic
-seqeuelae
-complcation
iatrogenic
what constitutes as a qualified diagnoses? wokring diagnosis that hasnt been proven or established.

errors and omissions insurance?
-professional liability insurance
-hold harmless clause
-medical malpractice insurance
professional liability insurance

certified professional coder?
-cpt
-aapc
-eob
aapc

national codes
-hcpcs level 1 codes
-" " level 2 codes
-" "level 3 codes
level 2

exchange of data between provider and insurance company
-remittance advice
-coding
-electronic data interchange
electronic data interchange

diagnostic codes?
-j codes
-icd 9cm
-cpt codes
icd9cm

patient not responsible for paying what the plan denies
-eob
-remittance adivce
-hold harmless clause
hold harmless clause

results of processing a claim sent to patient
-eob
-mmp
-cpt
eob

hcpcs level 1 codes
-national
-icd 9
-cpt
cpt

which of the following is not an example of a managed care plan?
-integrated delivery system
-concumer directed health plan
-exclusive provider organization
-tripled option plan
consumer directed health plan

method of utlilizing health costs and quality of care by reviewing the appropriatness and necessity of care provided to patients prior to the administration of care is:
-surgical managment
-utillization management
-physician managemnt
utilization managment

managed care plan enrollees received most of their care from:
-any nonparticipating provider
-their primary care provider
-the physician of their choice
the primary care provider

network of physicians and hospitals that have joined together to contract with insurance companies to provide health care to subscribers for a discounted fee
-preferred provider organization
-integrated provider organization
-exclusive provider organization
preferred provider organization

what organization is owed by hospitals and phsyician groups that obatin managed care plan contracts?
-intergarated delivery organziation
-physician hospital organization
-inetgrated hospital/physician organizations
physician hospital organziation

this is created when a number of people are grouped for insurance purposes and the cost of health care coverage is determined by employees health status age sex and occupation
-internet data base
-risk pool
-risk databse
risk pool

plan offered by single insurance plan or as joint venture by 2 or more insurance carriers and which provides subc=scribers or employees with a coice of HMO PPO or traditional health plan is a :
-triple option plan
-flexible beneft plan
-cafteria plan
triple option plan

prior to scheduling elective surgery managed care plans often require
-preauthorization
-second surgical opinion
-preadmission
secon surgical opinion

the health care plan that reimburses providers for individual health care services provided is:
-managed care plan
-quality assurance plan
-fee for service plan
fee for service plan

what organization is responsible for the health of a group of enrollee and can be a health plan hospital physician group or health system?
-managed care organization
-quality assurance organization
-external review organziation
managed care organization

which of the following would be considered an example of a managed care plan?
-exclusive povider organization
-triple option plan
-point of service plan
-all the above
all the above

nonprofit organzation that contracts with and acquires the clinical and business assets of physician practices
-mso
-medical foundation
-network foundation
medical foundation

primary care provider
-gatekeeper
-enrolles
-capitation
gatekeeper

heatlh care accreditation organization
-joint comision
-case managment
-gate keeper
joint comission

physicians and hospitals joined together to contract with insurance companies for a discounted fee
-hmo
-ppo
-mso
ppo

provides health care to enrolled members on a prepaid basis
-hmo
-ppo
-mso
hmo

provides practice management services to individual physician practices
-mso
-hmo
-ppo
mso

development of patient care plans
-enrollees
-case managment
-joint comission
case management

patients may use hhmo providers or self refer to non hmo providers
-network provider
-point of service plan
-gate keeper
point pf service plan
t or f? hmos dont provide preventative care services to promote wellness or good health false
t or f? a health maitenance organization(hmo) is an alternative to traditional group health insurance coverage and provides comprehensive health care services to voluntarily enrolled members on a pay monthly basis false
t or f? case managment involves the development of patient care plans for the coordination and provision of care for complicated cases in a cost effective manner true
t or f? the inspector general established the quality improvment system for managed care to ensure the accountability of managed care plans in terms of objective measurable standards false
t or f? accredtation is a voluntary process that a health care facility or organization undergoes to demonstrate tht it has met stndrs beynd thse required by law true
t or f? in managed health care plan enrollees receive care frm a primary care prvider who is a physician tht serves as a gatekeeper by providing essential health care services at the lowest possible cost. true
t or f?a netwrk provider is a physician or health care facility under contract to the managed care plan.? true
t or f?a risk pool is created when a number of people are grouped for insurance purposes true
t or f? the national committee for quality assurance is a private for profit organization that asseses the quality of managed care plans in the united states false
t or f? a preferred provider organization is a network of physicians and hospitals that have joined together to contract with insurance companies employers or other organizations to provide health care to subscribers for a substantial fee? false
t or f? the intent of managed health care was to replace conventional fee for service plans with more affordable quality care to health care consumers true
t or f? when a second physician is asked to evaluate the necessity of surgery and recommend the most economic appropriate facility it is considered coordination of care? false

areas of the law that are not classified as criminal
-civil law
-criminal law
-case law
civil law

information communicated by a patient to a health care provider
-privacy
-privelaged communication
-fraud
privealged communication

intentional deception or misrepresentation
-abuse
-fraud
-case law
fraud
the practice of reporting multiple codes for a service when a single code should be assigned unbundling

actions inconsistent with accepted practices
-fraud
-abuse
-miscommunication
abuse

document containing list of question that must be answered in writing
interrogatory

law based on court decisions that establish a precedent
-civil law
-criminal law
-case law
case law

public law that defines crimes and their prosecution
-criminal law
-civil law
-case law
criminal law
explain the difference between assignemtne of benefits and accept assignment
assisngment of benefits: regarding benefits
accept assignemnt: provider accepts the assignment
t or f? protected health information is information that is identifiable to an individual sch as name address etc true
t or f?the HIPPA security rule adopts standards and safe gaurds to protect health information that is collected maintained and trasmitted electronically true
t or f?a dated signed special release form is generally considered valid for as long as the patient sees the physician false
t or f? the patient account record is a permanent record of all financial transactions between the patient and the practice true
t or f?workers compensation insurance is always considered to be the primary insurance plan true
t or f? the encounter form is the financial record source document used by health care providers and other personnel to record treated diagnoses and services rendered to the patient during the current encounter true
t or f? a claims attachment is a set of supporting documentation or information that is associated with a health care claim or patient encounter true
t or f? the privacy rule establishes standards for how PHI should be controlled by indicating authorized uses and disclosures and patients rights with respect to their health information true
t or f?an appeal is documented as a letter signed by the provider explaining why a claim should be reconsidered for payment true
t or f? an insurance company that is prohibited from reviewing patient records will probably refuse to reimburse the provider for a submitted claim true
t or f? the national correct coding initiative was developed to reduce medicare program expenditures by detecting inappropriate codes submitted on claims and denying payment true
t or f? record retention is the storage of documentation for an established period of time usually mandated by federal and or state law true
t or f? the birthday rule state that the parent whose birth year is the the earliest holds the primary policy for dependent children false
t or f? a clean claim is one that contains all required data elements needed to process and pay the claim true
t or f? when submitting claims "signature on file" can be submitted for the patients signature as long as the patients signature is on file in the office true
t or f? it is not necessary to submit a claims attachemnt when using an unlisted cpt code false
t or f? hippa requires all health plans health care clearing houses and health care providers that conduct electronic financial or administrative transactions to comply with national patient privacy standards true
t or f? a voluntary compliance program can help physicians avoid generating erroneous and fraudulent claims by ensuring that submitted claims are true and accurate. true
t or f? third party payers use medical necessity measurements to make a decidion about whether to pay a claim true

the___mandates the retention of patient records and health insurance claims for a minimum of 6 years
-hippa
-ama
-patient safety and quality improvement act
hippa

the most common form of medicare fraud is:
-soliciting offering or receiving kickbacks
-misrepresenting the diagnosis to justify payment
-billing for services not provided
-all
all

participants maintain at their own expense and at the same rate health care plan coverage tat would have been lost due to a triggering event
-health care financing administration
-prinvacy act
-consolidated omnibus budget reconciliation act
consolidation omnibus budget reconciliation act

medical necessity is the measure of whether a health care procedure or service is appropriate for
-diagnosis and treatment of condition
-3rd party allowed amont
-tests tht were ordered
diagnosis and treatment of condition

the cms 1500 claim form is used to report
-professional services
-inpatient expenses
-technical services
(choose 2)
professional services and technical services

__is the storage of documentation for an established period of time usually mandated by federal and or state law
-patient file review
-record retention
-physician storage act
record retention

which of the following is not an example of abuse
-falsifyin certificates of medical necessity plans
-violations of participating provider agreements
-excessive charges for services equipment or supplies
frst one

before scheduling an appointment w/a specialist a manage care patent must obtain a:
-referral from pcp
-preauthorization
-copy of medical records
(choose 2)
the frst 2

the patient ledger is also known as the
-patient account record
-superbill
-encounter form
patient account record

the chick in process for a patient who is__is more extensive than for a____patient
-established/new
-new/returning
-referred/new
new/returning

which of the following is NOT a criteria used to determin medical necessity?
-reimbursement
-value
-scope
-purpose
reimbursment

the cms1500 claim form requires responses to standard questions pertaining to whether the patients condition is related to:
-auto accident
-secondary insurance
-employment
-all
all

the__are the financial record source documents used by health care providers to record serices and diagnoses rendered duing the visit
-check out form
-superbill
-encounter form
(choose 2)
super bill and encounter form

in 1996 congress passed the ___because of concerns about fraud and abuse
-health insurance portability and accountability act
-center for medicare ad medicaid act
-group health plan requirement act
health insurance portability and accountability act

a ___contracts with a 3rd party payer and accepts whatever the plan pays for procedures or services performed
-nonparticipating provider
-network provider
-participating provider
-(choose 2)
network provider and participating provider

the health care industry is heavily regulated by___and_____legislation
-state/city
-city/local
-federal/state
federal and state

the___is the person responsible for paying the charges
-gaurantor
-patient
-beneficiary
garuantor

the development of an_____begins when the patient contacts a health care providers office and schedules an appointment
-superbill
-insurance claim
-patient claim
insurance claim