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RMA Practice Exam (Final)

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The largest bone of the body is
femur
An example of a "ball and socket" joint is the
hip
Muscles are attached to bones by
tendons
When a muscle contracts, it becomes
Shorter and thicker
Growth horomone is produced in the
pituitary
The function of insulin is to
assist glucose into the cells
The cavity within the kidney that collects urine is the
renal pelvis
The kidneys are located behind the
peritoneum.
The site of fertilization is usually the
fallopian tube
Sperm and egg cell maturity begin at
puberty
The three sections of the small intestine are the
duodenum, jejunem and ileum
The internal folds of the stomach are known as
rugae
The vitamin produced by the normal flora of the colon in amounts sufficient to meet a person's daily need, is vitamin
K
Anerve impulse is carried across a synapse by
a neurotransmitter
The gray matter on the surface of the cerebral hemispheres is called the
cerebral cortex
During swallowing, the larynx is covered by the
epiglottis
The part of the pharynx that is a passageway for air only is the
nasopharynx
The left ventricle of the heart sends blood out through which artery?
arorta
The outermost of the pericardial membrane is the
fibrous pericardium
The protein in epidermal cells that makes the skin relatively waterproof is
keatin
The outer layer of the skin is the
epidermis
The receptors for hearing and equilibrium are located in the
inner ear
The thin membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the white of the eye is the
conjunctiva
The abnormal lateral curvature of the spine that is often congenital in orgin is
scoliosis
A type of bone fracture producing many bone fragments is
a comminuted fracture
An abnormal scar formation is
keloid
Bilirubin specimens require what special preparation?
protection from light
A genetic disorder characterized by the unability of the blood to clot properly is
hemophilia
Night blindness may be caused by a deficiency of
vitamin A
A deficiency of vitamin B12 leads to which type of anemia?
Pernicious
Which of the following is the most common eye condition associated with aging?
presbyopia
The combining form that means "red" is
erythro
The combining form "hist/o" means
tissue
The suffix meaning "inflammation" is
itis
Encephalopathy is defined as
any dysfunction of the brain
The medical term for inflammation of the liver is
hapatitis
The term "myotomy" means incision into
a muscle
Which one of the following is a water-soluble vitamin?
E K C D
C
The abbreviation "QID" means
four times a day
The abbreviation for "prescription" is
Rx
What is the correct spelling of the term meaning inflammation of the tonsils?
tonsillitis
A patient's implied consent ususally covers what type of procedure?
blood test
HIPAA requires covered entities to submit Medicare claims
through electronic data exchange
The law requires that which one of the following be reported to the appropiate authorities?
Suspected child abuse
The purpose of HIPAA security standards is to set standards for safeguarding the confidentiality of
electronic exchange of patient information
The purpose of the Good Samaritan Act is to protect healthcare provides rendering First Aid from
civil and criminal liability
If a physician accepts payment from another physician solely for the referral of a patient, both are guilty of
fee splitting
Medical Practice Acts are laws enacted to
define what is included in the practice of medicine
The technique used to let a patient know how you interpreted the message he or she is communicating is called
restating
Positioning or sitting behind a desk communicates the message of
authority
The term "total permanent impairment" means that the patient
is unable to perform previous occupational duties
Which one of the following is an insurance claim processing error?
using "ruled-out" diagnosis
A "non-duplication of benefits" is also called
coordination of benefits
claims for Medicaid patients enrolled in a managed care plan are paid according to what fee schedule?
capitated
The policy describing a period of non-coverage for conditions diagnosed prior to the issuance of an insurance benefit plan is called
a pre-existing conditions waiver
Medicare patients treated by a non-participating physician
are responsible for a portion of the fee
Medicare Part B covers
prescription medical equipment
Worker's Compensation insurance provides benefits for
occupational injuries
Accepting assignment on a Medicare claim mean that the physician is compensated
80% of the approved amount
An example of Medicare HCPCS code number is
J0540 (a letter followed by four numbers)
A range of usual fees in the same community is
prevailing fee
The routine waiving of co-payments
is against federal guidelines
Claims with a signed assignment of benefits are paid to the
physician
The notice sent to the patient showing the amount owed to the physician is called the
itemized statement
The cost to a physician for the services of a collection agency is uaually
a percentage of each amount collected
Once a delinquent account has been turned over to a collection agency, the physician's office should
refer all inquiries to the collection agency
The final statement for services rendered to a deceased patient should be addressed to the
estate of the deceased
When a patient fails to keep an appointment the medical assistant should
document the failed appointment in the patient's chart
The method used to accomodate appointments for minor emergencies in the physician's office is to
leave unassigned slots in the appointment schedule
Which one of the following represents a successful "trial balance"
all transactions balance with the end of day journal
The petty cash fund may be used
for small incidental items
When reconciling a bank account the "outstanding checks" are those
that have not cleared the bank
Which one of the following is an acceptable patient check?
certified
Which of the following enteries are recorded in the adjustment colimn?
insurance write-offs
Summaries identifying which patient accounts are 30, 60, 90, and 120 days overdue include
age analysis
Banking fees will appear on a monthly statement in the form of a
service charge
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
net profit of $2,000
To properly void a check write "void" across the front and
retain it with canceled checks, in numerical order
"For deposit only" is an example of what type of endorsement?
restrictive
When a bankruptcy notice is received in the office it is beneficial to
submit a form to the court trustee
The name that follows the words "pay to the order of" on a check is the
payee
What regulatory body is responsible for monitoring the observance of Standard Precautions guidelines?
OSHA
When performing medical aseptic handwashing, the hands should be positioned
below the elbows
Microorganisms may be transmitted by each of the following EXCEPT
fomites vectors droplets asepsis
asepsis
According to Standard Precautions guidelines, personal protective equipment MUST be worn whenever there is contact with
blood
Sterilization is the
destruction of all microbial life
The most eddective method of sterilization is
autoclaving
The autoclave door is slightly opened at the end of the autoclave cycle to
allow items to dry
Cold sterilization is achieved through the use of
chemicals
A hemostat is used to
control bleeding
Forceps are used to
hold tissue
When obtaining a patient's blood pressure, the patient's arm should be
at the level of the heart
The tympanic thermometer is inserted into the
ear
The average pulse for an adult ar rest is in the range of
60-80 beats per minute
The most common arterial site for obtaining an adult pulse is
radial
To obtain the most acurate rate, respirations should be counted for
60 seconds
The knee-chest position is used for examintion of the
rectum
The method used to perform a breast examination is
palpation
The "Snellen Chart" is used to test
sight
The angle for a subcutaneous injection is
45 degrees
The correct site for an adult IM injection is the
gluteus medius
The physician orders 1 Gram of a medication for injection. On hand is 0.5 Grams per mL. How many mL with be administered?
2.0 mL
A drug used to relieve pain is an
analgesic
Instruments required by the physician for a basic suture set-up include
needle holder and scissors
For minor surgical procedures, acceptable skin cleansing agents include all the following EXPECT
acetone
Which of the following is NOT a physical therapy modality?
immobilization
Which of the following tests identifies the organism associated with a urinary tract infection?
culture and senitivity
Staphylococci are primary causative pathogen for which of the following diseases?
acne/boils
A urine pregnancy test checks for the presence of
HCG
The "universal donor" has blood type
O -
Which of the following is a highly specific host defense mechanism?
Immune response
A urine specimen collexted over a specific period of time for quantitative analysis is
timed
The major components of a routine urinalysis are
physical, chemical, and microscopic
When performing a sedimentation rate, the Wintrobe or Westergren tube is filled to the level marked
0mm
Excessive squeezing around a capillary puncture site will cause
dilution of the sample with tissue fluid
What is the most appropiate patient position for a venipuncture?
sitting in a chair
In electrocardiography, the electrode used as a ground is
RL (right leg)
Fire extinguishers must be inspected and recharged, if necessary,
once a year
A marked drop in blood pressure is found with
shock
The first step in controlling bleeding is
direct pressure
The appropiate first response to a syncope episode is to
place the patient supine with legs elevated