NCCT - Practice Test #2

75 Questions | Total Attempts: 47

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This is the NCCT practice test i bought on their website


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    To ensure that the medical office has the supplies it needs, the medical assistant should establish a(n) __________.
    • A. 

      Reorder point

    • B. 

      Inventory control log

    • C. 

      Order quantity

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 2. 
    A(n) __________ is created containing the name, address, and phone number of both the vendor and the medical practice. It will also have a pre-assigned number to track the order, the quantity of items ordered, the price of the items, and the date purchased.
    • A. 

      Inventory control tag

    • B. 

      Packing slip

    • C. 

      Purchase order

    • D. 

      Invoice

  • 3. 
    Periodically, the medical assistant should check all electrical equipment in the office to ensure that cords are not frayed, do not present hazards, and are in good working order. A(n) __________ will help the medical assistant track this routine inspection.
    • A. 

      Inventory log

    • B. 

      Maintenance log

    • C. 

      Quality control log

    • D. 

      No answers are correct

  • 4. 
    When a physician dictates an operative report and asks the medical assistant to type it up, the physician is asking the medical assistant to function as a __________.
    • A. 

      Transcriptionist

    • B. 

      Stenographer

    • C. 

      Decoder

    • D. 

      Receptionist

  • 5. 
    Under the Peer Review Improvement Act of 1982, Peer Review Organizations are responsible for the review for appropriateness and necessity of hospitalizing a patient by a process known as __________.
    • A. 

      Procedure review

    • B. 

      Admissions review

    • C. 

      Appropriateness review

    • D. 

      Transfer review

  • 6. 
    Which one of the following is a decision based upon bioethics?
    • A. 

      Reporting physical, emotional, or mental abuse

    • B. 

      Treating a 16 year old girl who is pregnant without parental consent

    • C. 

      The use of fetal tissue transplantation for research

    • D. 

      Reporting to the authorities a suicidal patient

  • 7. 
    A physician must have the patient’s permission in writing to reveal any confidential information, except for which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Gunshot wound

    • B. 

      Anorexia

    • C. 

      Drug addiction

    • D. 

      Pregnancy

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a federal regulation that requires health care professionals to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients’ health information?
    • A. 

      OSHA

    • B. 

      CLIA

    • C. 

      CMS

    • D. 

      HIPAA

  • 9. 
    A business letter written in full block style will have all lines __________.
    • A. 

      Right justified

    • B. 

      Indented 5 spaces

    • C. 

      Equally spaced vertically

    • D. 

      At the left hand margin

  • 10. 
    When writing a business letter, the salutation of a letter should be followed by which punctuation mark?
    • A. 

      Comma

    • B. 

      Semicolon

    • C. 

      Asterisk

    • D. 

      Colon

  • 11. 
    When handling a patient complaint, which one of the following would be most appropriate?
    • A. 

      If the patient is angry, match his/her anger level and s/he will calm down.

    • B. 

      Take all complaints seriously and take thorough notes.

    • C. 

      Refuse to talk to patients who are complaining; the doctor should handle them.

    • D. 

      No correct answer

  • 12. 
    Body language, body posture, space, and distance are all examples of __________.
    • A. 

      Non-verbal communication

    • B. 

      Verbal communication

    • C. 

      Written communication

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 13. 
    What is the suggested procedure for canceling an appointment in the appointment book?
    • A. 

      Erase the entry and write in the new appointment.

    • B. 

      Put “white-out” over the entry and write on top.

    • C. 

      Scribble out the entry and indicate your initials.

    • D. 

      Mark through the entry with a single red line.

  • 14. 
    The amount an insured patient must pay toward claims each year before the insurance company will pay for medical treatment is known as the __________.
    • A. 

      Covered amount

    • B. 

      Deductable

    • C. 

      Explanation of benefits

    • D. 

      Co-pay

  • 15. 
    Instructions to an insurance company about where to make payment and to whom are called __________.
    • A. 

      Payment agreements

    • B. 

      Assignment of benefits

    • C. 

      Benefit accommodations

    • D. 

      Assignment of payments

  • 16. 
    The Internal Revenue Service issues a(n) __________ to medical groups or solo practices for income tax purposes.
    • A. 

      Social Security number

    • B. 

      Federal tax identification number

    • C. 

      State tax number

    • D. 

      Insurance ID number

  • 17. 
    An office appointment calendar or book must record not only the name of the patient and the start time of the appointment, but must also indicate the __________.
    • A. 

      Duration of the appointment

    • B. 

      Relationship to the patient

    • C. 

      Social Security number of the patient

    • D. 

      Insurance provider’s contact information

  • 18. 
    A twelve month period selected for financial purposes is called a(n) __________ year.
    • A. 

      Fiscal

    • B. 

      Financial

    • C. 

      Fiduciary

    • D. 

      Accounting

  • 19. 
    Each prescription for a controlled substance requires the physician’s signature and a(n) __________ registration number.
    • A. 

      DEA

    • B. 

      EPA

    • C. 

      FDA

    • D. 

      CDC

  • 20. 
    Determining whether a particular medical treatment (i.e. surgery, tests) will be covered under a patient’s insurance policy contract involves a process known as __________.
    • A. 

      Pre-certification

    • B. 

      Pre-authorization

    • C. 

      Pre-determination

    • D. 

      Pre-existing

  • 21. 
    In the reception area of a medical practice, the computer screen must never __________.
    • A. 

      Be facing the file cabinets

    • B. 

      Be able to be viewed by patients

    • C. 

      Be turned on

    • D. 

      Be viewed by medical personnel

  • 22. 
    The temperature taken at the armpit is the __________.
    • A. 

      Lymphatic temperature

    • B. 

      Axillary temperature

    • C. 

      Deltoid temperature

    • D. 

      Delta temperature

  • 23. 
    What is a break in a bone without penetration of the skin surface over the fracture site called?
    • A. 

      Open fracture

    • B. 

      Spiral fracture

    • C. 

      Greenstick fracture

    • D. 

      Closed fracture

  • 24. 
    The abbreviation for three times a day is __________.
    • A. 

      Tid

    • B. 

      Bid

    • C. 

      Qid

    • D. 

      Qh

  • 25. 
    The abbreviation for as needed is __________.
    • A. 

      Prn

    • B. 

      Ppn

    • C. 

      An

    • D. 

      Add