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Medical Terminology/Insurance HandBook

medical terminology chapters 2 and 3 insurance handbook chapters 1 and 4
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hernia
protrusion of all or part of an organ through the wall of a cavity that contains it.
dilatation
stretching of a structure
carcinoma
another term for cancer
stasis
stopping or controlling
anesthesiology
the branch of medicine concerned with the administration of drugs or agents that produce loss of feeling
gastroenterologist
physician who specializes in intestinal and gastric disorders
benign
opposite of malignant
appendicitis
inflammation of the appendix
tonsillectomy
removal of the tonsils
anti convulsive
an agent that is used to prevent convulsions
bradyphasia
a term that does not contain a prefix that indicates location
melanoma
a malignant, pigmented tumor
tachycardia
increased pulse rate
electrocardiogram
record produced in electrocardiography
true
it is commonplace to find administrative duties shared by a number of specialists in the physicians office
false
in a medical practice, front office duties have lost importance
true
rules of etiquette for e-mail and cell telephone calls fall under the health insurance portability and accountability act.
cash flow
the actual money available to a medical practice.
diagnostic and procedure coding must be reviewed for its correctness and completeness
front office medical duties have become increasingly important because...
billing specialist
is entrusted with holding patients' medical info in confidence, collecting monies, and being a reliable resource.
notify your physician
what should you do if you discover that a patient of your physician employer is under the care of another physician for the same ailment?
eHealth Code of Ethics
internet health care coalition has developed...
Illegal
to report incorrect information to a Medicare fiscal intermediary is...
preregistration
obtaining and recording patient data using a questionnaire before that person's first visit is known as..
true
the key to substantiating procedure and diagnostic code selections for appropriate reimbursement is a supporting medical record.
false
A problem focused examination is more complex than a detailed examination
true
A consultation make take place in a home,office, hospital, or extended care facility.
edit check
a good audit prevention measure to have in place is...
supporting documentation in the health record
the key to substantiating procedure and diagnostic code selections for proper reimbursement is...
patients medical record, appointment book, and the financial record or ledger card.
when a patient fails to return for needed treatment, documentation should be made in...
cross out the incorrect entry, substitute the correct info, date, and initial the entry.
How should a patients medical record be corrected?
final diagnosis, operative notes, & discharge summaries
the official American Hospital Association policy states that "abbreviations should be totally eliminated from the more vital sections of the record, such as the"
comorbidity
underlying diseases or other conditions present at the time of the visit
medical necessity
criteria used by insurance companies when making decisions to limit or deny payment in which medical services or procedures must be justified by the patient's symptoms and diagnosis
family history
review of medical events in the patients family, including diseases that may be hereditary, is know as...
chief complaint
CC stands for...
acute
a disease that runs a short but relatively sever course is referred to as...
chronic
a disease that persists over a long time
within normal limits
WNL is the abbreviation for...