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CCMA Practice Exam Questions and answers, Graded A+. 2022/2023. d) shortness of breath Other manifestations include edema and fatigue -QUIZ?A medical assistant is preparing a patient who has c... ongestive heart failure (CHF) for an exam by the provider. Which of the following manifestation should the assistant expect? a) palpitations b) headaches c) chest pain d) shortness of breath a) count the respirations while the patient thinks the pulse is being taken To obtain the most accurate reading, this must be done when the patient is not expecting it -QUIZ?When measuring a patient's respiratory rate, which of the following actions should the MA take to ensure an accurate reading? a) count the respirations while the patient thinks the pulse is being taken b) instruct the patient to breathe normally while counting breaths c) count the respirations for 15 seconds and multiply by 2 d) instruct the patient to take deep breaths while obtaining his pulse d) potassium 3 mEq/L Normal potassium range is 3.5-5 mEq/L -QUIZ?Which of the following laboratory results should the medical assistant recognize is abnormal? a) sodium 138 mEq/L b) RBC count 5.2/mm^3 c) platelets 350/mm^3 d) potassium 3 mEq/L c) scissors Scissors are considered cutting and dissecting instruments because they include a sharp blade or surface for cutting, dissecting, or scraping. The other tools are not for dissecting or cutting. -QUIZ?A provider has requested a dissecting instrument on a sterile tray that an MA is preparing. Which of the following instruments should the assistant include on the tray? a) retractors b) thumb forceps c) scissors d) probes b) OSHA Form 301 This is also known as an incident report regarding work-related injury or illness. -QUIZ?An MA is replacing a sharps container in an exam room and receives a small laceration on her arm from the plastic lid. Which of the following types of documentation should the assistant complete as a result of this incident? a) Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) b) OSHA Form 301 c) CMS-1500 claim Form d) Quality control log d) fasting blood glucose 168 mg/dL Fasting BGL should be between 70-130 mg/dL. -QUIZ?An MA is reviewing a patient's medical history prior to the patient's appointment. Which of the following lab results indicates the need to schedule an extension of the current visit? a) hematocrit 42.2% b) BUN 10 mg/dL c) Potassium 4.3 mEq/L d) fasting blood glucose 168 mg/dL d) "Place the tablet between your gums and cheek." -QUIZ?An MA is reinforcing instructions with a patient about how to take a buccal tablet. Which of the following instructions should the assistant give the patient? a) "Swallow the tablet whole." b) "Place the tablet under your tongue." c) "Dissolve the tablet in water." d) "Place the tablet between your gums and cheek." a) dyspnea -QUIZ?Which of the following terms should an MA use to tell a provider that a patient is having discomfort and difficulty breathing? a) dyspnea b) eupnea c) pneumothorax d) pneumonia a) remittance advice This document itemizes all paid, denied, and allowable charges for a patient. It notifies the provider of any and all claim denials. -QUIZ?Which of the following methods is used to notify a provider of the denial of a claim by an insurance carrier? a) remittance advice b) coordination of benefits c) eligibility for insurance d) CMS-1500 claim form a) lithotomy -QUIZ?Which of the following positions is appropriate for a pelvic exam? a) lithotomy b) prone c) supine d) high-Fowler's c) holter monitor application -QUIZ?Which of the following cardiac procedures is within an MA's scope of practice and does not require a licensed technician or provider to assist or perform it? a) cardiac doppler b) nuclear stress test c) holter monitor application d) angiogram c) interrupted baseline -QUIZ?Which of the following EKG artifacts is caused by a disconnected electrode and results in the tracing going into the margins of the paper? a) wandering baseline b) AC interference c) interrupted baseline d) somatic tremor d) "I know you are concerned about your test results, We'll call you as soon as your results come in." -QUIZ?An MA receives a phone call from a patient who seems anxious about the results of a test. Which of the following responses should the assistant make? a) "The doctor is busy right now and will call you back. You don't really want me to give you the results, do you?" b) "I'm afraid it's bad news. I would get a second opinion if I were you." c) "Don't worry about it. Until we say you have something to worry about, try to relax." d) "I know you are concerned about your test results, We'll call you as soon as your results come in." a) gown Scabies requires contact precautions. Therefore, the MA should wear gloves and a gown. -QUIZ?An MA is assisting with the physical exam of a patient who has scabies. Besides gloves, which of the following pieces of personal protective equipment should the assistant wear? a) gown b) mask c) goggles d) N95 respiratory b) call for help and begin CPR -QUIZ?A patient loses consciousness. The EKG tracing reveals ventricular fibrillation (V-fib). Which of the following actions should the MA take first? a) notify the provider of the arrest b) call for help and begin CPR c) get the automated external defibrillator (AED) d) administer oxygen b) a subject line in all caps A simplified letter style does not have a closing, is flush with the left margin, has no indentations, and has a subject line in all capital letters -QUIZ?An MA is composing a business correspondence using the simplified letter style. Which of the following features should the assistant use? a) a complimentary closing b) a subject line in all caps c) indented paragraphs in the body of the letter d) center-aligned dateline and salutation b) on the left anterior axillary line, horizontal to V4 -QUIZ?Where should a medical assistant place the electrode for V5? a) on the left mid-axillary line, horizontal to V4 b) on the left anterior axillary line, horizontal to V4 c) on the left mid-clavicular line, 5th intercostal space d) on the right margin of the sternum, 4th intercostal space a) 170 cm Convert 5'7" to inches (67 inches). Convert inches to cm (1 in = 2.54 cm). -QUIZ?An MA is caring for a patient who is 5'7" tall. Which of the following is the patient's height in cm? a) 170 cm b) 145 cm c) 114 cm d) 26 cm a) wrap the wound from distal to proximal -QUIZ?Which of the following should an MA use when bandaging a wound? a) wrap the wound from distal to proximal b) bandage fingers and toes to prevent further injury c) extend the wound dressing 3-5 inches beyond the bandage d) moisten and apply ointment before bandaging b) order additional lab tests to confirm the patient's condition -QUIZ?Which of the following is outside of an MA's scope of practice? a) perform clinical duties under the direct supervision of the provider b) order additional lab tests to confirm the patient's condition c) provide directions to a patient about preparation for a diagnostic test d) reinforce instructions about medications and special diets a) problem-focused exam Problem-focused exams are limited to a single body area or system mentioned in the chief complaint. -QUIZ?A patient is seen in an urgent care center for a laceration to the left foot. The provider evaluates the injury, determines sutures are not needed, applies a dressing, and releases the patient. Which of the following levels of examination should an MA use for the procedural coding for this visit? a) problem-focused exam b) expanded problem-focused exam c) detailed exam d) comprehensive exam c) recent lab results -QUIZ?Prior to a patient's follow up appointment, which of the following information should an MA report to the provider? a) anthropometric measurements b) the date of an upcoming mammogram c) recent lab results d) a change in the patient's insurance policy d) "It is a medication that suppresses the cough reflex." -QUIZ?An MA is reviewing a provider's instructions as the patient is preparing to leave the office. The provider recommends that the patient purchases an over-the-counter (OTC) antitussive, but the patient does not know what an antitussive is. Which of the following responses should the assistant say? a) "It is a medication that reduces nasal membrane swelling." b) "It is a medication that helps with coughing up mucus." c) "It is a medication that relieves allergy symptoms." d) "It is a medication that suppresses the cough reflex." b) "Select a different application location for each new patch." -QUIZ?An MA is reinforcing teaching with a patient about the use and care of a transdermal patch. Which of the following instructions should the assistant include in the teaching? a) "Do not shower with the patch on." b) "Select a different application location for each new patch." c) "Apply lotion to your skin before applying the patch." d) "Remove the old patch 1 hour before applying the new patch." b) Sims' -QUIZ?In which of the following positions should an MA place a healthy patient in preparation for a rectal exam? a) lithotomy b) Sims' c) supine d) Trendelenburg d) confirm the correct identity of the patient -QUIZ?Which of the following steps for a fingerstick should an MA complete first? a) cleanse the site with an antiseptic wipe b) select the appropriate part of the 3rd or 4th finger c) position the blade of the lancet across the lines of the fingertips d) confirm the correct identity of the patient c) cilia -QUIZ?Which of the following cell structures is instrumental in helping the body mobilize and secrete mucus from the respiratory tract? a) centrioles b) ribosomes c) cilia d) mitochondria a) ask the patient to state and spell their full name and provide their DOB -QUIZ?An MA in an outpatient facility is preparing a patient for a venipuncture. Which of the following actions should the MA take to confirm the patient's identity? a) ask the patient to state and spell their full name and provide their DOB b) ask the patient for the provider's name c) as the patient to state their age and address d) ask the patient to confirm their exam room number d) "I will record any symptoms I experience in the event log." -QUIZ?An MA is reinforcing teaching about a cardiac event monitor with a patient. Which of the following statements by the patient indicates an understanding of the procedure? a) "I will return the monitor after wearing it for 24 hours." b) "I will discontinue my usual exercise routine." c) " I will avoid removing the electrodes." d) "I will record any symptoms I experience in the event log." a) receive and prepare tissue specimens for processing -QUIZ?When assisting a provider with a punch biopsy of a mole, which of the following tasks should an MA expect to perform? a) receive and prepare tissue specimens for processing b) swab fluids from the biopsy site c) retract the edges of the biopsy site d) place sutures at the incision site c) inspect the integrity of the needle's seal This helps ensure the needle is sterile. -QUIZ?Which of the following actions should an MA take to verify the quality of the venipuncture supplies before beginning a blood draw? a) determine that the tourniquet is the proper size b) check the vacuum of the tube c) inspect the integrity of the needle's seal d) verify that the adapter is the correct color c) using an OTC vaginal cream prior to the test -QUIZ?An MA is contacting a patient to schedule a repeat Papanicolaou test due to abnormal results. The MA should identify which of the following factors can interfere with the test results? a) engaging in intercourse 48 hr prior to the test b) douching 1 week prior to the test c) using an OTC vaginal cream prior to the test d) taking prescribed oral birth control pills d) the service is provided after the expiration date -QUIZ?An MA has requested a preauthorization for a patient's referral to a specialist. Which of the following is a reason for the claim submitted by the specialist to be denied? a) the approved visits are listed in the authorization comments section b) the patient previously submitted and received a self-referral c) the specialty provider's NPI is not included in the authorization d) the service is provided after the expiration date d) left heel If a child is under 12 months, the heel should be used for routine testing even if there is a well-developed vein available because it is sufficient and causes less trauma. -QUIZ?An MA has a request to collect a routine CBC from a health 10-month-old infant. Which of the following is the most appropriate collection site? a) 3rd finger of the left hand b) medial antecubital (AC) vein c) cephalic vein d) left heel a) "I think that you feel that your treatment is not effective." This statement validates that patient's feelings using the restatement technique without giving the patient unfounded reassurance, being defensive, or giving medical advice. -QUIZ?A patient tells the MA that his provider's office is incompetent, as there is no improvement in his condition. Which of the following is an appropriate response for the assistant to make? a) "I think that you feel that your treatment is not effective." b) "I'm sure that the provider can help you get better." c) "That isn't fair. Our office treats many patients successfully." d) "You could take a different medication and then you'll feel better." c) compile a list of local community agencies The first step is to research, identify, and create a list of local community resources and services. -QUIZ?An MA is preparing a community resource library. Which of the following actions should the assistant take first? a) collect feedback from patients about their experiences with the resources b) update the community resource information c) compile a list of local community agencies d) make a spreadsheet that has the contact information of services b) daytime phone number Patient's name, phone number, and brief description of reason for visit should be on the appointment calendar. Does not need diagnosis code, DOB, or identification number in the calendar. -QUIZ?Which of the following should the MA enter into the appointment calendar when scheduling a patient for a skin rash? a) diagnosis code for dermatitis b) daytime phone number c) date of birth d) patient's identification number b) "Liniments contain a higher portion of oil than medicated lotions." -QUIZ?A patient asks an MA to explain the difference between a liniment and a medicated lotion. Which of the following responses is correct? a) "Medicated lotions are used to treat disorders in the muscle and bones." b) "Liniments contain a higher portion of oil than medicated lotions." c) "Liniments are used to control itching." d) "Medicated lotions are emulsions used to protect dried or cracked skin." b) lift the first knot away from the skin -QUIZ?An MA is removing sutures from a patient who has a laceration on the left lower leg. After setting up the sterile field, which of the following actions should the MA take? a) discard each of the sutures b) lift the first knot away from the skin c) cut the knot to remove it from the suture d) use bandage scissors to cut the suture a) just above the knee -QUIZ?An MA is reviewing a patient's recent medical Hx and notes that she has a healing fracture of the distal femur. Where on the patient's body should the assistant expect to find the injury? a) just above the knee b) just above the elbow c) just below the hip d) just below the shoulder a) review that days' encounter forms to determine if another patient received the services -QUIZ?A patient reports getting a bill that includes services she did not receive. Which of the following actions should the MA take to reconcile these charges? a) review that days' encounter forms to determine if another patient received the services b) instruct the patient to pay for the services to avoid collection procedures c) ask the provider to write off the charges on the patient's account d) determine if the patient has a previous balance d) head circumference -QUIZ?An MA is monitoring an infant patient for microcephaly. Which of the following describes the anthropometric measurement that the assistant should perform? a) length b) weight c) chest circumference d) head circumference d) call the pharmacy to confirm the receipt of the faxed prescription -QUIZ?An MA is faxing a prescription to a patient's pharmacy. Which of the following actions should the MA take? a) send the prescription without a cover page b) shred the confirmation of transmission message to ensure the patient's privacy c) request that the provider d) call the pharmacy to confirm the receipt of the faxed prescription d) remain within the patient's view to allow lip-reading -QUIZ?An MA is collecting a health history from an older adult patient who exhibits moderate hearing loss. Which of the following actions should the assistant take? a) keep her hands still to avoid distracting the patient b) speak with a raised pitch when clarifying information c) use longer sentences to keep the patient's attention d) remain within the patient's view to allow lip-reading b) a fast and steady flow with no variability -QUIZ?An MA is performing spirometry testing for a patient who has shortness of breath. Which of the following results of the spirometry test indicates a successful maneuver? a) a slow and progressive start b) a fast and steady flow with no variability c) an exhalation of 3 seconds d) light coughing during the test d) check capillary refill in the patient's finger If capillary refill is adequate (2 seconds or less) then the MA may apply the sensor to the finger. Otherwise, attach it to the earlobe or nose. Additionally, you do not need to report a pulse ox reading to the provider unless it is below 95%. -QUIZ?An MA is measuring a patient's oxygen saturation with a pulse oximeter. Which of the following actions should the assistant take? a) report a reading of 97% to the provider b) wash the site with soap and water c) instruct the patient to take several deep breaths while the sensor is in place d) check capillary refill in the patient's finger a) "I will roll the bottle between my hands before drawing the medication." The patient should do this to ensure the medication is suspended properly. They should also rotate injections sites and inject at a 45- to 90-degree angle. -QUIZ?An MA is reinforcing teaching with a patient about the self-administration of insulin injections. Which of the following patient statements indicates an understanding of the teaching? a) "I will roll the bottle between my hands before drawing the medication." b) "I will blow on the site to make sure the alcohol dries." c) "I will consistently use the same site for my injections." d) "I will hold the needle at a 15-degree angle for the injection." a) 30 mm Hg above the radial pulse cessation For the palpatory method, you should palpate the radial pulse and inflate the pressure of the cuff to 30 mm Hg above when you feel the radial pulse disappear. -QUIZ?When performing the palpatory method for obtaining blood pressure, which of the following indicates the level at which the MA should inlate the cuff? a) 30 mm Hg above the radial pulse cessation b) 30 mm Hg above the brachial pulse cessation c) 30 mm Hg above the reappearance of the radial pulse d) 30 mm Hg above the reappearance of the brachial pulse b) diagnosis code Without a supported diagnosis code, the provider will not receive reimbursement for the procedure -QUIZ?Which of the following items included on the CMS-1500 claim form should an MA recognize as indicating the medical necessity of a procedure? a) modifier b) diagnosis code c) charges d) place of service b) home health care Home health care organizations provide assistance with medications, wound care, and other services needed in a patient's own home. -QUIZ?A provider examines an older adult patient who is disabled and has a lesion on her arm. An MA should anticipate a referral for this patient to which of the following ancillary services? a) diagnostic services b) home health care c) rehabilitation services d) hospice care c) $40 [Show More]

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