CMAA: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Exam! Trivia Quiz

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CMAA: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Exam! Trivia Quiz

A certified medical administrative assistant is tasked with ensuring all patient data is correctly recorded and available when the doctor needs it. For you to hold this position, you will be required to pass the CMAA exam. Are you getting ready for CMAA to take the exam? This quiz will ensure that you are ready for it in the best way possible.


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  • 1. 
    What action is expected from the patient at the time of their visit?
    • A. 

      Copy of insurance

    • B. 

      Valid state id

    • C. 

      Payment/co-pay

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Making copies of insurance cards is part of what process?
    • A. 

      Check in process

    • B. 

      After seeing the doctor

    • C. 

      Before leaving

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Why would a patient sign an assignment of benefits form?
    • A. 

      For his/her personal use

    • B. 

      For the physician

    • C. 

      So the insurance will pay directly to the provider

    • D. 

      So the patient knows what he has to pay

  • 4. 
    What is the Workman's Comp an example of?
    • A. 

      Third Party Payer

    • B. 

      First Party Payer

    • C. 

      Insurance Policy

    • D. 

      Second Party Payer

  • 5. 
    What does CEU stand for and why is it necessary?
    • A. 

      Continuing Education Units/for certifications

    • B. 

      Continuing Education Units/for you own information

    • C. 

      Continuing Education Units/proof

    • D. 

      Continuing Education Units/Keep your certification active

  • 6. 
    Which part of the Medicare covers prescription drug services?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 7. 
    What is necessary to document in the appt book and the medical record?
    • A. 

      Patients medical information

    • B. 

      Cancellations/Rescheduled appointments

    • C. 

      Copies of insurance information

    • D. 

      Last visits

  • 8. 
    How many provisions does HIPAA contain?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 9. 
    What require annotation?
    • A. 

      Sorting Mail

    • B. 

      Answering calls

    • C. 

      Faxing copies

    • D. 

      Making appointments

  • 10. 
    Who is the legal owner of the patients medical record?
    • A. 

      The patient

    • B. 

      The physician or agency where services were provided

    • C. 

      The patient's insurance company

    • D. 

      Both the patient and the physician

  • 11. 
    What would cause you to have a young child and their parent wait in a separate area?
    • A. 

      The child is ill with flu like symptoms. Prevent the spread of illness

    • B. 

      The doctor has asked to have the child separated

    • C. 

      The child is too sick to be in the same room as his parents

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Healthcare information is used to:
    • A. 

      Determine how many patients enter a facility with the same diagnosis

    • B. 

      Decide what equipment is needed to meet the needs of the patients

    • C. 

      Help the facility plan for the needs of the next week and next year

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    When is it necessary to shred or incinerate medical records?
    • A. 

      After 10 years

    • B. 

      When the records have exceeded the maximum retention time

    • C. 

      After the patient has passed away

    • D. 

      Never

  • 14. 
    Which of the following identifying markers should the medical assistant attempt to remember about suspicious individuals?
    • A. 

      Height

    • B. 

      Hair color and length

    • C. 

      Clothing worn

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    When do you need to observe the provider's initials/signature?
    • A. 

      Before filing lab or other diagnostic results

    • B. 

      When making a payment

    • C. 

      In front of the physician

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    The medical assistant should collect which of the following when a new patient comes to the office?
    • A. 

      Patients information sheet

    • B. 

      Copy of insurance card, front and back

    • C. 

      Copy of driver's license

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    When is it necessary to verify preauthorization?
    • A. 

      After outpatient surgery

    • B. 

      Before outpatient surgery

    • C. 

      At check in

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    A type of insurance that protects workers from loss wages after an industrial accident that happened on the job is called?
    • A. 

      An individual policy

    • B. 

      Worker's compensation

    • C. 

      Unemployment insurance

    • D. 

      Disability insurance

  • 19. 
    When is a good time to print out the encounter forms for the next day?
    • A. 

      A week before

    • B. 

      A week after

    • C. 

      The day after

    • D. 

      The night before or morning of

  • 20. 
    The maximum amount of money that the third-party payors will pay for a specific procedure or service is called the:
    • A. 

      Benifit

    • B. 

      Allowable charge

    • C. 

      Allowed service

    • D. 

      Incurred amount

  • 21. 
    Where would you find the NPI number?
    • A. 

      CMS-1500

    • B. 

      CMS-1400

    • C. 

      CMS

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    Which of the following statements best describes the concept of "professional courtesy"?
    • A. 

      Referral system in which physicians send patients to colleagues for consultation and treatment

    • B. 

      Charging reduced or no fee for services rendered to other medical professionals

    • C. 

      Practice of not undercharging for services and thus lowering the insurance company fees schedules

    • D. 

      Reducing fees charged for treatment of friends and family members

  • 23. 
    What is a reason a patient would sue the provider?
    • A. 

      If the patient is not being taken care for

    • B. 

      If given the wrong medication and it caused a fatal incident

    • C. 

      Abandonment/if he leaves on vacation and does not provide another MD to care for them during his leave

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    How would you properly index the name "Amanda M. Stiles-Duncan" for filing?
    • A. 

      Stilesduncan, Amanda M.

    • B. 

      Stiles Duncan, Amanda M.

    • C. 

      Duncanstiles, Amanda M.

    • D. 

      Duncan, Amanda M. Stiles

  • 25. 
    What can help you with ease of use and confidentiality?
    • A. 

      Files

    • B. 

      Books

    • C. 

      Journals

    • D. 

      Computers