29.   What code would be assigned for a tube pericardiostomy?


A. 33015

B. 33050

C. 33026

D. 33210

30.   HCPCS modifier –E2 indicates that the patient had a surgical procedure performed on the


A. upper left eyelid.

B. upper right eyelid.

C. lower left eyelid.

D. lower right eyelid.

31.   Providers that receive reimbursement after health care services have been provided are being compensated under the _______ system.



B. capitation

C. retrospective payment

D. prospective payment

32.   What happens when HIPAA rules conflict with state law?


A. The interpretation of HIPAA rules is left to the physician’s discretion.

B. The Supreme Court’s decision becomes final in binding arbitration.

C. Conflicting state rules are overridden by federal law.

D. State laws overrule federal law.

33.   The method that physicians use to bill for each service or visit individually rather than on a pre-paid basis is called


A. pre-paid care.

B. managed care.

C. fee-for-service.

D. capitation.

34.   The suffix -sis means


A. process.

B. drooping.

C. inflammation.

D. condition.

35.   A new patient is seen in a clinic for complaints of shortness of breath, fever, difficulty swallowing, runny nose, and cough. The physician performs a detailed history, detailed examination, and medical decision making of low complexity. The physician also obtains a chest x-ray and lab workup. Based on the results of the diagnostic tests, the physician renders a diagnosis of upper respiratory tract infection and lymphadenopathy. What ICD-10 and CPT codes are assigned?


A. 99215, M19.011, R13.10

B. 99203, J06.9, R59.0

C. 99213, R06.82, F10.229

D. 99202, D63.1, J45.909

36.   A physician is called to the intensive care unit for a patient with second-degree burns sustained on 55% of his body while cooking in the kitchen where he works. The physician sees the patient in the critical care unit for two hours, leaves the unit, and returns later the same day to provide an additional hour of critical care. What ICD-10-CM and CPT codes would be assigned?


A. L91.8, 99291 × 2, 99292 × 4

B. T31.50, 99291, 99292 × 4

C. Z30.09, 99293, 99294 × 2

D. R53.81, 99291, 99293 × 5

37.   A physician who cares for a patient throughout an entire pregnancy, from beginning to end, is providing


A. comprehensive prenatal management.

B. routine global obstetric care.

C. puerperal obstetric care.

D. antenatal global supervision.

38.   A patient is seen in the emergency room complaining of abdominal pain in the left lower quadrant. It’s determined that the patient is experiencing inflammation of the pancreas, which is also called


A. pancreaticoduodonal arcade.

B. pancreatonia.

C. pancreatolysis.

D. pancreatitis.

39.   The covering on the brain and spinal cord in the dorsal cavity is called the


A. sheath.

B. peritoneum.

C. ganglia.

D. meninges.

40.   The regulations in HIPAA apply to three groups of individual and corporate entities, each involved in electronic medical records transfer. These groups are collectively referred to as


A. health care administrators.

B. protected personnel.

C. provisional health care data collectors.

D. covered entities.

41.   The retention period is the amount of time that


A. insurance billing documents must be retained in filing cabinets.

B. medications must be kept in the medical office.

C. records must be kept.

D. HIM employee files must be retained upon termination or resignation.

42.   A physician has a meeting with a pharmaceutical sales representative. During the course of the conversation, the physician reveals the diagnosis and past family, medical, and social history of a patient currently being treated with one of the medications that the sales representative is selling. In this situation, the doctor could be sued for


A. invasion of privacy.

B. undue harm and fraud.

C. malice.

D. malfeasance.

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