NCCT Medical Asst. 2016 Ful Pratice Test

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NCCT Medical Asst. 2016 Ful Pratice Test

The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) is an accredited body that tests and certifies medical practitioners and health care professionals. The medical asst. 2016 full practice test helps you with this. Enjoy as you learn.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A patient presents to the medical office with nausea and vomiting. Which of the following types of medication is likely to be prescribed?
    • A. 

      Antiarrhythmic

    • B. 

      Antitussive

    • C. 

      Antidiarrheal

    • D. 

      Antiemetic

  • 2. 
    An established patient who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is evaluated in the medical office for hypertension.  What is the importance of identifying the reason for today’s visit related to billing?
    • A. 

      To determine the primary diagnosis

    • B. 

      To ensure a secondary diagnosis is not listed on the claim form

    • C. 

      To assign a two-digit modifier

    • D. 

      To assign a V code

  • 3. 
    A 6-month-old child is at the clinic for their well-child visit and routine vaccines. Which of the following is the preferred site for an intramuscular injection on this patient?
    • A. 

      Deltoid

    • B. 

      Ventrogluteal

    • C. 

      Dorsogluteal

    • D. 

      Vastus lateralis

  • 4. 
    Which of the following medical office software applications uses an electronic signature? 
    • A. 

      Spreadsheets

    • B. 

      EHR

    • C. 

      Encoders

    • D. 

      Scheduling

  • 5. 
    The transfer of information such as patient eligibility, payment remittances, claims, claim status, authorizations and referrals are addressed under the HIPAA Administrative Simplification and Compliance Act as electronic
    • A. 

      Report management.

    • B. 

      Remittance advice.

    • C. 

      Data interchange.

    • D. 

      Clearinghouse.

  • 6. 
    The patient was seen in the office for follow up evaluation post CVA.  The doctor noticed significant weakness on the patient’s left side.  Which of the following should the medical assistant expect to perform?
    • A. 

      Full weight bearing exercise assistance

    • B. 

      Active assist range of motion

    • C. 

      Crutch training

    • D. 

      Cold chemical pack application

  • 7. 
    The medical assistant prepares a written prescription for the physician as follows.  What information did the medical assistant leave out? 
    • A. 

      Quantity to dispense and directions for taking the medication

    • B. 

      Quantity to dispense and EIN

    • C. 

      Directions for taking the medication and superscription

    • D. 

      Superscription and EIN

  • 8. 
    A patient expresses cultural beliefs about an alternative method of pain management that differs from the medical assistant’s own view.  How should the medical assistant respond?
    • A. 

      Perhaps you should see a neurologist."

    • B. 

      "Tell me more about how this approach has worked for you."

    • C. 

      "The physician does not recommend that approach."

    • D. 

      "Standard pharmaceutical methods of pain management are proven to be more effective."

  • 9. 
    Which of the following actions by the medical assistant demonstrates compliance with the ADA?
    • A. 

      Ensure hallways to exam rooms remain free of obstructions

    • B. 

      Wear personal protective equipment prior to irrigating a wound

    • C. 

      Obtain hepatitis B vaccination series offered by employer

    • D. 

      Maintain confidentiality of protected health information

  • 10. 
    The medical assistant performs a urine hCG on a patient whose results are inconclusive.  Which of the following actions should the medical assistant take next?
    • A. 

      Ask the patient to clarify the date of her LMP.

    • B. 

      Draw a blood specimen for hCG testing.

    • C. 

      Collect another urine sample.

    • D. 

      Ensure the daily quality control has been performed.

  • 11. 
    Flow charts, progress notes, and narrative notation are all examples of
    • A. 

      Medical record charting styles.

    • B. 

      Patient chart filing systems.

    • C. 

      Recording patient information in a medical record.

    • D. 

      Patient documentation in a SOAP format.

  • 12. 
    While emptying the autoclave, the medical assistant notices that the wrapped instruments are damp. The medical assistant should
    • A. 

      Remove the instruments and set them on the counter to dry.

    • B. 

      Remove the instruments and place them on the Mayo stand for surgery.

    • C. 

      Leave the instruments in the autoclave with the door cracked to dry.

    • D. 

      Leave the instruments in the autoclave and run the cycle again.

  • 13. 
    Forced Vital Capacity is measured by instructing the patient to
    • A. 

      Forcefully breath air out and continue to exhale for at least 6 seconds.

    • B. 

      Complete a minimum of eight acceptable efforts to validate the test.

    • C. 

      Move the one way valve to a minimum of 4000 ml capacity.

    • D. 

      Blow out as fast and hard as possible and document the highest reading.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following forms must be signed by the patient and kept on file, allowing physicians to be paid directly from the insurance carrier?
    • A. 

      HIPAA waiver

    • B. 

      CMS-1500

    • C. 

      Assignment of benefits

    • D. 

      Living will

  • 15. 
    A patient complains of nausea and vomiting, and has been unable to keep fluids down over the course of two days.  A suppository has been ordered.  Which of the following abbreviations is the correct route of administration?
    • A. 

      IM

    • B. 

      PR

    • C. 

      SC

    • D. 

      INH

  • 16. 
    For which of the following incidents is employer provided post-exposure follow-up indicated?
    • A. 

      An employee fall from a step stool while obtaining medical records

    • B. 

      A polycup containing urine splashed into the eye of an employee

    • C. 

      Loss of power during an ECG procedure

    • D. 

      An employee fall in the parking lot, resulting in a hand laceration

  • 17. 
    A patient with dyspnea comes in for an ECG. In which of the following positions should the patient be placed for the procedure?
    • A. 

      Supine

    • B. 

      Trendelenburg

    • C. 

      Semi Fowlers

    • D. 

      Sims

  • 18. 
    The medical assistant documented an IM injection as follows:  10/12/XX @ 1030, Rocephin 1 gram IM patient tolerated procedure well. Amy Ray, medical assistant.  Which of the following necessary pieces of documentation is missing?
    • A. 

      Physician signature

    • B. 

      Use of the medication

    • C. 

      Site of administration

    • D. 

      Frequency of administration

  • 19. 
    When managing multiple incoming calls, the medical assistant should handle which of the following calls first?
    • A. 

      A patient calling to schedule a follow-up visit for uncontrolled pain after hip surgery.

    • B. 

      A patient calling to cancel today’s appointment for a needle biopsy of a breast mass.

    • C. 

      A lawyer with a subpoena asking for patient information.

    • D. 

      A neurologist seeing a patient on consult.

  • 20. 
    The patient is referred to a neurosurgeon. Entering the specialist’s NPI number and number of visits requested into the patient’s insurance carrier’s website is part of which of the following processes?
    • A. 

      Precertification

    • B. 

      Compensation

    • C. 

      Electronic claims submission

    • D. 

      Assignment of benefits

  • 21. 
    When measuring oxygen saturation on a child breathing room air, with normal color, and no signs of respiratory distress, the medical assistant obtains a reading of 79%.  Which of the following actions should the medical assistant take next?
    • A. 

      Notify the physician

    • B. 

      Supplement the child with oxygen per protocol

    • C. 

      Reposition the finger probe

    • D. 

      Take a full set of vital signs

  • 22. 
    The medical assistant is caring for an adult patient with a history of coronary artery disease.  Which of the following BP measurements should prompt the medical assistant to notify the health care provider?   (Select the three (3) correct answers.) 
    • A. 

      162/96 mmHg,138/98 mmHg,162/96 mmHg

    • B. 

      162/96 mmHg,98/88 mmHg,138/98 mm Hg

    • C. 

      129/88 mmHg,162/96 mmHg,92/44 mmHg

    • D. 

      92/44 mmHg,138/98 mmHg,162/96 mmHg

  • 23. 
    When preparing liquid medications for administration, the medical assistant should check the medication and expiration date, then place the cap with attached dropper face
    • A. 

      Up and read the volume at the bottom of the meniscus.

    • B. 

      Up and read the volume at the top of the meniscus.

    • C. 

      Down and read the volume at the bottom of the meniscus.

    • D. 

      Down and read the volume at the top of the meniscus.

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is necessary before ordering or paying for medical office supplies?
    • A. 

      Purchase order

    • B. 

      Inventory list

    • C. 

      Packing slip

    • D. 

      Order number

  • 25. 
    A patient’s encounter form contributes to the efficiency and flow of information in the medical office at check-out in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      Provides written documentation about medications prescribed during the visit.

    • B. 

      Outlines discharge instructions related to the patient’s condition.

    • C. 

      Lists codes for services and procedures performed during the visit.

    • D. 

      Summarizes limitations and exclusions in the patient’s insurance policy.