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Practice for the NHA /CBCS exam chapters 1-3


The concept that every procedure or service reported to a third-party payer must be linked to a condition code that justifies the procedure or service is called medical

HCPCS level II

Which codes supplement procedure, services and supplies not classified in CPT?

Correcting claims processing errors

Which is a typical responsibility of a health insurance specialist?


Which organization offers a payer certification exam?

Data interchange

The mutual exchange of information between providers and payers is called electronic


Conduct and qualities that characterize a professional person are called


The abbreviation for the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System is


The document submitted by a provider to a third-party payer for the purpose of requesting reimbursement for services provided is an


The process of classifying diagnoses, procedures, and services is called


The process of taking and passing credentialing exams


Which coding system is used for reporting procedures and services in physician offices?


Diagnoses are coded according to


Health insurance specialists play an important role in the ----------- of denied or unpaid claims.

A standardized, machine -readable format

Electronic data interchange is achieved by using


Rules that govern the conduct of members of a profession are called

remittance advice

The notice received by a provider from a payer that contains payment information for a claim is the

independent contractor

A coding consultant who is paid by a practice to assist the coding and billing staff would most likely be classified as an

errors and omission insurance

Which is another name for professional liability insurance?


Physician offices should bond employees who have which responsibility?


What term is another word for stealing money?


A customer was severely injured in a grocery store when a pallet of soda cans toppled onto him. What insurance would be billed for the customers medical care?

Workers' compensation

What type of insurance provides financial and medical benefits for an injured employee?


Health information management professionals can achieve certification by successfully passing an exam offered by which professional association?


the Study of the body and its structures is


The study of diseases processes and abnormalities of the body is


Data entry of insurance information is important because ------------ are rejected by insurance companies if data are missing erroneous


A patient was diagnosed with asthma. which coding system is used to report this condition on a claim?


The type of health care that helps individuals avoid health and injury problems is

Federal Employees' Compensation Act

In1916, the ---------- replaced the 1908 workers' compensation legislation, and civilian employees of federal government were provided medical care, survivors' benefits and compensation for lost wages.


During World War II, the government restricted the wages employers could offer employees; thus, employers began offering which of the following to their employees?

group practice

When three or more doctors deliver health care and make joint use of equipment, supplies, and personnel,this is called a


Which coding system is used to report procedures and services on physician office insurance claims?


Which is a government-sponsored health program that provides benefits to low income patients?


The specified amount of annual out-of-pocket expenses for covered healthcare services that the insured must pay annually for health care is called the


The standard claim developed by CMS and used to report procedures and services delivered by physicians is called the


The world Health Organization originally developed which coding system in 1948?


The act passed in 1997 that resulted in the development of coding compliance programs by the federal government is the


The act passed in 1996 that had had a great impact on confidentiality, electronic information transmission, and standardization is the


The veterans Healthcare Expansion Act of 1973 authorized Veterans Affairs to establish --------------- to provide healthcare benefits for dependents of veterans rated as 100 percent permanently and totally disabled as a result of service connected condition, veterans who died as a result of service- connected conditions, and veterans who died on duty with less than 30 days of active service.


the ambulatory payment classification prospective payment system is used to reimburse claims for what services?


The percentage of cost a patient shares with the health plan is the


The health Maintenance Organization Assistance Act of ------- authorized federal grants and loans to private organizations that wished to develop health maintenance organizations which are responsible for providing healthcare services to subscribers in a given geographic area for a fixed fee.

Cost -based

The Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System includes a patient classification system that reflects differences inpatient resources use and costs, replacing the -------- payment systems with a per Diem IPF PPS


The Standard Unique Health Identifier for Health Care Providers, or National Provider (NPI) identifier was implemented in

Administer healthcare plans and process claims

What is the purpose of third- party administrators?


The federal legislation passed in 1981 that expanded the Medicare and Medicaid programs was

Physician work, practice expense, and malpractice insurance expense

Which three components constitute the RBRVS payment system?


In which year was the first recognized commercial insurance company policy developed in the united states?

Blue Cross

An official from Baylor University in Dallas developed what is recognized now as the first ---------------- plan.

Group health insurance

Insurance that is available through employers, labor unions, consumed health cooperatives, and other organizations are

Major medical

The type of insurance that provides coverage for catastrophic or prolonged illnesses and injuries is

Fee schedule

A provider's list of predetermined payments for healthcare services to patients is known as the

case management

Which term describe the process of developing patient care plans for the coordination and provision of care for complicated cases in a cost-effective manner?

Measures and evaluates the quality of managed care plan's performance.

The national Committee on Quality Assurance is a nonprofit organization that


Employees and dependents who joint a managed care plan are called


Mandates are


The review for appropriateness and necessity of care provided to patients, prior to the administration of care or retrospectively, is called

closed panel

Which act or amendment to the HMO offers subscribes healthcare services by physicians who remain in their individual office setting?

COBRA of 1985

Which act or amendment established an employee's right to continue healthcare coverage beyond a schedule benefit termination date?

Federally qualified HMOs could permit members to occasionally use non-HMO providers and be partially reimbursed.

The 1988 amendment to the HMO Act 1973 added which provision?

to make available capitated healthcare services to medicare beneficiaries.

A risk contract is defined as an arrangement among healthcare providers

federally qualified

If an HMO has met the federal standards established in the HMO Act of 1973, the HMO can be

pay higher out-of-pocket costs

If a plan allows enrollees to seek care from non-network providers . what effects will have on the enrollee who sees a non-network provider? the enrollee will


Illegal wording in a managed care contract that prohibits a provider from discussing all possible treatment options with a patient is an--------clause.

exclusive provider organization

Which type of managed care plan provides benefits to subscribers if they receive services only from network providers?

closed panel

A medical group that has been specially formed to serve a particular HMO is part of what type of HMO?


The newly emerging health plan that focuses on asking employees to be more responsible for healthcare decisions and cost- sharing is the ----------- health plan.

sub- capitation

when a provider receives a fixed amount to provide only the care that an individual needs from that provider, this is known as a --------- payment.

risk pool

When a number of people are grouped for insurance purposes, this is known as an

flexible benefit plan

a triple option plan can also be known as a cafeteria plan or a

managed care

Which combines healthcare delivery with financing of services provided?

Medicare Modernization Act

Which 2003 legislation allows tax deductions for amounts contributed to a health savings account?

utilization review organization

Managed care plans can contract with an outside vendor to establish and maintain a utilization management program. The plan can contract with a TPA or with a


The voluntary process that a healthcare facility or organization undergoes to demonstrate that it has most requirements beyond those required by law is called

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