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  1. Which of the following types of infection has a quick onset and a short duration, similar to the common cold?Acute infection

          

  2. Which of the following is an example of a standard precaution for infection control?Disinfecting the examination table after each patient

          

  3. An infant with a rectal temperature of 103.6 (degree F) would have an oral temperature of98.6 (degree F)

          

  4. Mrs Lee, a patient of Dr. Chad, is charged $80 for a visit. Medicare allows $60 for this visit and paid $48. Because Mrs. Lee has already met her yearly deductible, how much will she have to pay the physician?Transportation of immune cells

          

  5. Which of the following is a drug used to lessen or prevent the effects of a disease?Prophylactic

          

  6. A stethoscope is required for a patient reporting which chief complaint?Constipation and abdominal pain

          

  7. What percentage will medicare pay on an allowed claim?Directions for the pharmacist

          

  8. All of the following may interfere with a therapeutic relationship between the patient and the healthcare provider EXCEPT:An alphabetic card system

          

  9. Which of the following is NOT considered a special accessibility alteration designed just for disabled patients coming to the physician's office?Disinfecting the examination table after each patient

          

  10. Which of the following is the first line of defense in the practice of medical asepsis?Washing hands

          

  11. Non-duplication of benefits means that:Gallbladder, liver, and pancreas

          

  12. The most accurate definition of "defense mechanisms" in psychology iseight eight-ounce glasses

          

  13. Which of the following would be an example of an accounts receivable?Perspiration

          

  14. Which of the following is NOT a federal health insurance program or state health insurance program?Lymphadenectomy

          

  15. A patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has difficulty breathing. What term indicates this condition?Dyspnea

          

  16. Which of the following refers to a combination of activities designed to ensure reliable valid test results?Quality control

          

  17. A physician who specializes in disorders of the eye is known as which of the following?Orthodontist

          

  18. Which burn destroys the epidermis and dermis. including the nerve endings?Third-degree

          

  19. Which of these laws or organization developed rules regarding the proper handling of blood products and other infectious material such as wearing gloves, gowns, and goggles?Systolic pressure

          

  20. Which type of resume is written specifically for an advertised job?Part D

          

  21. Biohazardous waste must be collected in impermeable polyethylene bags that are which color?Tuberculosis

          

  22. The Personnel Record Act prohibits an employer from keeping information aboutAn employee's political affiliation

          

  23. Place the following medical records in alphabetic order:2, 3, 4, 1

          

  24. The money collected through contributions to the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) is used for all of the following EXCEPT:Unemployment insurance

          

  25. All of the following are reasons for the proper documentation of procedures performed in a medical office EXCEPTAn alphabetic card system

          

  26. The combing form cost/o refers to which of the following anatomic structures?Urethrostenosis

          

  27. Which part of Medicare provides prescription?Before surgery

          

  28. Which of the following terms may be defined as the science of designing equipment in a workplace to help workers reach maximum productivity and reduce fatigue and discomfort?Ergonomics

          

  29. Which of the following should be placed on the top when sorting incoming mail?Meats

          

  30. Which of the following serum levels an be measured to assess a patient's kidney function?Blood urea nitrogen

          

  31. Which of the following describes a wrong and unlawful act performed y a physician?Malfeasance

          

  32. All of the following are ways to help in the collection process of accounts receivable EXCEPT:Allowing three months to pass before billing the patient for the office visit

          

  33. Which suffix means " surgical repair"?Severe hypoglycemia

          

  34. Which scheduling style utilizes any method or combination of methods that works best for the individual office?Generic

          

  35. How often should medical assistants check the expiration dates on supplies stored in examination rooms?Mask

          

  36. Insulin shock causesA form that explains the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and adverse reactions cause by the vaccine

          

  37. The function of the skin includes all of the following EXCEPTHearth arrhythmias

          

  38. When using an autoclave, which of the following is the minimum temperature necessary to sterilize medical instruments?250 (degree F) (121.1 degree C)

          

  39. Which of the following is the correct spelling of the term for an enlarged spleen?Splenomegaly

          

  40. The food guide pyramid suggests that patients plan a balanced diet by doing all of the following EXCEPT:Eating more carbohydrates

          

  41. The Occupational Safety and Health Act was legislation passed to ensure all of the following EXCEPT:Eating more carbohydrates

          

  42. How many digits are contained in the ZIP+4?A lack of blood flow and oxygen to body tissues

          

  43. Which of the following conditions is most characteristic of an asthma attack?Dyspena

          

  44. High-protein diets are often usedBefore surgery

          

  45. What is the subscription part of a prescription?Hearth arrhythmias

          

  46. Which type of scheduling system schedules three patients at the beginning of each hour?Wave

          

  47. Which of the following body pars is considered the lower limit of a sterile surgical field?Case of bronchitis

          

  48. Each of the following identifies one of Elizabeth Kubler- Ross's 5 stages of grief EXCEPTShock

          

  49. Which of the following patients should be seen first if all of them arrived at the walk-in-center at approximately at the same time?All elderly patients have difficulty walking

          

  50. Which of the following would be the bet salutation to use in a business letter?Charges for a patient's office visit

          

  51. Which terms is used when describing the amount of money owed by the medical office for products and services purchased on credit?Accounts payable

          

  52. Which of the following situation is NOT considered to be a reportable incidence?They may be made without preauthorization from the insurance carrier

          

  53. Which of the following terms means "the surgical removal of the kidney"?Nephrectomy

          

  54. Annotating is:Jotting down notes about an action needed to be taken in the letter's margins

          

  55. Payroll documents of employees need to be kept for a minimum of4 years

          

  56. Which certifying agency allows a medical assistant to use the CMA credential?Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

          

  57. The medical assistant is protected from liability during an emergency situation for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:Top of the foot

          

  58. Which of the following agencies is responsible for enforcing the Controlled Substance Act?Drug Enforcement Administration

          

  59. Which of the following conditions is commonly known as a bruise?Hematoma

          

  60. When more than one policy pays on a claim, it is calledFever

          

  61. Which of the following procedures measures the amount of air moving into and out of the lungs?A liaison between patient and healthcare provider

          

  62. Medicare Part B overs all of the following EXCEPT:inpatient hospital visits

          

  63. Which of the following is the safest type of check endorsement?Vitamin E

          

  64. Which of the following statements is NOT true about patient referrals?They may be made without preauthorization from the insurance carrier

          

  65. Which device protects a computer from electrical damage?Surge protector

          

  66. The role of the medical assistant when checking in a patient is toConfirm office coverage for patient's insurance plan

          

  67. All of the following statements describe strict chronological filing EXCEPT:A liaison between patient and healthcare provider

          

  68. Which of the following parts of a microscope holds the slide?Fever

          

  69. Which of the following is an effective disinfectant used in the medical office to destroy blood-borne pathogens"Would you please describe the exercises you do each day that tend to cause the chest pain you are experiencing?"

          

  70. A drug from which of the following classes is used for a heart condition?Antiarrhythmic

          

  71. When should the W-2 form, the wage and tax statement, be given to an employee?Annually in January

          

  72. When a patient has taken a drug for an extended period of time, the desired effect may lessen or will not occur at all. This is calledSystem software

          

  73. The recommended amount of water to ingest daily isPlace the most important mail on top

          

  74. The medical assistant is caring for a child with a painful, blistered burn on the arm from a hot liquid. The medical assistant shouldMonthly

          

  75. When responding to a hearing-impaired caller, the medical assistant shouldSpeak a little more slowly and little more loudly

          

  76. Which of the following statements describes a patient advocate?A liaison between patient and healthcare provider

          

  77. Codes that cannot stand alone areAn involuntary muscle contraction/relaxation

          

  78. Which of the following food types is the best protein source?Fever

          

  79. Which of the following terms means "difficulty swallowing"?Candida

          

  80. The best way to handle an unidentified caller who insists on speaking with the physician but refuses to give her phone number or the reason for her call would be toAsk the caller to send a letter to the physician

          

  81. The 4 major types of tissue in the body areClosed, active, or inactve

          

  82. A newborn's pulse is most accurately measured at which of the following sites?Top of the foot

          

  83. Where is the most common intramuscular injection site for infants less that seven month old?Vastus lateralis

          

  84. All of the following are common causes of breathing emergencies EXCEPT:Strains

          

  85. Which of the following terms states that a physician is liable for the negligent actions of any employee working under his or her supervision?Vitamin E

          

  86. Which of the following terms means "the thing speaks for itself" when applied to the law of negligence?Chain of infection

          

  87. Tendonitis is a(n)Inflammation of the tendon

          

  88. The sensory organs include all of the following EXCEPTinpatient hospital visits

          

  89. The nucleus isThe control center that directs the activity of the cell

          

  90. The procedure to follow when opening mail is toPlace the most important mail on top

          

  91. After delivering a shock with the AED, the medical assistant shouldImmediately resume chest compressions cycled with resure breathing

          

  92. Which of the following federal agencies was formed as the first attempt to establish consumer protection in the manufacture of drugs and foods?Meats

          

  93. A legal, valid contract may include all of the following EXCEPTAny 2 individual

          

  94. Which of the following planes divides the body into anterior and posterior portions?Diary products

          

  95. All of the following are true about leukocytes EXCEPTSystem software

          

  96. Shock is caused byA lack of blood flow and oxygen to body tissues

          

  97. Which of the following is a pointing device that notifies the user where the next letter, number, or symbol will be placed?A liaison between patient and healthcare provider

          

  98. The upper respiratory tract includes all of the following EXCEPT theBronchi

          

  99. What is seizures?A lack of blood flow and oxygen to body tissues

          

  100. Which of the following is the name for the blood pressure valve when the heart is contracting?The claim will e denied, and the physician will not receive payment

          

  101. Medical records are used for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:To keep track of the patient's financial transactions.

          

  102. A method of containing hospital costs has been adopted with a system calledDRGs

          

  103. Which of the following terms refers to the narrowing of the urethra?Urethrostenosis

          

  104. When the medical assistant is preparing to answer incoming calls, what supplies or items should he or she have readily available ?Monthly

          

  105. Which law protects consumers by requiring full disclosure of any additional charges that may apply to a bill, such as interest?Surge protector

          

  106. Insurance policies that include coverage on a fee-for-service basis are called:The pharynx

          

  107. Medical records are classified asClosed, active, or inactve

          

  108. Hydrocele meansA form that explains the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and adverse reactions cause by the vaccine

          

  109. Gloves, gowns, and face shields, or masks, are example ofPersonal protective equipment (PPE)

          

  110. All of the following are advantages of the numeric filing system EXCEPT:An encounter form is considered the universal insurance claim form

          

  111. All of the following statements are true about the encounter form EXCEPT:The problem list is arranged according to the patient's past history

          

  112. All of the following statements about renewing the CMA credential are true EXCEPTThe CMA credential is required in order to practice in the medical assisting profession

          

  113. Which of the following will happen to an insurance claim when the coding is incorrectly entered on the insurance form?Systolic pressure

          

  114. The physician orders the medical assistant to draw a blood sample for hematology test and a chemistry test. What is the correct order of draw?Gold, then lavender-topped

          

  115. Which of the following medications should be included on a crash cart?A liaison between patient and healthcare provider

          

  116. Spore test monitoring in an autoclave is used to determineWhether the autoclave is sterilizing instruments properly

          

  117. Which type of insurance would cover the medical expenses of an employee injured on the job?Worker's compensation

          

  118. The information needed to make a return appointment for an established patient includes all of the following EXCEPTPatient's employer

          

  119. According to basic cardiac life support procedures, which of the following describes appropriate rescue breathing for an adult patient?One breath every 5 seconds

          

  120. All of the following are examples of computer hardware EXCEPT:System software

          

  121. Which of the following terms means "all of the factors required for infectious disease to spread"Dsyphagia

          

  122. TRICARE was formerly known asThe control center that directs the activity of the cell

          

  123. The Mantoux test is used to determine the presence of which of the followingAnaerobes

          

  124. Which of the following is one of the agencies that regulates the disposal of infectious waste outside the workplace?Environmental Protection Agency

          

  125. Which of the following organisms causes yeast infection?Fever

          

  126. The accessory organs include theGallbladder, liver, and pancreas

          

  127. To control bleeding or hemorrhaging, the medical assistant should initiallyCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

          

  128. Which type of insurance is usually purchased to cover catastrophic illness and injuries?Major medical

          

  129. If a mass is felt in a patient's neck, the finding is classified as which of the following?Objective

          

  130. The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 was developed for all the following reasons EXCEPT:Bronchi

          

  131. All of the following actions many result in revocation of a physician's licences EXCEPT:Allowing three months to pass before billing the patient for the office visit

          

  132. Which of the following describes a drug that is not protected by a trademark but is registered by the Food and Drug Administration?Generic

          

  133. Which type f ICD-9-CM code is used to classify external causes of poisoing and injuries?E codes

          

  134. All of the following accommodations may be made o comply with the regulation s recommended in the Americans with Disabilities Act EXCEPT:An alphabetic card system

          

  135. Which of the following coding systems is used to identify and code diseases on insurance claims?Fever

          

  136. A patient's neighbor calls, stating that she is concerned about her friend and would like to know what is wrong with the patient The medical assistant should:Tactfully refuse to release any patient information without the patient's written permission

          

  137. Which of the following would be considered an example of objective clinical evidence?All elderly patients have difficulty walking

          

  138. According to the rule of nines, the amount of body surface represented by the head and neck is9%

          

  139. Which of the following systems pumps and distributes blood throughout the body?Airway

          

  140. To obtain confidential patient information which caller does NOT need a patient's written consent?Referring Physician

          

  141. Medical expenses for a patient injured at his or her place of employment should be sent toWorkers' compensation insurance

          

  142. A patient who has orthstatic hypotension should be helped from the supine position to the sitting position to prevent which of the following?Airway

          

  143. Which of the following is NOT a subjective symptom?Fever

          

  144. Which of the following terns describes written statements made to damage a individual's reputation?Respondeat superior

          

  145. Measurement of which of the following is the most effective method to monitor a patient who takes warfarin (Coumadin)?Antiarrhythmic

          

  146. Which of the following are liquid at room temperature and may help reduce blood cholesterol?Case of bronchitis

          

  147. Cognitive theory offers an approach to psychology that encourages individuals to examineeight eight-ounce glasses

          

  148. The usual fee charged by a physician isClosed, active, or inactve

          

  149. A strain is aMuscle injury

          

  150. A one-write, or write-it-once, bookkeeping system is also referred to as aCompleting bookkepping once every two weeks

          

  151. Which of the following positions is more comfortable for a patient who has dyspneaHematoma

          

  152. Which of the following would allow the medical assistant to document a firm, moveable abdominal mass?The emergency room calling about admitting an established patient with chest pain

          

  153. A healthcare agent with durable power of attorney isThe person chosen to make the final decisions about the patient's end-of-life healthcare

          

  154. Th correct USPS abbreviation for the state of Maine is:E codes

          

  155. An AED is used to treat which of the following?Gallbladder, liver, and pancreas

          

  156. All of the following should be considered when selecting new file cabinets for a medical office EXCEPT:Whether or not the office uses color-coded files

          

  157. Which of the following is the final step to the aging and collection process for a patient with private insurance?Send an overdue notice with the intent of turning the bill over to a collection agency if not paid promptly

          

  158. In which of the following parts of the patient interview should the medical assistant ask the patient about drug allergies?Meats

          

  159. Calculate the following drug dosage:
    An infant who weighs 12 pounds 5 ounces is ordered fluconazole qid for treatment of thrush. The lable reads 150mg in 3cc of suspension. The recommended range of the medication is 3mg/kg/day. How much should the infant receive per dose?
    Completing bookkepping once every two weeks

          

  160. The medical assistant is to obtain the history of a patient who is suspected to have active tuberculosis. For protection, which of the following articles is essential for the medical assistant to wear before entering the room?Mask

          

  161. Calculate the following drug dosage: Ampicillin 0.5g. The unit dose packet reads 250 mg/cap.:2 capsules

          

  162. Which of the following is the documentation that is gathered regarding a patient's address and insurance information?They may be made without preauthorization from the insurance carrier

          

  163. All of the following are bookkeeping guidelines EXCEPTLeukocytes are responsible for blood clotting

          

  164. The usual sequence of the general physical examination involves moving?From the head toward the feet

          

  165. Which type of pathogen survives in the absence of oxygen?Directions for the pharmacist

          

  166. Which of the following individuals would require the consent of an adult before treatment may be given by a physician?Send an overdue notice with the intent of turning the bill over to a collection agency if not paid promptly

          

  167. Which of the following situations is NOT considered to be a reportable incident?A negative result for HIV

          

  168. To ensure proper ambulation, a walker should be level with the patient'sHips

          

  169. Which of the following statements would be an example of stereotyping ?Hematoma

          

  170. A physician prescribes amoxicillin 500 mg capsules po quid for 10 days. How many capsules should be dispensed?Pregency

          

  171. Which of the following should be assessed first when rendering first aid?Airway

          

  172. A positive result on a human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) test in a 23-year-old woman most likely indicates which of the following conditions?Pregency

          

  173. CPT codes are used to codeProcedures

          

  174. A drug that is given sublingually isE codes

          

  175. Which of the following is an example of an open-ended question?Meats

          

  176. Which of the following is the best source of calcium and Vitamin D?Restrictive endorsement

          

  177. Which of the following best describes the prior permission or approval needed from an insurance carrier before a patient may be treated or have a specific procedure performed by the physician?Precertification

          

  178. Which type of medical record filing system offers the most privacy?Fever

          

  179. Which of the following terms describes complete destruction of all microorganisms?A liaison between patient and healthcare provider

          

  180. All of the following compoents are a part of the Sigmund Freud's theories of psychology EXCEPTBehaviorism

          

  181. Which type of mail should be used when proof is needed that patient received a letter sent by physician's office?A 56-year-old male with dyspnea

          

  182. When an insurance policy pays a percentage of the balance after application of the deductible, it is referred to asCoinsurance

          

  183. Which of the following is an instrument used to inspect the inner structures of the eye?Ophthalmoscope

          

  184. Substances that prevent or inhibit the growth of a fungus are known asFungicides

          

  185. Which of the following is an example of a fatsoluble vitamin?Stage

          

  186. Which of the following criteria is an example of the clustering style of scheduling?Scheduling a well-baby clinic for Tuesday mornings from 10:00AM to 11:00AM and performing school physicals one morning per week

          

  187. The dorsalis pedis pulse is detected in which of the following areas of the body?To keep track of the patient's financial transactions.

          

  188. All of the following are requirements for safety in the medical office EXCEPTExits marked only in Braille

          

  189. When both parents (married) are covered by health insurance, claims for the family are paid according to theMuscle, nervous, epithelial, and connective

          

  190. Which of the following information wold be listed on the front portion of a patient's medicare card?Meats

          

  191. Which of the following terms refers to the surgical removal of a lymph node?Lymphadenectomy

          

  192. Who owns a patient's medial record?Procedures

          

  193. Cholelithiasis isThe control center that directs the activity of the cell

          

  194. Which of the following incoming calls should the medical assistant transfer immediately to the physician?Candida

          

  195. Which organization registers physicians to prescribe controlled substances?A liaison between patient and healthcare provider

          

  196. Which of the following is NOT an example of biohazardous substance?Perspiration

          

  197. Where on an envelope should notations such as "Confidential" and "Personal" be included?Typed directly below the return address

          

  198. The process of preparing documents by converting dictated physician notes into written documents is calledTranscription

          

  199. Which volumes of the ICD-9-CM books are needed for coding diagnoses in the medical office?Volume 1 and 2

          

  200. A VIS isA form that explains the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and adverse reactions cause by the vaccine