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Ch. 1 Introduction to Professional Billing and Coding Careers

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PAS is an abbreviation for patient account services.
True
The medical office assistant might compile and record medical records, reports, and correspondence.
True
HIPAA is an abbreviation for Hospital Information per American Medical Association.
False
Certification is not required in most states.
True
Math skills are important when working with refunds and posting of payments.
True
Coding accuracy is very important to healthcare organizations because funding cannot be received without accurate coding.
True
Registered health information technicians are health information technicians who ensure billing of medical records by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems.
True
An admitting clerk may be responsible for appointment scheduling.
False
A collector may be required to send out patient billing statements.
True
A medical office assistant is considered front office staff and primarily handles administrative duties.
True
A business that contracts with physicians to handle their claims and/or accounts receivable is referred to as:
Centralized Billing Office
A person who is considered front of office staff and primarily handles administrative duties is called:
Medical secretary, Medical receptionists and Medical office assistant
A health information technician has the responsibility to:
Research and code medical records
What job description requires excellent data entry skills, math skills and good working knowledge of insurance contracts?
Payment Poster
A medical collector will contact most patients by:
Telephone
A refund specialist position requires?
Researching and analytical skills.
What job description routinely requires face to face contact with the patient?
Admitting Clerk
Professional memberships help their members by:
Providing current information within their field.
An example of certification agency is:
AHIMA
What abbreviation stands for a coder who specializes in hospital coding?
CPC-H
Small, large and solo/private are the three common sizes of physician practices.
True
Billing specialist and billing coordinator are other job titles for a medical biller.
True
As a medical collector, it is important to have patience and tact.
True
The knowledge of medical billing and coding is imperative to perform well in all medical administrative positions.
True
A medical office assistant may also be referred to as a medical receptionist or medical secretary.
True
The payment poster generally reads the explanation of benefits documents from insurance carriers and posts the payments or contractual adjustments to the appropriate patient account.
True
An insurance verification representative will determine the patient's financial responsibility before to services being rendered.
True
Professional membership is an excellent addition to your resume
True
To receive the CPC-H certification, you must have 2 years of work experience and pass the certification exam.
True
The registered health information technician certification is awarded through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
True
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