Phlebotomy Essentials, 4th Edition, Name That Abbreviation C1,2,3

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Phlebotomy Essentials, 4th Edition, Name That Abbreviation C1,2,3 - Quiz

Abbreviations and what they represent


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  • 1. 

    APC

    Explanation
    …outpatient payments to hosp

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  • 2. 

    CBC

    Explanation
    CBC stands for complete blood count. It is a common blood test that provides information about the different components of blood such as red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This test is used to evaluate overall health, detect infections or diseases, monitor the effectiveness of treatments, and diagnose various medical conditions. The complete blood count includes measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, white blood cell count, red blood cell count, and platelet count. It is an important diagnostic tool used by healthcare professionals to assess a patient's overall blood health.

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  • 3. 

    CEUs

    Explanation
    CEUs stands for continuing education units. Continuing education units are a measure used to quantify the amount of time spent in professional development or educational activities. These units are typically used in various fields, such as healthcare and teaching, to ensure that professionals stay up to date with current knowledge and skills. CEUs are often required for license renewal or career advancement. Therefore, the correct answer is continuing education units.

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  • 4. 

    CLIA '88

    Explanation
    , law mandates that all labs must be regulated by same standards regardless of location, type, or size

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    CPT

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "current procedural terminology." CPT is a medical code set that is used to report medical, surgical, and diagnostic procedures and services. It is maintained and published by the American Medical Association (AMA). CPT codes are used by healthcare providers, insurance companies, and other entities to accurately communicate and bill for medical services.

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    HIPAA

    Explanation
    HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This act was enacted in 1996 and is designed to protect the privacy and security of individuals' health information. It establishes national standards for the electronic exchange of health information and requires healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses to implement safeguards to protect the confidentiality of patients' health information. The act also gives individuals certain rights regarding their health information, such as the right to access and amend their records.

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    HMO's

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "health maintenance org". This is because HMO stands for Health Maintenance Organization, which is a type of managed care health insurance plan. HMOs typically require members to choose a primary care physician and obtain referrals for specialist care. They also focus on preventive care and wellness programs to keep members healthy. Therefore, "health maintenance org" accurately represents the abbreviation HMO.

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    HWCs

    Explanation
    The answer is "Health care workers" because the abbreviation "HWCs" is given, and it is stated that it stands for "Health care workers". Therefore, the correct answer is "Health care workers".

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  • 9. 

    ICD-9-CMICD's

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    The correct answer is "diagnosis codes" because ICD-9-CM is a coding system used to classify and code diagnoses and procedures in healthcare. The term "diagnosis codes" refers specifically to the codes used to classify and identify different diagnoses in the ICD-9-CM system. These codes are essential for accurate medical record keeping, billing, and statistical analysis in healthcare settings.

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  • 10. 

    IDSs

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "integrated health care delivery sys". This suggests that the question is asking for the abbreviation or acronym for IDSs, which stands for integrated health care delivery systems.

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  • 11. 

    MCO's

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    The term "MCO's" is an abbreviation for "managed care organizations". Managed care organizations are entities that provide healthcare services to individuals through contracts with healthcare providers. They are responsible for managing and coordinating the healthcare services for their members, often with a focus on cost-effectiveness and quality of care. Therefore, the correct answer is "managed care organizations".

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  • 12. 

    pHI

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "protected health information" because PHI stands for protected health information. This refers to any personal health information that is individually identifiable and is protected by privacy laws. It includes information such as medical records, health insurance information, and any other information that relates to an individual's health or healthcare.

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    POCT

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "point-of-care testing." Point-of-care testing refers to medical diagnostic testing that is performed at or near the site of patient care, rather than in a centralized laboratory. This allows for faster results and immediate decision-making regarding patient treatment.

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    PPO

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "preferred provider organization." This is because "PPO" stands for "preferred provider organization," which is a type of health insurance plan that allows individuals to choose their healthcare providers from a network of preferred providers. This plan typically offers more flexibility and lower out-of-pocket costs for services received from in-network providers.

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    PPS

    Explanation
    ..medicare/medicade paid to hospitals

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    ASCP 

    Explanation
    -not for profit org for professionals in field of lab medicine

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    CAP

    Explanation
    -influences quality improvement in phlebotomy through standards (an outgrowth of ASCP) offers proficiency testing and a continous form of lab inspection by team of pathologists and lab managers

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    CLIAC

    Explanation
    ..developed ten QA recommendations for COW labs

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    CLSI

    Explanation
    (formerly NCCLS) global, non profit, standards developing org, representatives from profession-industry-govt who use a consensus process to develop voluntary guidelines and standards for all areas of the lab

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    CMS

    Explanation
    - agency that manages federal healthcare programs and establish high quality standards that apply to all facilities(including clinics and labs)

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  • 21. 

    COW

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Certificate of Waiver labs" because the acronym COW stands for "Certificate of Waiver," which refers to laboratories that have been granted a waiver by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) program. These labs are exempt from certain regulatory requirements because they perform simple tests with minimal risk to patients.

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  • 22. 

    JCAHO

    Explanation
    - key player-voluntary-non govt-establish standards for operation of hospitals and helth related facilities and services.

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  • 23. 

    QA

    Explanation
    - established polocies and procedures-defined as a program that guarantees quality patient care by tracking outcomes. Look at the appropriateness, applicability and timeliness of patient care

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  • 24. 

    BBP

    Explanation
    The answer "blood borne pathogen" is the correct answer because BBP is an acronym that stands for blood borne pathogen. Blood borne pathogens are microorganisms, such as viruses or bacteria, that are present in human blood and can cause diseases when transmitted from one person to another through contact with infected blood or body fluids. It is important to take precautions and follow proper safety protocols to prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens in healthcare settings.

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  • 25. 

    BSI

    Explanation
    -gloves be worn when contact with any moist body substance

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  • 26. 

    CDC

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "centers for disease control" because CDC stands for Centers for Disease Control. The CDC is a national public health agency in the United States that is responsible for protecting public health and safety by preventing and controlling diseases, injuries, and disabilities. They provide information and resources on various health topics, conduct research, and develop guidelines and recommendations for healthcare professionals and the general public.

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  • 27. 

    EPA

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "environmental protection agency" because EPA is an acronym commonly used to refer to the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA is a federal agency in the United States that is responsible for protecting human health and the environment by enforcing regulations and conducting research on environmental issues.

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  • 28. 

    HazCom

    Explanation
    -designed by OSHA to protect employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals

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  • 29. 

    HICPAC

    Explanation
    - advises CDC on updating guidelines regarding nosocomial infections

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  • 30. 

    MSDS

    Explanation
    - contain: general info, precautionary info, emergency info-any product with hazardous warning must have a MSDS to help ensure it is used safley and as intended

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  • 31. 

    NIOSH

    Explanation
    -requires anyone who enters the room of a pt who has airborne disease to wear N95 respirator

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  • 32. 

    OSHA

    Explanation
    -mandates safe working conditions

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  • 33. 

    PPE

    Explanation
    includes: gloves, gowns, mask,respirators, goggles

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  • 34. 

    NAACLS

    Explanation
    NAACLS stands for the national accrediting agency for clinical laboratory sciences. This organization is responsible for accrediting programs in the field of clinical laboratory sciences. They ensure that these programs meet the necessary standards and provide quality education and training for individuals pursuing careers in clinical laboratory sciences. By accrediting these programs, NAACLS helps to uphold the standards and integrity of the profession, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to enter the workforce and contribute to the field of clinical laboratory sciences.

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  • 35. 

    DRG

  • 36. 

    pHS

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    HMO

    Explanation
    An HMO stands for health maintenance organization. It is a type of healthcare plan that provides comprehensive medical services to its members for a fixed fee. HMOs typically require members to choose a primary care physician who coordinates their healthcare and refers them to specialists within the HMO network. This model emphasizes preventive care and focuses on keeping patients healthy through regular check-ups and screenings. By providing a wide range of services and promoting preventive care, HMOs aim to control costs and improve the overall health of their members.

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  • 38. 

    SNF's

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