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Insurance & Coding Specialist Review book

Medical Insurance and Billing Procedures 1
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In order to work competently as a medical claims specialist in a physician's office, opne needs
to know procedural and diagnostic coding
In addition to medical data, the medical record may include
a. personal data
b. financial data
c. social data
d. all answers are correct

d. all answers are correct
Medical ethics will typically address standards of
conduct
Everything that a medical claims specialist learns about a patient's condition must remain
confidential
Which of the following skills would NOT be required for accurate filing of claims?
Computer programming
All of the following are expected as part of a professional image EXCEPT
a strong pleasant fragrance
If an error is made in a patient's chart, what should be done to the incorrect information prior to adding the correct information nearby
Draw a single line through it
Which of the following is NOT typical knowledge expected of an insurance billing specialist?
How to repair a fax machine
A legally enforceable document composed by an insurance company describing an agreement is a
policy
The patient- physician contract begins when the
physician agrees to treat the patient
Scanners for directly reading claims into a computer's memory are called
OCR devices
When a fax is used to transmit medical records, the patient must sign a
release
Who should interpret reports and laboratory tests to the patient?
The physician
According to income tax regulations, accounting records should be kept for
4 years
A writ requiring the appearance of a person at a trial or other proceeding is a
subpoena
Precautions for use of a physician's signature stamp include all but which of the following?
It should be available to all employees
An insurance billing specialist should be able to do all but which of the following
Advise patients which insurance companies offer the best insurance
When physicians evaluate other physicians, this process is called
peer review
The following are names of parts of a computer EXCEPT
transcriber
ROM and RAM refer to a computer's
memory
A transmission device for sending electronic data is called a
modem
Which of the following IS NOT an area of expected expertise for the medical billing specialist
Counseling
The following should be condsidered wshen selecting and setting up a computer system EXCEPT
decor
Medical ethics has to do with
making right and wrong decisions
Computer data regarding patient medical records is considered
confidential
A destructive computer program that attaches itself to other programs is called an
virus
Backing- up refers to
saving data
A 1099 form is used to report income to the
IRS
Computer memory can be measured in
bytes
A self- employed billing specialist will need all of the following for successful start- up EXCEPT which one?
Casual attitude toward customers
A slef- employed claims processor might expect to invest in a new _______ for business.
computer
Self- employed insurance billing specialists can deduct all but which one of the following expenses from their income taxes?
Social entertaining
If a self- employed insurance specialist plans to use a business name, he or she must
file a DBA form
Brains of a computer which control memory and processing functions are called the
CPU
Intentional misrepresentation of facts in order to deceive or mislead others is
fraud
A separate part of a computer keyboard that handles numerical functions only is a
keypad
Storage in a computer is called
memory
A list of items displayed on a computer screen from which the operator can choose a function is termed a
menu
Memory that allows data to be stored and retrieved by specification is called
RAM