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condition in which there is a lack of mature red cells due to inability to absorb vitamin B12 into the body
what do benign tumors tend to do?
tends to stay incapsilated (dont move) develop slowly, resemble tissue of origin, less aggressive
what do malignant tumors tend to do?
tends to be more aggresive, invasive in the body and faster growing, enters blood stream and leads to tumor growth in other areas
what most accurately describes the orderly steps in making a diagnosis
medical history, physical examination, diagnostic tests, and determining treatment and prognosis
pathologic conditions involve measurable changes in normal structer and function that threaten the INTERNAL STABILITY OF THE BODY
the normal protective physiologic response to tissue injury and diseases are what?
smoking, drinking, nutrition, and lack of exercise are examples of what?
lifestyle predisposing factors
what is osteopathy?
alternative medicine - emphasize stumulation of the body's natural processes as a means to promote healing and well being
does products lacking FDA approval mean ingredients listed outside the bottle may not be inside the bottle or on the amount listed
what is the 9 digit number required by business to serve as their taxpayer indentifying number?
employer identification number (EIN)
what are the services that typically require preauthorization or precertification?
what must happen befor the health insurance professional can complete and submit a health insurance claim?
proofread claim to avoid errors
what should a health insurance professional do first when a coordination of benefits situation exists?
verify which payer is primary and which is secondary
are sevices in pathology/ laboratory provided by a physician and/or by technologists under responsible supervision of a physician?
a sample of tissue from a suspect area can be further divided into which of the following?
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