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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