A list of all employees and their earnings deductions and other info is called?
A payers own check is guaranteed by the bank is called a?
Recording financial transaction in a book-keeping or accounting system is called?
Paper towels are considered?
Amounts charged with suppliers or creditors that remain unpaid are referred to as?
A colection ratio is?
the total collections divided by net charges
The portion of salary held back from payroll checks for the purpose of paying government taxes is known as?
Which of the following may be used by a payer as a third-party check?
A billing statement should include?
all of the above
Which of the following due dates for employers quarterly federal tax returns is NOT correct?
Aging accounts receivable
is a tool to show the status of each account
A piece of paper describing a purchase and the amount due is known as?
Evaluation of collection is based on?
the collection ratio and the accounts receivable ration
Which of the following statements regarding state unemployment tax is correct?
a few states require both employess and empoyers to make payment
The accounts receivable ratio shows?
how fast the outstanding accounts are being paid
What is the trial balance?
a way of ceckin the accuracy of accounts
Cash amounts that are paid out are called?
A vendors invoice should be kept on file for at least how long?
Which of the following does debit mean?
The reviewing of financial data to verify accuracy and completeness is called?
When new supplies are received, you should?
place them in the back of the supply area
A bank draft is a check drawn by a bank
on its funds in another bank
The credit policies of a medical facility?
should included a specifiactionof when the practice requires payment and should be in writing.
Petty cash may be used?
for paying minor incidental expenses such as pubic transportation fares
Which type of check is frequently used for payroll because it itemizes the purposes for the check and deductions?
An amount that constitutes an addition to revenue is called?
A disadvantage of single-entry bookkeepinhg is tha it?
makes errors hard to spot
Which of the following statements is true about a typical purchasing procedure in a medical office?
all of the above
Which of the following is an appropriate collection technique?
sending a pyment reminder in the form of a statement or letter when the accoun is 30 days past due
The calculation that results from adding deposits in transit and subtracting outstanding checks from the bank balance at the end of the month is the?
adjusted bank balance
Which of the following is one of the six Cs of charting?
A small surgical clamp for grasping blood vessels is called
Which suture size listed below is the thickest?
The position in which the patient is lying flat on the back is known as
needle holders are also called
During the preexamination interview, you notice some cuts on an adult patient's arm that you suspect might be signs of abuse or even of attempted suicide. You try to ask the patient about it, but the patient doesn't want to talk to you. What should you do?
tell the examining physician, and prepare a list of community resources that can provide advice and suppor to the patient wven if the pt is not ready to talk to you
Which of the following positions is used for vaginal and perineal are examination?
Which of the following positions requires the examination table to be raised in the middle with both ends pointing down?
Surgical procedures that require less than 1 day to perform, with no overnight stay for the patient, are called
Color blindness is more common in
Minor cauterization procedures are preformed in the medical office by all of the following means except
The best and most accepted method fo sterilization is
moist heat sterilization
A tomometer is used to detect
The time needed for dry heat sterilization is
90 minutes to 3 hours
The shelf life of a sterile package is
All of the following are responsiblities of the medical assistant in the physical preperation of the patient except
obtaining and prescribing medication that are not expired
Autoclave indicator tape changes color (after autoclaving) to
A method of screening auditory acuity by placing the stem of a vibrating tuning fork against the center of the patients fore head (to evaluate whether hearing is the same in both ears)
The range of fees charged by most physicians in a community is called the
If a child is covered by both of her parents insurance and the total medical charges come to 365, 280 of which is covered by the primary insurance how are the rest of the charges handled?
a claim is submitted to secondary insurance for 85
Which of the following is an example of fraud?
altering a patients chart to increase the amount reimbursed
A participating provider in a managed healthcare program must write off
Which of the following medicare programs covers hospital charges?
If medicare sends a check for payment to the medical office, the physician is considered which one of the following parties?
If a person is covered under both medicare and medicaid to which program should the claim be sent first?
The amount due from the patient for a covered services froma a participating provider is the difference between?
the allowed charge and the patients deductible and/or coinsurance
which of the following types of medical insureance is designed to offset medical expenses resulting from prolonged injury or illness
which of the following is a third party health plan that is funded by the federal government?
which of the following is true about blue cross and blue shield?
it offers prepaid health services and it follows a fee for service reimbursment plan
fixed payment made for each enrolled patient rather than reimbursment based on the type and number of services provided
Providers are required by law to file which of the following for all eligible medicare patients?
If a nonparticipating providers charge for a service is 65 and the allowed charge is 50 the amount due from the patient?
The most common insurance claim form is the?
If a policy holder of an 80:20 plan had foot surgery that cost 3,600, how much of this bill is the subscriber responsible to pay?
An authorization to the insurance company to make payments directly to the physician is called
assignment of benifits
The primary difference between an HMO and a PPO is that
An HMO locks patients into receiving services from providers with whom it has contracts whereas a PPO allows patients to choose in return for higher deductibles and copayments
TRICARE is a health care benefit program for all of the following EXCEPT?
families of veterans with service related disabilities
Fee for service reimbursement is
retroactive payment made after services are provided
A patients medical fees come to a total of 600 from a participating provider and the EOB lists the following info
Because coding info is revised annually medical assistants responsible for coding should
attend at least one CPT and one ICD-9 class each year
How many digits are assigned to the primary code in the CPT coding system?
Which of the following sections of the CPT book refers to evaluation and management?
According to the CPT, when a health care claim for the removal of a melanoma is coded, the code should be listed under which of the following body systems?
The ICD-9-CM codes for classifying the causes of injuries, poisonings, or adverse drug reactions are?
The medicare level ll codes are included in which of the following?
Which of the following is a diagnostic coding system that is used to code morbidity?
ICD-9-CM codes are revised, expanded, and refined annually to ensure?
specificity of disease
Which of the following is indicated by a triangle placed before a CPT code?
a code description has been change or modified
Which of the following is a coding system used by medicare providers to report supplies and injections?
When using ICD-9-CM codes which of the following will occur when the fourth and fifth digits are omitted?
Which of the following ICD-9-CM codes indicates the cause of an accident?
Changing a code to one you know the insurance company will pay for is called?
coding for coverage
Which of the following is the most important factor in coding?
accuracy of codes
Which of the following is a coding sysem used to document the procedure for suturing a laceration?
current procedural terminology CPT
A two digit modifier attached to the five digit CPT code indicates?
a service or procedure has been altered
Potentially infectious body fluids include all of the following EXCEPT?
Which color code for hazard warning labels is NOT correct?
yellow for radioactiviy hazards
How long is Hep B virus capable of surviving in a dried state on environmental surfaces?
Clean technique is another term for?
Instruments that penetrate a patients skin should be?
Instruments that come in contact only with a patients mucous membranes should be?
Instruments that touch only healthy intact skin should be?
The vaccine against Hep B provides immunity for at least?
A syndrome resulting from HIV infection that generally involbes chronic systemic symptoms but lacks an opportunistic infection or Kaposis sarcoma is know as?
aids- related complex
Which of the following is the only readily available method to detect evidence of HIV infection?
Which of the following organ systems is the most commonly invlved in AIDS?
Kaposis sarcoma is a malignancy of the?
skin and lymph nodes
Anything that poses a risk to the human body or a living organism is called?
Which of the following is a possible means of transmission of HIV?
OSHA standards require which of the following?
written schedule for cleaning
Treating all human blood as if it were infectious is known as?
Hand washing is necessary at which of the following times?
all of the above
After you have rinsed your hands by using the aseptic hand washing method, what step should you take next?
dry your hands with cleanpaper towels and turn off faucets using a clean paper towel
Which of the following is NOT an example of personal protective equipment?
To dispose of a contaminated needle,
drop it into the biohazardous waste container for sharps
Surgical scrub involves washing
hands and forarms
forces the temps of steam aboce the boiling point of water in order to sterilize equipment
Standard Precautions are?
used mainly in hospitals
Medical asepsis is defined as which of the following?
destruction of organisms before they enter the body
Which of the following liquids is used in autoclave to sterilize instruments and supplies?
The normal pulse rate ( in beats per min) for adults is
Which of the following thermometers is considered the most accurate indicator of body temperature?
The Artery most common used for taking a patients's pulse is
You've taken a patient's temperature and recorded it as 96.9 degree F. Later, the physician asks you to convert this measurement to Celsius. What is the patient's temperature in Celsius?
Which of the following is not considered a vital sign?
A patient has an oral temperature of 100.5 F. The medical term for this condition is
Which of the following respiratory terms means "difficulty breathing"?
When temperature is taken rectally, the thermometer should be left in the rectum for how long?
The adult normal range of respiration cycles per minute is
The absence of respiratation for periods lasting more than 15 seconds is called
Blood pressure readings should routinely be started at age
Which of the following refers to the process of determining the circumference of an infant's head?
Which of the following areas of the body is the site at which to detect the popliteal pulse?
Which of the following is an instrument used to amplify sounds?
Which of the following is included in a pt vital signs?
Which of the following are measured when obtaining a pt vital signs?
blood pressure, respirations, pulse, temperature
Which of the following body temperature is most likel fatal?
An infant's pulse is most accuratel measured at which of the following sites?
over the apex of the heart
In a normal adult, which of the following is the ratio of respiration to pulse rate?
Which of the following arteries is most commonly used to monitor lower limb circulation?
Which of the following methods of obtaining body temperature is not appropriate for a pt with dyspnea?
Which of the following pulses is measured when a medical assistant palpates the fifth intercostal space at the midclavicular line?
The medical term meaning transmission of ECG signals via radio waves is?
On an ECG tracing, an indication of the absence of electrical charge or activity represents?
A beat arising from a focus outside the heart is known as?
Which of the following is the epicardium?
outermost layer of the heart
The sudden rush of blood pushed into the ventricles as a result of atrial contraction is known as?
The U wave represents?
Which of the following is not necessary in administering and ECG?
sterilizing the leads
Which type of lead is lead III?
bipolar limb lead
Which of the following is represented by the Q-T interval?
one ventricular contraction and recovery (repolarization)
Leads aVR, aVL and a aVF are?
limb leads, augmented leads
Successful depolariation of the atria or ventricles by an artificial pacemaker is called?
All of the following are causes of artifacts except?
Augmented leads are also called?
The QRS complex represents?
contraction of the ventricles
The coronary sinus empties into the?
The medical term meaning a falling or drooping of the heart is?
Which of the following is the measurement of the atrial rate on the ECG tracing?
the P waves
Lead II is an?
bipolar limb lead
The hearts conduction system is measured by which of the following?
Which of the patients limbs serves as an electrical ground?
Depolarization of fast cells is dependent on which of the following electrolytes?
Which of the following devices may deliver a small amount of electrical energy to cause myocardial depolarization?
A measurment of the actual absorbed dose of radiation is called?
An image produced on film by a sweeping beam of radiation is known as?
The study of the gallbladder by X-ray with an oral contrast medium is called?
Which of the following statements regarding myelography is NOT correct?
it is fluoroscopy of the central nervous system
Radiation therapy for deeper tumors done on an outpatient basis is known as?
The best temperature for film storage is between?
60-and 70 f
Film artifacts are?
areas that interfere with the diagnostic value of the radiograph
The frequency of elecromagnetic radiation is measured in?
Excretory urography is also known as?
A type of diagnostic radiology that uses high-frequency sound waves is?
Positions that are neither parallel nor perpendicular to the body are called?
The front to back position in radiology is known as?
The process in which an atom may gain or lose electrons is called?
Which of the following statememts is NOT correct in regard to radiosensitivity?
specialied cells are the most radiosnsitive
Before a mammogram, a woman should?
avoid wearing deodorant
In preparing patients for such tests as barium enemas and CT scans, the medical assistant should?
ask them whether they are allergic to contrast media, iodine, or shell fish
Safety precautions are necessary because?
radiation exposure is cumulative
Xeroradiography is used primarily for?
The branch of medicine that is also a key component of rehabilitation is
The degree to which a joint is able to move is known as
range of motion
Lateral deviation in the normal vertical curve of the spine is called
Which of the following paralysis of the lower portion of the bidy?
Which of the following is the most appropriate initial treatment of a contustion?
application of ice packs
In thermotherapy, which of the following temperatures can cause burning?
How long does diathermy last?
Cryotheraphy is used for all of the following purposes except
to reduce clotting
Muscular weakness of one side of the body is called
Patient's instructed on how to use crutches should be told to
move crutches no more than 6 iches at a time
Physical therapists are allied health professionals who have completed at least
a 4-year baccalaureate training program
Movement allowed by joints to decrease the angle between two adjoing bones is called
Correction of a fracture, dislocation, or hemia is called
Electromyography is the process of electrically recording muscle
Diathermy is useful in treating all of the following conditions execpt
How far from the area being treated should a heat lamp be placed?
2 to 4 feet
Which of the following heat therapies uses radio waves to provide heat deep in the body?
A way of assessing the patient's walking behavior is called
When using a chemical hot pack in heat therapy, you should
knead the pad and then cover it with cloth before placing it on the patien
How high should the top of the cane be?
level with the top of the femur
What percentage of the body is involved in a burn that covers one arm and the head of an adult?
The good samaritan low explicitly allows medical assistants:
To administer first aid whithin the scope of their competence
In emergency childbirth, at what point should the umbilical cord be tied and cut?
when the infant starts breathing
To treat frostbite, a medical assistant can:
place warm clothing and blankets around the affected area
Which of the following are symptoms of heatstroke?
the pulse is rapid, the skin is hot and dry, and the pt feels weak
When treating a second degree burn, a medical assistant should
immerse the burned area in cold water
When Bill Williams scratched his skin, he most likely got a(n)
Irreversible brain damage can be causes by tissue anokia lasting
more than 6 minutes
Which of the following is a correct way to treat a snakebite
immobilize the bitten area and wash it with soap and water
If a patient is bleeding from the lower arm and direct pressure and elevation do not stop the bleeding, where should pressure be applied?
One possible cause of stroke is
occlusion in the brain by a thrombus
White, waxy or grayish yellow skin that also feels crusty and softness in thissue beneath the skin could indicate
Which of the following is apossible treatment of syncope?
all of the above
The Heimlich maneuver is used for which of the following?
Anaphylactic shock occurs following
Which of the following should not be done by a patient with a concussion?
The most severe and major complications for burn victims is
Which of the following should not be done when a patient complains of abdominal pain
apply heat to the patients abdomen
Closed wounds are called
bruises or conntusions
When administering CPR, how many compressions should you do?
60 in 1 minute
According to Good samaritan laws
emergency care is permitted when it is within the scope of competence of the person
Chest pain might indicate
cocaine use and myocardial infarction
When you suspect neck injury, what action should you take to open the patient's airway before administering rescue breathing?
Put your fingers behind the jawbone just below the ear and push the jaw forward
Treat hypoglycemis by
What is the best location to check the pulse of a 48 year old male who is unconscious and not breathing?
at the carotid artery of the neck
An adult is un sudden cardiac arrest. Which of the following gives the victim the best chance of survival?
immediate CPR and defibrillation within no more than 3 to 5 minutes
Which of the following describes the best way to deliver rescue breaths with a pocket mask, but without additional oxygen?
provide approximately the same volume as you with mouth to mouth ventilation ( with a volume suffeicent to make the chest rise), and deliver the breaths over 2 seconds
You are babysitting your infant nephew. You are alone and find your nephew unresponsive. Which of the following is the best action?
Begin the ABC's of CPR and the then phone 911 after 1 minute
A 26 year old women has swallowed an overdose of prescribed sleeping pils. She is now unresponsive. When you open her airway you fine that she is gasping for breath and is not breathing normally at all. Using a pocket mask you provide 2 breaths and check for signs of circulation, including her pulse which is rapid but weak. What should you do next?
Provide rescue breathing at a rate of one breath every 5 seconds
Which of the following statements best describe the problems that are most commonly present in children or infants whose condition deteriorates to cardiac arrest?
most cardiac arrests in children are preceded by servere airway and breathing problems, or shock
You are providing rescue breathing to an unresponsive, nonbreathing child who shows signs of circulation. How often should you provide rescue breaths for this child?
one every 3 seconds (20 breaths per minute)
Your are alone, provide CPR for a 3 year old child. Which of the followinf describes the correct technique you should follow in performing chest compressions on this child.
use the heel of the hand
Which of the following is the correct ratio of compressions to ventilations for child or infant CPR?
5 to 1
Which of the following is an appropriate site for capillary blood collection?
earlobe and heel
Which cells play a vital role in internal respiration?
What is the longest time a tourniquet should remain on a patients arm?
B Painful or difficult urination
Which of the following devices might be used to collect blood from fragile veins?
A butterfly needle
A blue stopper indicates that a collection tube?
Contains sodium citrate
To test for substances that are sporadically released into urine, a physician might order which type of urine specimen?
To follow Universal Precautions in phlebotomy you should?
wash your hands, wear exam gloves
A medical assistant or a phlebotomist should NOT attempt to obtain blood from any patient more than?
If a urinalysis cannot be performed within 30 mins after collection, the urine specimen must be stored?
In a refrigerator
Specific gravity may be measured by all of he following methods EXCEPT?
The quality control log?
Shows when the testing equipment was last calibrated
Which of the following stains is specific to blood?
The color code for an evacuation tube that does NOT contain an additive is?
A creatine kinase test is done to help diagnose which of the following conditions?
Muscular dystrophies and heart disease
Which of the following describes a centrifuge?
Machine used to separate particles
An erythrocyte sedimentation rate test might be used to?
Determine sickle cell anemia or inflammation and infection
How should the patients arm be positioned when drawing blood in phlebotomy?
Which of the following is used in direct examination of a specimen?
The venipuncture site most commonly used on adults is the?
Median Cubital Vein
After preparing a KOH mount,
Let the specimen sit at room temperature
Before inoculating a culture plate, you should?
Label it on the bottom, agar side
The first step in preparing a culture plate is to?
Albumin found in urine might indicate?
All of the above
Urine that is too acidic could indicate
If a drop of blood does not form after capillary puncture, which of the following should be done?
Apply steady pressure
Which of the following causes would give plasma or serum a milky appearance?
Which of the following is used in preparing a blood smear slide?
Sensitivity testing is used to determine
A pathogens suseptibility to antibiotics
A diaper rash on a pediatric patient may indicate which of the following?
The amylase test is used for disorders related to the?
A physician may order a stool culture if he or she suspects?
All of the above
Fasting specimens are preferred for which of the following tests?
The anticoagulant EDTA is most appropriate for a blood specimen that has been collected for?
Complete blood cell counts
Which of the following is a common route for the administration of parental medications?
A prefilled syringe is also know as a(n)
Which of the following muscles is commonly used for intramuscular injections in the infant?
Which of the following is the most appropriate needle gauge for a subcutaneous injection?
Which of the following injection methods should be chosen for medications that are irritating or may cause discoloration of the skin?
Medication applied in patch form is called
The needle gauges usually used for intravenous injection are
Which of the following is the most appropriate angle of injection to ensure accurate results of a mantoux test?
A drug combined with an oil based, resulting in a semisolid preparation, is a(n)
The doctor has ordered has ordered a dose of medicine to be 300mg, but the medicine is available only in 50 mg tablets. What is the correct dose?
The doctor has ordered 120 mg of a drug that comes only in 30mg tablets. How many tablets constitute a dose?
The metric system employs a uniform scale based on powers of
A physican orders ranitidine ( zantac) 300mg if the drug is avalible in 150-mg tablets should be given to the patient?
Which of the following drug administration routes is the most approprite for patient who has nausea and vommiting?
A physican prescribes 10 ml of a liquid suspension for a pediatric pt. How many teaspoons should the patient's parents administer?
The most commonly used sized of insulin syringe is the
The angle of insertion for intradermal injections is
Which of the following needle gauges is used for the Mantoux test?
The physican asks you to convert 30 grains of medication into the metric system. Which of the following represents an accurate conversions?
The last vaccination for rabies must be scheduled no later than how long after the first vaccination?