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The largest bone of the body is the


An example of a "ball and socket" joint is the


Muscles are attached to bones by

shorter and thicker

When a muscle contracts, it becomes


Growth hormone is produced in the

assist glucose into the cells

The function of insulin is to

renal pelvis

The cavity within the kidney that collects urine is the


The kidneys are located behind the

fallopian tube

The site of fertilization is usually the


Sperm and egg cell maturity begin at

duodenum, jejunum, and ileum

The three sections of the small intestine are the


The internal folds of the stomach are known as


The vitamin produced by the normal flora of the colon in amounts sufficient to meet a person's daily need, is vitamin


A nerve impulse is carried across a synapse by

cerebral cortex

The gray matter on the surface of the cerebral hemispheres is called the


During swallowing, the larynx is covered by the


The part of the pharynx that is a passageway for air only is the


The left ventricle of the heart send blood out through which artery?

fibrous pericardium

The outermost of the pericardial membranes is the


The protein in epidermal cells that makes the skin relatively waterproof is


The outer layer of the skin is the

inner ear

The receptors for hearing and equilibrium are located in the


The thin membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the white of the eye is the


The abnormal lateral curvature of the spine that is often congenital in origin is

a comminuted fracture

A type of bone fracture producing many bone fragments is


An abnormal scare formation is

protection from light

Bilirubin specimens require what special preparation


A genetic disorder characterized by the inability of the blood to clot properly is

vitamin A

Night blindness may be caused by a deficiency of


A deficiency of vitamin B12 leads to which type of anemia?


Which of the following is the most common eye condition associated with agin?


The combining form that means "red" is


The combining form "hist/o" means


The suffix meaning "inflammation" is

any disfunction of the brain

Encephalopathy is defined as


The medical term for inflammation of the liver is

a muscle

The term "myotomy" means incision into


Which one of the following is a water-soluble vitamin?

four times per day

The abbreviation "QID" means


The abbreviation for "prescription" is


Which of the following is the correct spelling of the term meaning inflammation of the tonsils?

Blood test

A patient's implied consent usually covers which one of the following procedures?

through electronic data exchange

HIPAA requires covered entities to submit Medicare claims

Suspected child abuse

The law requires that which one of the following be reported to the appropriate authorities?

electronic exchange of patient information

The purpose of HIPAA security standards is to set national standards for safeguarding the confidentiality of

civil and criminal liability

The purpose of the Good Samaritan Act is to protect healthcare providers rendering First Aid from

fee splitting

If a physician accepts payment from another physician solely for the referral of a patient, both are guilty of

define what is included in the practice of medicine

Medical Practice Acts are laws enacted to


The technique used to let a patient know how you interpreted the message he or she is communicating is called


Positioning or sitting behind a desk communicates the message of

is unable to perform previous occupational duties

The term "total permanent impairment" means that the patient

Using "Rule Out" diagnoses

Which one of the following is an insurance claim processing error?

coordination of benefits

A "non-duplication of benefits" is also called


Claims for Medicaid patients enrolled in a managed care plan are paid according to what fee schedule?

a pre-existing conditions waiver.

The policy describing a period of non-coverage for conditions diagnosed prior to the issuance of an insurance benefit plan is called

are responsible for a portion of the fee.

Medicare patients treated by a non-participating physician

prescription medical equipment

Medicare part B covers

occupational injuries

Workers' Compensation insurance provides benefits for

80% of the approved amount.

Accepting assignment on a Medicare claim means that the physician is compensated


An example of a Medicare HCPCS code number is

prevailing fee.

A range of usual fees in the same community is the

is against federal guidelines

The routine waiving of co-payments


Claims with a signed assignment of benefits are paid to the

itemized statement

The notice sent to the patient showing the amount owed to the physician is called the

a percentage of each amount collected

The cost to a physician for the services of a collection agency is usually

refer all inquires to the collection agency

Once a delinquent account has been turned over to a collection agency, the physician's office should

estate of the deceased.

The final statement for services rendered to a deceased patient should be addressed to the

document the failed appointment in the patient's chart

When a patient fails to keep an appointment the medical assistant should

leave unassigned slots in the appointment schedule

The method used to accommodate appointments for minor emergencies in the physician's office is to

All transactions balance with the end of day journal

Which one of the following represents a successful "trial balance?"

for small incidental items.

The petty fund maybe used

that have not cleared the bank

When reconciling a bank account the "outstanding checks" are those


Which one of the following is an acceptable patient check?

Insurance write-offs

Which of the following entries are recorded in the adjustment column?

age analysis

Summaries identifying which patient accounts are 30, 60, 90, and 120 days overdue include

service charge

Banking fees will appear on a monthly statement in the form of a

net profit of $2,000

If the total income for one month is $17,500 and the total expenses for the same month are $$15,500, the profit and loss statement would show a

retain it with canceled checks, in numeric order

To properly void a check write "VOID" across the front and


"For deposit only" is an example of what type of endorsement?

submit a form to the court trustee

When a bankruptcy notice is received in the office it is beneficial to


The name that follows the words "Pray to the order of" on a check is the


What regulatory body is responsible for monitoring the observance of Standard Precautions guidelines?

below the elbows

When performing medical aseptic hand washing, the hands should be positioned


Microorganisms may be transmitted by each of the following EXCEPT


According to Standard Precautions quidelines, personal protective equipment MUST be worn whenever there is contact with

destruction of all microbial life

Sterilization is the


The most effective method of sterilization is

allow items to dry

The autoclave chamber door is slightly opened at the end of the autoclave cycle to


Cold sterilization is achieved through the use of

control bleeding

A hemostat is used to

hold tissue

Forceps are used to

at the heart level

When obtaining a patient's blood pressure, the patient's are should be


The tympanic thermometer is inserted into the

60-80 bets per minute

The average pulse for an adult at rest is in the range of


The most common arterial site for obtaining an adult pulse is

60 secounds

To obtain the most accurate rate, respirations should be counted for


The knee-chest position is used for examination of the


The method used to perform a breast examination is


The "Snellen Chart" is used to test

a sphygmomanometer

The instrument pictured blow is


The position pictured below is the

45 degrees

The angle for a subcutaneous injection is

Gluteus medius

The correct site for an adult IM injection is the

2.0 ML

The physician orders 1 Gram of a medication for injection. On hand is 0.5 Grams per mL. How many mL will be administered?


A drug used to relieve pain is an

needle holder and scissors

Instruments required by the physician for a basic suture set-up include


For minor surgical procedures, acceptable skin cleansing agents include all of the following EXCEPT


Which one of the following isNOT a physical therapy modality?

Culture and sensitivity

Which one of the following tests identifies the organism associated with urinary tract infection?


Staphylococci are the primary causative pathogen for which one of the following diseases?


A urine pregnancy test checks for the presence of


The "universal donor" has blood type

immune response

Which one of the following is a highly specific host defense mechanism?


A urine specimen collected over a specific period of time for quantitive analysis is

physical, chemical, and microscopic

The major components of a routine urinalysis are


When performing a sedimentation rate, the Wintrobe or Westergren tube is filled to the level marked

dilution of the sample with tissue fluid

Excessive squeezing around a capillary puncture sie will cause

Sitting in a chair

Of the following, what is the most appropriate patient position for a venipuncture?


In electrocardiography, the electrode used as ground is

once a year

Fire extinguishers must be inspected and recharged, if necessary,


A marked drop in blood pressure is found with

direct pressure

The first step in controlling bleeding is

place the patient supine with legs elevated.

The appropriate first response to a syncope episode is to

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