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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

respiration rate

number of breaths per minute


term for objective evidence of a disease


subjective evidence as perceived by the patient


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


a tumor


disappearance of the characteristics of malignant tissue


pertaining to therapy


predicted outcome of a disease

connective epithelial muscular nervous

four main types of tissue

they are ductless

what is true of endocrine glands


term that means uppermost or situated above


what body cavity contains the brain


immunoglobulins that are formed to act against foreign cells or substances


able to walk


in front and above


pertaining to the spine


if the physician no longer wishes to treat a 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

civil law

most legal issues of private health insurance claims fall under what law

policy holder subscriber member

in health insurance the insured is known as what

the health plan of the person whose birthday falls earlier in the calender year will pay first

if a child has health insurance coverage from two parents, according to birthday law


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


insurance policy is a legally enforceable agreement called what


the amount that must be paid each year by the insured before policy benefits begin


when the insured is required to pay a percentage of the covered services' costs

tickler file

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


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


the 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

everything that is head, read and seen about or regarding a patient.

gunshot wounds child abuse extremely contagious diseases

confidentiality is automatically waived in cases of

the employee and employer could be brought into litigation by the state or federal government

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


nonpriviledged information consists of ordinary_____unrelated to the treatment of the patient


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

theft false statement fraud obstruction

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

verbal warning written warning suspension probation demotion termination criminal prosecution

list five of the disciplinary standards resulting from misconduct

privacy glass wait to dictate avoid phone conversations

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

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