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1

When a patient telephones the office with an emergency situation, the first step is to:

Alert the physician

2

Software that is necessary for transcription performs:

medical terminology spell-check

3

The fatty material that insulates and protects nerve fibers is

myelin

4

The condition that is also known as inflammatory bowel disease is:

Crohn disease

5

The preferred and most common type of patient appointment scheduling is:

time-specific scheduling.

6

Which of the following is TRUE regarding the appointment book?

It should be treated as a legal document

7

When a letter indicates there are other materials in the envelope with the letter, it is noted:

two lines below the reference initials

8

When performing an ECG, the P wave of the ECG complex represents the:

atrial depolarization

9

When every other beat is premature and the QRS is wide and bizarre, this is called:

bigeminy

10

An open wound caused by forceful tearing away of skin from bony structure by trauma, sometimes leaving a skin flap, is a(n):

avulsion

11

Lacerated skin appears as a:

jagged tear

12

The W-4 form states the:

number of exemptions an employee wishes to claim for tax purposes

13

A percentage of income withheld for Social Security and Medicare is referred to as:

FICA

14

The stage of development characterized by trust versus mistrust is the:

toddler

15

Educational differences often become a communication:

barrier

16

A normal total cholesterol is in the following range:

140 to 200 mg/dL

17

In order to perform a differential count of a blood smear, the microscope lens required is a(n):

oil-immersion lens

18

To prevent harm and loss is the emphasis of:

risk management

19

Improperly altering a diagnosis on a medical claim is

fraud

20

The primary coding manual for procedures and services performed by doctors in medical offices is commonly called:

CPT

21

The third party of an insurance plan is the:

insurance company

22

Hospitalization costs are covered under:

Medicare Part A

23

When a patient relocates permanently to another state, the patient's chart is considered:

closed

24

Total eradication of a patient file means that it was:

shredded or burned

25

The term "arterioplasty" means:

surgical repair of an artery

26

The term "thrombocytosis" means:

abnormal condition of the thrombocytes

27

The Escherichia coli bacteria are normally found in the:

intestines

28

The usual amount of a specific disease found in a specific community is:

endemic

29

Suture materials are identified by a graduated numbering system. Which of the following statements is true?

4-0 gauge suture is finer than 4 gauge suture

30

When setting up a sterile tray, which of these statements is true?

A 1-inch border around the sterile field is considered contaminated

31

The function of fiber in the diet is:

to aid the gastrointestinal elimination function

32

The Joint Commission recommends that a patient educational plan be:

multidisciplinary

33

A credible organization to obtain patient education material is:

CDC

34

The affective domain of learning involves:

values.

35

The acronym used to document normal findings in a portion of the eye examination is:

PERRLA
PERRLA stands for pupils equal, round, reactive to light, and accommodation.

36

The centigrade equivalent of 98.6°F

37°C

37

The most common type of crutches used for long-term disability is

forearm crutches

38

Passive or active exercising of the joints performed by the patient or caregiver is referred to as:

range of motion

39

The inferior chambers of the heart are the:

ventricles

40

The adrenal gland(s) are responsible for regulating:

sodium and potassium

41

The external ear is referred to as the:

pinna

42

The term "onychocryptosis" means:

hidden or ingrown nail

43

The term "arthrocentesis" means

puncture into a joint to aspirate fluid

44

Which of the following is a phone call that usually requires the party to speak directly to the physician?

A nurse calling from the local hospital emergency department regarding patient admission orders

45

The cell that forms bone tissue is a/an:

osteoblast

46

The medical term for the shin bone is the:

tibia

47

Time-specific scheduling is used when:

A patient is given an appointment based on the length of time needed and available time

48

Which of the following represents a professional letter formatted with the first sentence of each paragraph indented five spaces?

Semiblock

49

Lead III is determined by the placement of which electrodes?

Left arm (LA) and the left leg (LL)

50

A bandage material that would provide the best pressure is:

elastic bandage

51

When only the signature of the payee appears on the back of the check, it is called a(n):

blank endorsement

52

The cumulative listing by patient names of fees owed to the medical practice is the:

accounts receivable ledger

53

During communication, when a message is received and interpreted by an individual, it is known as

decoding

54

A form of feedback is:

restating to assure understanding

55

The test performed to determine the density of urine compared with distilled water is:

specific gravity

56

A reagent is a(n):

substance that participates in a chemical reaction

57

The most accurate method for identifying a CPT code is to:

Determine the code from the body of the manual

58

When a primary condition or disease exists and the patient also has a condition that coexists with the primary condition and complicates the treatment of the primary condition, it is referred to as:

comorbidity

59

An association that provides all health care to the insured person for a fixed fee is a(n):

HMO

60

The assignment of benefits means that the:

Provider will accept the insurance remittance as full payment

61

When sending the medical record to another health-care provider, it is important to send:

copies only

62

Terminal digit filing requires the use of six numbers sorted:

as three units of two numbers each

63

The term "retrocardiac" means:

behind the heart.

64

The term "gynecologist" means:

specialist in female diseases

65

A health-care-acquired infection is one that is:

contracted within a hospital setting

66

Betadine® is a solution that is used to:

Cleanse the skin prior to performing a surgical procedure

67

Forceps are instruments that are used to:

Grasp tissue

68

Vitamin K is

a fat-soluble vitamin that promotes blood clotting

69

Which of the following is TRUE of carbohydrates

Carbohydrates produce 4 calories per gram

70

When providing patient education, the medical assistant should:

Encourage questions from the patient

71

When teaching flu prevention, the best source of information is the

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

72

When a person is lying face down, the position is:

prone

73

The hearing test that measures the patient's response to sound is called:

audiometry

74

Not storing vaccine at proper temperatures or disrupting the cold chain can:

Eliminate or reduce the effect or efficacy of the vaccine

75

What type of therapy would be used for a newborn baby with jaundice?

Ultraviolet lamps

76

Hydrotherapy includes the use of:

whirlpool

77

The term "metrorrhexis" means:

rupture of the uterus

78

The term "arteriostenosis" means:

narrowing of an artery

79

Which type of scheduling would be beneficial for use at an urgent care center?

Tidal wave scheduling

80

"Bulk mail" was the term previously used for:

Standard Mail

81

If a patient asks if there is any discomfort from an ECG procedure, what should the medical assistant tell the patient?

The ECG procedure does not hurt and does not send electricity through you

82

Einthoven's triangle refers to which views of the heart?

Lead I, lead II, and lead III

83

The signs or symptoms of hypovolemic shock include

pale skin

84

The defense mechanism used when a person transfers negative feelings to something or someone unrelated to a negative situation is:

displacement

85

Acid-fast refers to:

bacteria which is not susceptible to color staining

86

A normal total cholesterol is in the following range

140 to 200 mg/dL

87

Performance of an improper act, resulting in or causing harm, is referred to as:

malfeasance

88

Laws dealing with requirements and standards of governmental agencies are referred to as:

administrative law

89

An example of a modifier in CPT coding is

T5

90

The minimal Evaluation and Management CPT level of care is called:

problem focused

91

The assignment of benefits means that the

Provider will accept the insurance remittance as full payment

92

Total eradication of a patient file means that it was

shredded or burned

93

The term "lymphangitis" means

inflammation of lymph vessels.

94

The temperature setting and timing for proper autoclaving is

250°F for 30 minutes

95

What type of infection would a patient have when diagnosed with septicemia?

Generalized infection

96

Which of the following statements best describes the use of a mosquito hemostat?

It is used in pediatric or plastic surgery

97

When asked to provide dietary information for a patient, a reliable source is the:

National Dairy Council.

98

A patient diagnosed with ulcers, colitis, or gastritis would benefit from a:

bland diet

99

The type of exercise that contracts opposing muscles without the muscles shortening is called:

isometric.

100

The chest lead V2 is located at which intercostal space?

Fourth

101

The stage of development characterized by developing a sense of self-worth is the:

school-age child

102

A wrongful civil act committed against an individual for which compensation is usually sought is called:

tort law

103

The section of CPT codes most commonly used in the medical office is:

E&M

104

Which of the following best describes a bayonet forceps?

It is a tweezer-like forceps

105

Which of these substances is necessary for hemoglobin to transport oxygen in the blood?

Iron

106

Appropriate patient education to be conducted by the medical assistant or administrative specialist is:

prediagnostic test instructions

107

The science used to reduce work-related musculoskeletal injuries is:

ergonomics