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  • 1. 
    Which of the following terms means "pain?"
    • A. 

      Dynia

    • B. 

      Thrombo

    • C. 

      Phlebo

    • D. 

      Itis

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Tell them that they can go to another lab, but that their out-of-pocket expenses may be higher

    • B. 

      Tell them that they will get a discount if they use a lab that is not in the network

    • C. 

      Tell them that they are not allowed to have labs drawn at another lab

    • D. 

      Tell them that the outside lab will not be able to transmit their results to the provider's office

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      File them immediately

    • B. 

      Call the doctor to come look at them

    • C. 

      Attach them to the front of the chart

    • D. 

      Nothing, the results are sent to the doctor's mobile device before they come in to the office

  • 4. 
    To which of the following specialists would a patient with lung cancer be referred?
    • A. 

      Cardiologist

    • B. 

      Oncologist

    • C. 

      Gynecologist

    • D. 

      Endocrinologist

  • 5. 
    Which of the following types of government insurance coverage varies widely by state?
    • A. 

      Medicare

    • B. 

      Medicaid

    • C. 

      TRICARE

    • D. 

      CHAMPVA

  • 6. 
    Which of the following systems is a calendar based system for reminders?
    • A. 

      Alphabetic

    • B. 

      Source Oriented

    • C. 

      Terminal

    • D. 

      Tickler

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Respondeat Superior

    • B. 

      Res ipsa Loquitor

    • C. 

      Malpractice

    • D. 

      Assault

  • 8. 
    A patient calls a multi-specialty practice for an appointment for a thyroid function panel. With which doctor should the MAA schedule the appointment?
    • A. 

      Endocrinologist

    • B. 

      Oncologist

    • C. 

      Cardiologist

    • D. 

      Neurologist

  • 9. 
    Which of the following symptoms means that something is "excessive or high?"
    • A. 

      Hypo

    • B. 

      Brady

    • C. 

      Hyper

    • D. 

      Oligo

  • 10. 
    When identifying a patient that has the same name (first & last) as another patient, what should you check?
    • A. 

      Blood type

    • B. 

      Insurance carrier

    • C. 

      Date of Birth

    • D. 

      Date of Admission

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      When you have pre-authorized their procedure with the insurance company

    • B. 

      When Medicare may not pay for a proposed procedure

    • C. 

      When the Electronic Remittance Advice shows that the patient's bill has been paid

    • D. 

      When the patient arrives in the office, to allow you to bill the insurance company directly

  • 12. 
    According to the CPT a "new" patient for the purposes of E/M codes is one that "has not received any professional services from the physician, or another physician of the same specialty who belongs to the same group practice within the past _____________ years."
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10

  • 13. 
    OSHA allows the emergency evacuation plan to be communicated orally unless you have more than ___________ employees. 
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      500

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a type of insurance plan?
    • A. 

      OSHA

    • B. 

      CLIA

    • C. 

      BBC

    • D. 

      BCBS

  • 15. 
    What part of the CMS- 1500 form identifies the payer.
    • A. 

      Part 1

    • B. 

      Part 21

    • C. 

      Part 24

    • D. 

      NPI

  • 16. 
    Which of the following medical terms would you use to describe blood in the urine?
    • A. 

      Polyuria

    • B. 

      Hematuria

    • C. 

      Oliguria

    • D. 

      Anuria

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Res ipsa loquitor

    • B. 

      Malpractice

    • C. 

      Libel

    • D. 

      Respondeat Superior

  • 18. 
    You are rescheduling a patient that has cancelled their appointment. This patient has canceled multiple times before, but there isn't any notation of that in the chart. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Refuse to schedule the patient

    • B. 

      Write a letter to the patient explaining the reason for withdrawal of care

    • C. 

      Amend the patient's chart

    • D. 

      Do nothing, you do not need to note cancelled appointments in the patient's chart (they have nothing to do with the patient's care)

  • 19. 
    A patient uses a FSA to pay for their care. How would you notate this in the account?
    • A. 

      As a credit

    • B. 

      As a debit

    • C. 

      As an adjustment

    • D. 

      As a professional courtesy

  • 20. 
    A patient has a UTI, what is wrong with them?
    • A. 

      Uremic Transitory infection

    • B. 

      Urinary tract infection

    • C. 

      Urethral transition inflammation

    • D. 

      Urinary tract inflammation

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      The Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals Standard & The Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

    • B. 

      MSDS & Chemical Control Standard

    • C. 

      Bloodborne Pathogen Standard & Needlestick Precautions Standard

    • D. 

      HIPAA Standard & Confidentiality Standard

  • 22. 
    What part of Medicare is used to pay for physician services like doctors visits?
    • A. 

      Part A

    • B. 

      Part B

    • C. 

      Part C

    • D. 

      Part D

  • 23. 
    Which type of plan requires that the patient see a "gatekeeper?"
    • A. 

      HMO

    • B. 

      Medicaid

    • C. 

      Workers Compensation

    • D. 

      PPO

  • 24. 
    What is the purpose of the CMS- 1450 form?
    • A. 

      Form used to submit claims for institutional providers such as hospitals

    • B. 

      Form signed by the patient to allow the provider's office to bill Medicare directly

    • C. 

      Form signed by the patient when a proposed procedure will not be covered by Medicare

    • D. 

      Form received by the provider's office explaining what services/procedures were reimbursed by Medicare

  • 25. 
    Which of the following words refers to an opening that is cut into the small intestine?
    • A. 

      Colectomy

    • B. 

      Enterotomy

    • C. 

      Ileostomy

    • D. 

      Colostomy

  • 26. 
    What does Rx mean?
    • A. 

      Return visit

    • B. 

      Treatment

    • C. 

      Diagnosis

    • D. 

      Prescription

  • 27. 
    How often must OSHA training be renewed?
    • A. 

      Annually

    • B. 

      Only once

    • C. 

      Every three years

    • D. 

      Only when an accident occurs causing injury

  • 28. 
    Which of the following would represent a modified wave schedule?
    • A. 

      3 patients all in at the top of the hour

    • B. 

      2 patients in at the top of the hour & one patient in 30 minutes later

    • C. 

      2 patients in at the top of the hour & two patients in 60 minutes later

    • D. 

      2 patients in at the top of the hour & one patient in 90 minutes later

  • 29. 
    What should you look for before you file a laboratory result?
    • A. 

      The patient's address

    • B. 

      That the result is normal

    • C. 

      That the physician has signed the lab report

    • D. 

      That the patient is scheduled for a follow up visit

  • 30. 
    What information would you find on both the CMS-1500 form & the encounter form?
    • A. 

      Progress notes

    • B. 

      Patient appointment time

    • C. 

      Usual, customary & reasonable fees

    • D. 

      Patient status

  • 31. 
    Which of the following medical terms means to remove fluid (via aspiration) from the space between the lungs & chest wall?
    • A. 

      Amniocentesis

    • B. 

      Thoracotomy

    • C. 

      Thoracentesis

    • D. 

      Tracheotomy

  • 32. 
    Which of the following diagnostic tests would be done to look at the electrical activity of the brain?
    • A. 

      EKG

    • B. 

      ECG

    • C. 

      CBC

    • D. 

      EEG

  • 33. 
    What should the CMAA do when scheduling a habitually late patient?
    • A. 

      Send them a letter of withdrawal of care

    • B. 

      Schedule them for extended time

    • C. 

      Lie to them about the time of their appointment

    • D. 

      Tell them, "We can only take you as a walk in."

  • 34. 
    What function of word processing software allows us to create personalized letters & pre-addressed envelopes or mailing labels for mass mailings from a form letter?
    • A. 

      Spreadsheets

    • B. 

      Mail merge

    • C. 

      Table creator

    • D. 

      Fixed text formation

  • 35. 
    What software would you use to create an inventory document?
    • A. 

      Word processor

    • B. 

      Power Point

    • C. 

      Spreadsheet

    • D. 

      PDF

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      3 patients scheduled in at one time

    • B. 

      1 patient scheduled in at a time

    • C. 

      2 patients scheduled in at one time and another in 30 minutes later

    • D. 

      2 patients scheduled in at the same time & 2 more 15 minutes later

  • 37. 
    Which of the following treatments describes the removal of the gallbladder?
    • A. 

      Colectomy

    • B. 

      Ileostomy

    • C. 

      Cholecystectomy

    • D. 

      Colonoscopy

  • 38. 
    Who sets the fee schedule?
    • A. 

      The government

    • B. 

      The CMAA

    • C. 

      The patient

    • D. 

      The physician

  • 39. 
    You are trying to schedule a meeting for next month at 3:00.What is the first thing you should do?
    • A. 

      Call patients that are scheduled for 3pm & reschedule them

    • B. 

      Schedule patients at 3pm

    • C. 

      Explain to the provider that you have patients scheduled for 3pm already

    • D. 

      Confirm attendance of the office personnel for the meeting

  • 40. 
    A patient has requested that they see their medical record. What would you need to do?
    • A. 

      Make a copy & give the copy to them

    • B. 

      Make a copy & give the original to them

    • C. 

      Schedule a time for the patient to review the medical record with the provider

    • D. 

      Give them their medical record