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RMA Practice Exam

Review for RMA

The largest bone in the body is the 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 hormone 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 renal pelvis
The kidneys are located behind the peritoneum
The site of fertilization is usually the fallopian tubes
Sperm and egg cell maturity begin at puberty
The three sections of the small intestine are duodenum, jejunum, 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 K
A nerve impulse is carried across a synapse by a neurotransmitter
The gray matter on the surface of the cerebral hemispheres is called 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 nasopharnyx
The left ventricle of the heart sends blood out through which artery aorta
The outermost of the pericardial membranes is the fibrous pericardium
The protein in epidermal cells that makes the skin relatively waterproof is keratin
The outer layer of the skin is the epidermis
The receptors of 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 origin 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 inability 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
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
Encephalomegaly is defined as swelling of the brain
The medical term for inflammation of the liver is hepatitis
The term "myotomy" means incision into a muscle
A water-soluble vitamin C
The abbreviation "QID" means four times per day
The abbreviation for "prescription" is Rx
Correct spelling of the term meaning inflammation of the tonsils Tonsillitis
A patient's implied consent usually covers which one of the following procedures? Blood test
HIPPA requires covered entities to submit Medicare claims through electronic data exchange
The law requires that which one of the following be reported to the appropriate authorities? suspected child abuse
The purpose of HIPPA security standards is to set national standards for safeguarding the confidentiality of electronic exchange of patient information
The purpose of the Good Samaritan Act is to protect healthcare providers rendering First Aid from civil and criminal liability
If a physician accepts payment from another physician 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 acknowledge
The term "total permanent impairment" means the patient is unable to perform previous occupational duties
An insurance claim processing error? Using "rule 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 means that the physician is compensated 80% of the approved amount
An example of Medicare HCPCS code number is J0540
A range of usual fees in the same community is the customary 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 usually 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 renders to a deceased patient should be addressed to 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 accommodate appointments for minor emergencies in the physicians office is to leave unassigned slots in the appointment book
Which one of the following represents a successful "trial balance" all transactions balance with the end of the 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
An acceptable patient check? Certified
Which of the following entries are recorded in the adjustment column? insurance write-offs
Summaries identifying which patient accounts are 30, 60, 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 month are $15,500, the profit and loss statements would show a net profit of $2,000
To properly void a check write "VOID" across the front and retain it with cancelled checks, in numeric 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 word "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 hand washing, the hands should be positioned below the elbows
Microorganisms may be transmitted by each of the following EXCEPT 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 effective method of sterilization is autoclaving
The autoclaving door is slightly open at the end of the autoclave cycle to allow the 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 patients arm should be at level of the heart
The tympanic thermometer is inserted into the ear
The average pulse for an adult at 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 accurate rate, respirations should be counted for 60 seconds
The knee-chest position is used for examination 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 on hand. How many mL will 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 of the following EXCEPT acetone
NOT a physical therapy modality? immobilization
Test that identifies the organism associated with urinary tract infection (UTI)? Culture and sensitivity
Staphylococci are the primary causative pathogen for which disease Acne/boils
A urine pregnancy test checks for the presence of HCG
The "universal donor" has blood type O-
A highly specific host defense mechanism? Immune response
A urine specimen collected 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 10 mm
Excessive squeezing around a capillary puncture site will cause dilution of the sample with tissue fluid
Most appropriate patient position for a venipuncture? sitting in a chair
In electrocardiography, the electrode used as a ground is RL
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 appropriate first response to a syncope episode is to place the patient supine with legs elevated
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