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The primary purpose of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is ____.
to maintain and improve the quality of medical care and to certify doctors in various specialties
Which of the following specialists reads electrocardiograms (ECGs) for hospital laboratories?
A physician who diagnoses and treats diseases of the kidney, bladder, and urinary system is a(n) ____.
Cara is a medical assistant who is interested in pursuing a career in medical coding. She tells you that she is a member of AAMA, but she would like to find a professional organization that is more closely aligned with her career goals. Which professional organization would you recommend to Cara?
American Association of Professional Coders
A registered nurse who graduated from a 2-year junior college nursing program is a(n) ____.
associate degree nurse
A medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with conditions resulting from an unexpected medical crisis or accident is ____.
A physician who diagnoses and treats diseases of the skin, hair, and nails is a(n) ____.
Which of the following physicians are considered generalists who treat all types and ages of patients?
A physician who treats patients with cancer is a(n) ____.
An allied health professional who prepares frozen sections of dissected body tissues is a ____.
The baby boom that occurred from 1946 to 1964 caused which of the following healthcare trends?
increase in aging population
The study and recording of the electrical activity of the brain is called ____.
The term "primary care physicians" refers to ____.
physicians who oversee patients' long-term healthcare
Routine tasks such as maintaining patient profiles in a pharmacy's computer are performed by a ____.
A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) is a registered nurse who ____.
has completed an additional program recognized by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
A medical assistant who assists in a dialysis unit probably works with which of the following types of physicians?
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of problems and diseases of older adults is ____.
A graduate of a 3-year nursing program that is designed as a cooperative program between a community college and participating hospital is a(n) ____.
diploma graduate nurse
A physician who studies the changes a disease produces in the cells, fluids, tissues, and processes of the entire body is a(n) ____.
Radiology is the branch of medical science that ____.
uses X-rays and radioactive substances to diagnose and treat disease
Insurance companies refer to which group of physicians as primary care physicians?
Family practitioners and internists
Which of the following healthcare professionals assists registered nurses and physicians by observing patients and reporting changes in their conditions?
Licensed practical nurse
On-the-job training qualifies this member of the healthcare team to perform direct patient care under the supervision of the nursing staff.
A healthcare professional who works under the direction of a physician and manages emergencies that occur away from the medical setting is a(n) ____.
emergency medical technician
Ronnie likes her medical assisting job well enough, but she finds office work a little boring. She has a lot of energy as well as compassion for people who are suffering. Her supervisor has complimented her on her ability to keep a "cool head" under pressure. Ronnie is looking for a career that will allow her to help people who are injured or ill, but also offer more variety and excitement than her current job. Which of the following specialty careers might suit Ronnie?
Emergency medical technician
The main construct of HIPAA as it applies to privacy is:
Informed consent documents should be:
filed in the patient's chart.
A law is defined as:
rule of conduct.
What policy should all offices follow regarding documentation?
If it is not written down, then it wasn't done.
Patients tend to sue their physicians for which of the following reason(s)?
All of these are correct
A lawsuit can be prevented by:
showing sincere empathy and using good communication skills.
The acronym HIPAA stands for:
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Computers in the medical office that contain PHI must:
be placed in an area where other patients cannot see the screen.
An example of an implied contract would be a/an:
patient coming into the office for care.
To ensure patient information is kept confidential when faxing information, the medical assistant should:
All of these are correct.
A standard of behavior with a concept of right and wrong beyond the legal considerations is called
The two types of law that pertain to healthcare professionals are
Civil law and criminal law
The physician's responsibility within the physician-patient contract includes all of the following EXCEPT:
Treating every patient seeking care
Cases in which a person believes that a medical professional did not perform an essential action or performed an improper one, thus harming
the patient, may result in
Charges of medical negligence
Under the ___________________ words uttered to a patient by the medical assistant can be said to be the responsibility of the
Law of agency
The process used by various organizations, including insurance carriers, to ensure that healthcare providers are appropriately qualified to
provide services and meet all the necessary requirements to do so is called
Which of the federal acts passed by Congress was passed to improve the quality of medical care nationwide?
Incidents and diseases, although normally considered confidential, that must be reported to federal, state, or local agencies come under the
Issues relating to medical advances come under the heading of
Which practice model provides the most legal protection for the physicians who form the practice?
Speaking in such a way as to negatively influence others against an individual is an example of
defamation of character.
The National Practitioner Data Bank was established in 1986 by the ____.
Health Care Quality Improvement Act
Which of the following is a correct way for a medical assistant to contact a partner of a patient with a sexually transmitted disease?
Make the contact in person but ask where you can talk privately.
For two parties to enter into an agreement, or contract, both must be capable of understanding the terms and conditions. This is referred to as ____.
A written court order addressed to a specific person, requiring that person's presence in court at a specific time, is a(n) ____.
Mrs. Higgins is in the office because of a severe sinus infection, and the physician orders an antibiotic injection. Jerome, the office assistant, prepares the injection, but when Mrs. Higgins sees the needle, she exclaims, "No! You are not going to stick me with that needle!" Jerome replies soothingly, "It's for your own good, Mrs. Higgins" and proceeds to give the shot. Jerome is guilty of ____.
The proper way to make a correction in a medical record is to ____.
draw a line through the incorrect information so it is still legible, and write the correct information above it
For which of the following services is it ethical for a physician to bill?
An office visit
Kelley has been diagnosed with HIV, and has agreed to allow you to inform her current and former partners. The first few calls go well, but when you call Paul, he demands to know who is spreading ugly rumors about him. Which of the following is an appropriate response?
"I'm sorry, that information is strictly confidential."
Which of the following is the appropriate way for the medical assistant working in a physician's office to leave a message for patients at their place of employment?
Leave a message that the patient's doctor's office is calling
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