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MAST-1010 Lanier Tech Ch. 2
Legal/Ethic Concerns/Med Office
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The practice of medicine is generally held to mean:
All of these answers apply
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008 prohibits employers from using genetic information when hiring, firing, training, or promoting employees.
Some employment policies are facially neutral, in that they appear to treat all employees equally but have an "adverse" impact on particular protected group. This is known as a disparate impact.
The medical field is regulated by __________medical practice acts and other federal and state regulations.
The FMLA establishes a federal minimum wage, mandates extra pay for overtime work, regulates the employment of children, and is administered by the Department of Labor.
Are employers allowed to test potential employees as part of the hiring process?
Yes, but such tests must be carefully constructed, usually by experts, to ensure that they only measure the skills and abilities necessary to do the job.
Name five situation in the hiring process discussed in the chapter.
Discrimination, pre-employment testing, drug testing, equal opportunity employment, and disparate treatment.
What does "Title IV" of the ADA (telecommunications) provide?
It provides telephone emergency response services for the hearing impaired.
What does HIPAA stand for?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (1996)
What are medical practice acts?
Medical practice acts are passed by state legislatures to establish a state medical board with the authority to control licensing.
Social Security is several different but related programs including:
Retirement and Disability
The federal legislature established for the medical board with the authority to control health care provider licensing
EEOC stands for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. True or False
HITECH encourages and requires the use of various methods of health care ___________ with improved health care as the objective.
Most people 65 year of age or older, rich or poor, are eligible for ___________ coverage. _________ is provided for low-income individuals and is obtainable through local social services or welfare departments.
________law regarding employment interview situations dictates that employers are not allowed to ask questions concerning race, religion, age, or whether a woman is pregnant.
Physicians are required to submit report on a regular basis to various governmental agencies. These reports include all of the following except:
Licensing board has the power to __________a license for reason such as unprofessional conduct, substance abuse, or conviction of a felony.
People join union for many reasons, bu primarily because they:
Are dissatisfied with wages, benefits, or working conditions.
The Federal Age Discrimination Act (FADA) protects the rights of workers under the age of 40.
Protect the public and serve patients interests.
Which statement best describes the regulation for blood-borne pathogens?
Regulations cover both administrative and clinical aspects of practice.
What is Medicare
Medicare is a federal insurance program for people who are entitled to Medicare from their Social Security contributions and payment of premiums.
An EEOC Charge of Discrimination must be filed within _________ days following the incident, unless the facts warrant an exception that extends the period to ______days.
What is Medicaid
Medicaid provides for low -income individuals and is obtainable from local social services or welfare departments.
Ignorance of a law or regulation excuses a medical office professional's violation.
Who administers workers' compensation laws?
What is a "Procedures Manual"?
A procedures manual describes how a task in the job description ;should be carried out.
A job description describes:
The responsibility required of each employee
Name the three federal acts that see to protect various forms of elder abuse
Elder Justice Act (2009)
The Older Americans Act
Elder Abuse Victims Act (2009)
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