Cpmsm Practice Test Part II Of II

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  • 1. 
    According to HFAP standards, when confirming malpractice coverage the organization must:
    • A. 

      Query the NPDB

    • B. 

      Obtain the claim history with each carrier over the last five years

    • C. 

      Have evidence of professional liability insurance, which includes certificate showing amounts of coverage

    • D. 

      Require the applicant to attest that he/she has never been sued

  • 2. 
    Which of the following providers is considered a primary care physician (PCP)?
    • A. 

      General Surgeon

    • B. 

      Gastroenterologist

    • C. 

      Family medicine practitioner

    • D. 

      Orthopedic surgeon

  • 3. 
    Which body has the obligation to the community to assure that only appropriately educated, trained and currently competent practitioners are granted medical staff membership and clinical privileges?
    • A. 

      Medical Staff

    • B. 

      Governing Body

    • C. 

      The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

    • D. 

      State Licensing Board

  • 4. 
    When credentialing and privileging practitioners it is appropriate to:
    • A. 

      Handle each applicant on a case-by-case basis

    • B. 

      Follow a routine process for each applicant

    • C. 

      Give preferential treatment to those providers whose specialty is primary care

    • D. 

      Process all applications within one week of receipt

  • 5. 
    Medical liability insurance should be held in what limits?
    • A. 

      $200,000 per occurrence and $500,000 annual aggregate

    • B. 

      $500,000 per occurrence and $1,000,000 annual aggregate

    • C. 

      $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 annual aggregate

    • D. 

      As specified by the medical staff and board directors

  • 6. 
    Which of the following would be an appropriate question to ask an applicant for medical staff?
    • A. 

      How many children do you have?

    • B. 

      Are you married?

    • C. 

      Do you have any medical conditions, treated or untreated, that would negatively affect your ability to provide the services or perform the privileges you are requesting?

    • D. 

      Have you ever been diagnosed with AIDS or a sexually transmitted disease?

  • 7. 
    The governing body delegates the responsibility of credentialing, recredentialing, and privileging to
    • A. 

      The hospital administrator

    • B. 

      The medical staff office

    • C. 

      The medical staff

    • D. 

      The credentials committee

  • 8. 
    Who should have access to medical staff meeting minutes?
    • A. 

      Medical Staff President

    • B. 

      Governing Body members

    • C. 

      Personnel as documented in a records access policy and procedure

    • D. 

      Hospital President

  • 9. 
    In addition to conclusions, recommendations made, and actions taken, which of the following should always be documented in meeting minutes:
    • A. 

      Names and professional titles of all in attendance

    • B. 

      Date and location of next scheduled meeting

    • C. 

      Any required follow-up to occur

    • D. 

      Complete transcription of all discussion that occurred

  • 10. 
    Active, Associate, Courtesy, Honorary, Consulting are all examples of:
    • A. 

      Committees

    • B. 

      Medical Staff officers

    • C. 

      Membership categories

    • D. 

      Privileges

  • 11. 
    Changes in medical staff bylaws are not final until formally approved by the:
    • A. 

      Medical staff

    • B. 

      Medical staff president

    • C. 

      Governing body

    • D. 

      Hospital CEO

  • 12. 
    What is the only hospital medical staff committee required by The Joint Commission hospital standards?
    • A. 

      Credentials committee

    • B. 

      Medical executive committee

    • C. 

      Pharmacy and therapeutics committee

    • D. 

      Utilization review committee

  • 13. 
    The Healthcare Quality Improvement Act:
    • A. 

      Provides immunity for health care entities that do not report information to the National Practitioner Data Bank

    • B. 

      Keeps hospitals and physicians who perform peer review from being sued

    • C. 

      Provides qualifies immunity from antitrust liability arising out of peer review activities that are conducted in good faith

    • D. 

      Creates an exemption to the Doctrine of Ostensible Agency

  • 14. 
    If you have a question regarding whether or not information regarding a practitioner should be released to a third party, which of the following would be the best person to ask?
    • A. 

      Director of Medical Records

    • B. 

      Chief of Staff

    • C. 

      Approval from the organization's attorney

    • D. 

      Organization's attorney

  • 15. 
    Prior to releasing information to a third party regarding a practitioner, the organization should acquire
    • A. 

      A picture ID of the provider

    • B. 

      A signed consent and release form

    • C. 

      Approval from the organization's attorney

    • D. 

      Informed consent

  • 16. 
    You are working at an AAAHC accredited facility and you want to introduce the concept of utilizing a credentials verification organization.  If the CVO is not accredited by a nationally recognized organization you must:
    • A. 

      Perform an initial on-site visit of the CVO to assess their capabilities and quality of work

    • B. 

      Perform an assessment of the capability and quality of the CVO's work

    • C. 

      Perform an assessment of their turn-around times

    • D. 

      Perform an assessment of all CVO policies and procedures

  • 17. 
    What are three major sources of authority in the traditional structure of the hospital organization?
    • A. 

      Chief executive officer, governing body, and medical staff

    • B. 

      Chief executive officer, hospital vice-president, medical director

    • C. 

      Medical staff president, vice-president, and secretary-treasurer

    • D. 

      Chief executive officer, nursing director, medical staff president

  • 18. 
    How does the governing body of a hospital set the organization policy that supports quality patient care?
    • A. 

      By assigning these responsibilities to the chief executive officer

    • B. 

      By seeking medical staff input in the hiring if key personnel

    • C. 

      By examining the finances of the hospital

    • D. 

      By developing the mission, vision, policies, and bylaws that govern the hospital's operations

  • 19. 
    Governing boards may be generally classed into which two types?
    • A. 

      For-profit or not-for-profit

    • B. 

      Philanthropic or corporate

    • C. 

      General or specialty

    • D. 

      Full-time or part time

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is a major responsibility of the CEO?
    • A. 

      Directly observing nursing care to assure that patients receive proper care and treatment

    • B. 

      Keeping the medical staff informed about the hospital's plans, organizational changes, board policies, and decisions affecting providers and their patients

    • C. 

      Overseeing the patient accounts department to assure accurate billing practices

    • D. 

      Orientation of all new employees

  • 21. 
    To whom is the medical staff organization accountable for the quality of the professional services provided by individuals with clinical privileges?
    • A. 

      The Joint Commission

    • B. 

      Hospital chief executive officer

    • C. 

      Governing body

    • D. 

      American Medical Society

  • 22. 
    Which term describes a physician employed or contracted by the hospital as a top-level management employee to act as a liaison between the medical staff and hospital administration?
    • A. 

      Medical director

    • B. 

      Chief financial officer

    • C. 

      Medical staff president

    • D. 

      Patient care coordinator

  • 23. 
    Which of the following are included in the function of the medical staff?
    • A. 

      Contracting for Medicare assignment

    • B. 

      Training of nursing staff

    • C. 

      Providing and evaluating patient care

    • D. 

      Participating in the design of operating rooms

  • 24. 
    Which of the following describes a committee that is assembled or appointed to perform a specific task or duty, works independently and reports back to larger committee and typically disbands after the assigned task or duty is performed or completed?
    • A. 

      Standing committee

    • B. 

      Ad hoc committee

    • C. 

      Task force

    • D. 

      Continuous quality improvement team

  • 25. 
    When developing bylaws language for a committee, consideration should be given to which of the following?
    • A. 

      The mission statement of the hospital

    • B. 

      Medical staff restructuring

    • C. 

      Room set up and audiovisual requirements

    • D. 

      Composition, duties, and frequency of meetings

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