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Understanding Health Insurance

30 Questions
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Mid term practice test.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A health care practioner is also called a:
    • A. 

      Dealer

    • B. 

      Provider

    • C. 

      Perveyor

    • D. 

      Supplier

  • 2. 
    The process of assigning diagnoses, procedures, and services using numeric and alphanumeric characters is called:
    • A. 

      Data processing

    • B. 

      Coding

    • C. 

      Reimbursement

    • D. 

      Programming

  • 3. 
    If health plan preauthorization requirement are not met by providers,
    • A. 

      Administrative cost are reduced.

    • B. 

      Payment of the claim is denied.

    • C. 

      They pay a fine to the health plan.

    • D. 

      Patient's coverage is cancelled.

  • 4. 
    Which coding system is used to report diagnoses and conditions on claims?
    • A. 

      National codes

    • B. 

      ICD

    • C. 

      HCPCS

    • D. 

      CPT

  • 5. 
    Which report is sent to the patient to detail the results of claims processing?
    • A. 

      Explanation of benefits

    • B. 

      Health insurance claim

    • C. 

      Preauthorized form

    • D. 

      Remittance advice

  • 6. 
    Remittance advice contains:
    • A. 

      Payment information about a claim.

    • B. 

      Provider qualifications and responsibilities.

    • C. 

      Detected errors and omissions from claims.

    • D. 

      Documentation of medical necessity.

  • 7. 
    Medical malpractice insurance is a type of _______________ insurance.
    • A. 

      Workers' compensation

    • B. 

      Property

    • C. 

      Liability

    • D. 

      Bonding

  • 8. 
    By 1880 , how many insurance companies offered health insurance policies?
    • A. 

      10,000

    • B. 

      500

    • C. 

      1,000

    • D. 

      60

    • E. 

      40,

  • 9. 
    Workers compensation is an insurance program that requires employers to cover medical expenses and
    • A. 

      Create medical service bureaus.

    • B. 

      Limit lifetime maximum amounts of coverage.

    • C. 

      Provide lost wages for injured workers.

    • D. 

      Implement prepaid health plan services.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      1860

    • B. 

      1908

    • C. 

      1920

    • D. 

      1946

  • 11. 
    Health reform was initiated in 1930 when the _____ was funded by charitable organizations to address the concerns about the cost and distribution of medical care.
    • A. 

      Wagner National Health Act

    • B. 

      Hill - Burton Act

    • C. 

      Committee on the cost of Medical Care ( CCMC )

    • D. 

      Tatical Committe on Medical Care

  • 12. 
    A commercial insurance company sends a letter to the physician requesting copy of a patient's entire medical record in order to process payment, No other documents accompany the letter. The Insurance Specialist should:
    • A. 

      Contact the patient via telephon to alert him about the request.

    • B. 

      Let the patient's physician handle the situation personally.

    • C. 

      Make a copy of the record an mail it to the insurance company.

    • D. 

      Require a signed patient authorization from the insurance company.

  • 13. 
    Which is considered Medicare Fraud?
    • A. 

      Billing for services that were not furnished and misrepresenting diafnoses to justify payment.

    • B. 

      Charging excessive fees for services, equipment, or supplies provided by the physician.

    • C. 

      Submitting claims for services that are not medically necessary to treat patient's condition.

    • D. 

      Violating participating provider agreements with insurance companies and government programs.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Falsifying certifications of medical necessity, plans of treatment, and medical records to justify payment.

    • B. 

      Improper billing practices that result in Medicare payment when the claim is the legal responsibility of another third party payer.

    • C. 

      Soliciting, offering, or receiving a kickback for procedures and/or services provided to patients in the physician's office.

    • D. 

      Unbundling codes: that is, reporting multiple CPT codes on a claim to increase reimbursement from a payer.

  • 15. 
    A patient develps surgical complications and returns to the operating room to undergo surgery related to the orginal procedure. The return surgery is :
    • A. 

      Billed as an additional surgical procedure.

    • B. 

      Coded for office data capture purposes only.

    • C. 

      Included at part of the original procedure.

    • D. 

      Not reported on the CMS-1500 or UB-04 .

  • 16. 
    Outpatient surgery and surgeon charges for inpatient surgery are billed according to a global fee. Which means that the presurgical evaluation an mangement, initial and subsequent hospital visits, surgical procedure, discharge visit, and uncomplicated postoperative followup care in the surgeon's office are billed as:
    • A. 

      DRG payment - diagnosis -related group system that reimburses hospitals for inpatient stays.

    • B. 

      Mulitple charges.

    • C. 

      One charge.

    • D. 

      Separate charges.

  • 17. 
    Which situtation requires the provider to write a letter explaining special circumstances?
    • A. 

      A patients stay was prolonged due to medical or pychological complications.

    • B. 

      Charges submitted to the payer are lower than the provider's normal fee (eg., -22 added to code).

    • C. 

      Surgery defined as an inpatient procedure was performed while tha patient was in the hospital.

    • D. 

      Surgery typically categorized as an office procedure was performed in the hosptital outpatient setting.

  • 18. 
    When an X is entered on one or moreof the YES boxes in Block 10 of the CMS-1500 claim, payment might be the  responsibility of a ________ insurance company.
    • A. 

      Disability

    • B. 

      Homeowner's

    • C. 

      Life

    • D. 

      Managed care

  • 19. 
    When a patient is covered by a large employer group health plan (EGHP) and Medicare, which is primary?
    • A. 

      EGHP

    • B. 

      Medicare

    • C. 

      No distinction is made between the plans

    • D. 

      The plan thast has been in place longest

  • 20. 
    When a child who is covered by two or more plans lives with his married parents, the primary policyholder is the parent:
    • A. 

      Who is older

    • B. 

      Who is younger

    • C. 

      Whose birthday occurs first in the year.

    • D. 

      Whose birthday occurs last in the year.

  • 21. 
    When an insurance company uses the patient's social security number as the patient's insurance identification number, Block 1a of the CMS-1500 claim:
    • A. 

      Contains the dashes associated with the SSN.

    • B. 

      Contains the ID Number without dashes.

    • C. 

      Is left blank, because SSN are private.

    • D. 

      Can contain spaces or dashes when the number is entered.

  • 22. 
    When the CMS-1500 claim requires spaces for entry of a date, the entry looks like which of the following?
    • A. 

      MM DD YYYY OR MM DD YY

    • B. 

      MM-DD-YYYY OR MM-DD-YY

    • C. 

      MM/DD/YYYY OR MM/DD/YY

    • D. 

      MMDDYYYY OR MMDDYY

  • 23. 
    When completing a CMS-1500 claim using computer software, text should be entered in ____ case.
    • A. 

      Lower

    • B. 

      Upper

    • C. 

      Small caps

    • D. 

      Title

  • 24. 
    When the CMS-1500 requires a response to Yes or No entries, enter:
    • A. 

      A checkmark

    • B. 

      An X

    • C. 

      Either an X or a checkmark

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 25. 
    When a SIGNATURE ON FILE is the appropriate entry for a CMS-1500 claim block, which is also acceptable as an entry?
    • A. 

      FILED

    • B. 

      S/F

    • C. 

      SIGNED

    • D. 

      SOF

  • 26. 
    Block 14 of the CMS-1500 claim requires entry of the date the patien first experienced signs or symptoms of an illness or injury (or date of last menstrual period for obstetric visits). Upon completion of Jean Mandel's claim, you notice that there is no documentation of that date in the in the record. The provider does document that her pain began five days ago. Today is May 10, YYYY.  What do you enter in block 14?
    • A. 

      05 05 YYYY

    • B. 

      05 10 YYYY

    • C. 

      The word NONE

    • D. 

      Nothing (leave the block blank)

  • 27. 
    When Block 25 of the CMS-1500 contains the provider's EIN, enter _____ after the first two digits of the EIN (Employer Identification Number)
    • A. 

      A hyphen

    • B. 

      A space

    • C. 

      No punctuation or space

    • D. 

      The provider's SSN

  • 28. 
    When a patient is covered by the same primary and seconday commercial health insuranceplan,
    • A. 

      Complete and submit two CMS-1500 claims.

    • B. 

      Mail the remittance advice to the payer.

    • C. 

      Send the secondary CMS-1500, but not the primary claim.

    • D. 

      Submit just one CMS-1500 to the payer.

  • 29. 
    When entering the patient's name in Block 2 of the CMS-1500 claim, separate the last name, first name, and middle name, and middle intial (if known) with:
    • A. 

      Commas

    • B. 

      Hyphens

    • C. 

      Slashes

    • D. 

      Spaces

  • 30. 
    Block 33a of the CMS-1500 claim contains the provider's:
    • A. 

      Employer Identification Number (EIN)

    • B. 

      National Provider's Number (NPI)

    • C. 

      Provider's Identification Number (PIN)

    • D. 

      Social Security Number (SSN)