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Notes, papers, and memos regarding patient information should be disposed of using a shredding device


Confidentiality between the physician and the patient is automatically waived when the patient is being treated in a workers' compensation case


A patient has the right to obtain a copy of his or her confidential health information


The Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) detects improperly coded claims through the use of computer edits


Confidential information includes:

a. everything that is HEARD about a patient
b. everything that is READ about a patient
c. everything that is SEEN regarding a patient.
d. ALL OF THE ABOVE(answer)

What action could happen if an employee knowingly submits a fraudulent Medicare or Medicaid claim at the direction of the employer and subsequently the medical practice is audited?

The employee and the employer could be brought into litigation by the state or federal gov't

Nonprivileged information consists of ordinary ____ unrelated to the treatment of the patient


Stealing money that has been entrusted to one's care is known as


The HIPAA amendments to the Criminal False Claims Act cover what four areas?

-false statement
-obstruction of criminal investigation

List five of the disciplinary standards resulting from misconduct.


List three things that can be done to avoid having patients hear confidential information regarding other patients.

-wait to dictate
-avoid phone conversations
-move dictation station

Insurance is considered a federally regulated industry


If the physician no longer wishes to treat an HMO or a PPO patient, termination is handled according to the same method that is used when discharging patients who are insured under private insurance


State laws may bar the use of a signature stamp


Most legal issues of private health insurance claims fall under

civil law

In health insurance, the insured is also known as

a. the subscriber
b. the member
c. the policyholder
d. ALL OF THE ABOVE (answer)

If a child has health insurance coverage from two parents, according to the birthday law:

the health plan of the person whose birthday (month & day) falls earlier in the calendar year will pay first

Conditions that existed and were treated before the health insurance policy was issued are called


An insurance policy is a legally enforceable agreement called a:


The amount that must be paid each year by the insured before policy benefits begin is known as the:


When the insured is required to pay a percentage of the covered services' costs, this is referred to as:


Duplicates of all insurance claim forms are retained in the office pending file, also called a suspense, follow-up, or ____ file.


The term for tapping the body with the fingertips or fist to evaluate internal organs or to evaluate fluid in a body cavity is:


The number of breaths per minute is the:

respiration rate

A term for objective evidence of disease is:


Subjective evidence as perceived by the patient is a:


a tumor :


disappearance of the characteristics of malignant tissue :


pertaining to therapy :


predicted outcome of a disease :


which of the following statements is true of endocrine glands

they are ductless

The four main types of tissue are

connective, epithelial, muscular, and nervous

The term that means uppermost or situated above is :


Which of the following body cavities contains the brain


Immunoglobulins that are formed to act against foreign cells or substances are called


able to walk


within a cell


stands for

Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act

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