Question No. 16
You need a patient's medical information for a research project. Which type of medical information can you obtain without consent from the patient?
A. Archived Health Information
B. Paper Health Information
C. Electronic Health Information
D. De-Identified Health Information
Explanation: The HIPAA act requires no restrictions on de-identified health information. De-identified health information refers to health records, x-rays, lab results or any part of the patients permanent health record in which pertinent information has been removed so the patient cannot be identified. Pertinent identifiers include patient's name, social security number, date of birth or address. De-identified health information is usually used for research and training purposes. Answer: A is incorrect. Archived Health Information is incorrect as any patient information stored on any media, compact disc, dvd, or video tape is protected by the HIPAA act. Answer: B is incorrect. Paper Health Information is incorrect as any patient information written on paper is covered by the HIPAA act. Paper health information includes the patient's chart, prescriptions and consent forms. Answer: C is incorrect. Electronic Health Information is incorrect as all patient records stored in any hospital computer is regulated by the HIPPA Act.
Question No. 17
Which of the following statements about the UPS are true?Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.
A. The UPS protects the readers against unexpected power spikes.
B. The UPS helps in keeping data.
C. The UPS keeps the readers running in case of a power failure.
D. The UPS are susceptible to power spikes.
E. The UPS is built into the system between the reader and the external power source.
Explanation: UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) devices employ a large battery to provide power to a system in the event of a power outage. The amount of time it can continue to supply power to the system depends upon the size of the battery, and the power consumption.UPS is built into the system between the reader and the external power source. The reader is susceptible to power spikes (caused due to lightning strikes or generator variations). UPS keeps the readers running in case of a power failure and also protects them against unexpected power spikes. The UPS helps in keeping data, which may be in the random access memory (RAM) and not yet pushed up to the application, from being lost and the configuration is not wiped out.
Question No. 18
You are fortunate to have a health care plan that allows you to seek care from whichever facility or health care provider you choose. Which of the following types of healthcare plans do you subscribe to?
A. Point of Service
D. Indemnity Plan
Explanation: An indemnity plan allows you to visit any doctor, any hospital and direct your own care. Answer: B is incorrect. HMO is incorrect as this offers healthcare services for a prepaid fixed amount of reimbursement. In an HMO, providers and subscribers voluntarily enroll and the HMO assumes responsibility and financial risks. Answer: A is incorrect. Point of Service (POS) is an agreement where a patient is permitted to choose a provider each time healthcare service is required. Answer: C is incorrect. PPO is incorrect as this is a network of physicians or healthcare organizations who provide healthcare at a discounted rate in return for higher patient volume.
Question No. 19
Which of the following services accepts documents from the client computers, stores it, and then sends it to a printer when the printer is ready?
D. Print Forwarder
Explanation: A spooler service accepts documents from client computers, stores it, and then sends it to a printer when the printer is ready. Answer: C is incorrect. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a service used to dynamically assign IP addresses to computers, so that they can communicate with other network services. Answer: A is incorrect. DNS service provides a service for mapping DNS domain names to IP addresses and vice versa. Answer: D is incorrect. There is no such service as Print Forwarder.
Question No. 20
You may see quite a few physical safeguards within the healthcare facility when dealing with areas where protected health information is handled and stored. Which of the following is NOT an example of physical safeguards for PHI in a healthcare facility?
A. Policies for training employees in security protocols
B. ID badges for employees and staff
C. Engraving of equipment
D. Private Security Patrols
Explanation: An administrative safeguard more than a physical safeguard, it is still a requirement for organizations to have training policies regarding security measures, but it is not a physical safeguard to do so. Answer: B is incorrect. ID badges are a well-recognized and useful physical safeguard for the protection of PHI by limiting access in certain areas by certain authorized individuals. Answer: D is incorrect. Private security patrols are one option that's possible to achieve protection of PHI from tampering or theft. Answer: C is incorrect. Engraving equipment like workstations, monitors are physical property controls that can help prevent theft and the potential exposure of PHI.
Question No. 21
A patient comes into the hospital with pain in her chest and the physician wants to determine if there are abnormalities in the electrical impulses of her heart that could indicate damage. What medical device measures the electrical signal of the heart and often prints it out in a waves format?
Explanation: An EKG is the acronym for an electrocardiogram is the recording from electrodes connected to the skin in key places on the body, which can measure the electrical signals of the heart muscle as it pumps. Changes or abnormalities in the signal waves from the heart muscle can indicate disease or injury to the heart muscle. Answer: D is incorrect. During a diagnostic ultrasonography, an ultrasound device uses inaudible sound waves to bounce off of structures inside the body and return an image of those structures, including tendons, muscles, vessels and internal organs. An ultrasound can be done of many structures, including obstetric use to visualize a growing fetus. The heart can be looked at with a diagnostic ultrasound, but this is rare as a first assessment for chest pain and this does not measure the electrical signals of the heart. Answer: C is incorrect. EEG is the acronym for an electrocencephalograph, or a recording of measurements of the electrical impulses of the brain through the scalp, not the electrical impulses of the heart. Answer: B is incorrect. CT is an acronym for X-ray computed tomography. It's a computed three-dimensional picture of multiple two dimensional x-rays mapped together to form a three dimensional image. Cardiac CT can be very useful, but it is not the first line of treatment for initial chest pain and does not measure the electrical signals of the heart.
Question No. 22
A 44 year old female presents to the emergency room with chest pain. She is denied care because she is uninsured. Which of the following pieces of legislation has been violated?
D. Patient Bill of Rights
Explanation: The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) is the piece of legislation legally obligates health care facilities to provide emergent care regardless of citizenship, legal status or ability to pay. Answer: B is incorrect. HIPPA is incorrect as this legislation is designed to insure the privacy and security of personal health information.
Question No. 23
According to the American Hospital Association, which of the following types of hospitals are required to provide diagnosis and treatment for behavioral health disorders?
A. Specialty Hospital
B. General Hospital
C. Rehabilitation Hospital
D. Psychiatric Hospital
Explanation: A psychiatric hospital is required to provide diagnosis and treatment for individuals who are diagnosed with mental illness. Answer: B is incorrect. General Hospital is incorrect as this type of hospital is required to provide diagnosis and treatment for medical services which include Radiology, laboratory services and surgical services. Answer: A is incorrect. Specialty hospital is incorrect as this type of hospital is required to provide treatment for specific disorders such as cancer, burns or women's health. Answer: C is incorrect. Rehabilitation hospital is incorrect as this type of hospital is required to provide diagnosis, treatment, restorative and adjustment services for individuals who are disabled.
Question No. 24
A physician practice suspects that a patient was involved in the theft of drugs from its storeroom. The police have arriveA, Dre asking for the information the practice has about this patient, like the patient's name, last known address, and patient status. The practice can.
A. Reveal only the Patient's name.
B. Only corroborate information that the police already have.
C. Reveal this information to the police, provided that they have an authorization.
D. Provide the information, without an authorization, if it believes it will serve as evidence.
Explanation: For crimes on the premises of a covered entity, no authorization is required as long as the entity believes the information they provide constitutes evidence of such criminal conduct, such as the fact that he was a patient at the practice.
Question No. 25
While working in a private physician practice, you are asked to eliminate all unnecessary medical records. You can eliminate all medical records that are older that which of the following?
A. 4 years
B. 6 years
C. 30 years
D. 10 years
Explanation: All primary medical records must be retained for a period of at least ten years from the date of the patient's last episode of care regardless of the age or status of the patient. Answer: A is incorrect. 4 years is incorrect as this is the amount of time in which all primary dental records must be kept. Answer: B is incorrect. 6 years is incorrect as this is the amount of time in which all materials containing HIPAA information must be kept. Answer: C is incorrect. 30 years is incorrect as no medical information is required to be retained for 30 years.
Question No. 26
The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations requires a review of all delinquent medical records at least once per which of the following time frames?
A. 60 days
B. 120 days
C. 30 days
D. 90 days
Explanation: The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Organizations requires any health care facility to institute a review of all delinquent medical records to be performed at least once per 90 days. Answer: C is incorrect. The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Organizations requires any health care facility to institute a review of all delinquent medical records to be performed at least once per 90 days. Answer: A is incorrect. The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Organizations requires any health care facility to institute a review of all delinquent medical records to be performed at least once per 90 days. Answer: B is incorrect. The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Organizations requires any health care facility to institute a review of all delinquent medical records to be performed at least once per 90 days.
Question No. 27
Which of the following data types encompassed in a patient's EHR would include an MRI?
Explanation: Image data is a type of data that may be found in a patient's electronic health record. Examples of image data would include images obtained from x-rays, CT scans ,MRI exams and Nuclear Medicine exams. This data type is normally represented by x-rays or document images themselves, the interpretation of radiology images are considered voice data.
Question No. 28
How will you designate a hard disk drive as a Master or a Slave drive in an IDE system?
A. By changing the CMOS setting
B. By setting a jumper on the hard disk drive
C. By setting a jumper on the motherboard
D. By adding an add-on card
Explanation: You can set the Master/Slave designations by setting a jumper on the hard disk drive.
Question No. 29
Your healthcare facility is involved in a lawsuit where protected health information is important to the case. Can your facility disclose this information and still be within HIPAA compliance?
A. No. It is not in the best interests of the healthcare organization to disclose protected health information at any time.
B. No. The organization should not disclose that information under these circumstances because it risks falling into HIPAA noncompliance.
C. Yes. The needs of the lawsuit outweigh the HIPAA law and the information should be disclosed even at the risk of HIPAA compliance.
D. Yes. The organization will still be within HIPAA compliance if it discloses PHI within a legal proceeding.
Explanation: Legal proceedings fall within the "operations" exception of HIPAA privacy rule as part of "TPO" - reatment, payment and operations. Therefore, PHI may be disclosed during a lawsuit, but the minimum necessary standard still applies. The amount of nformation disclosed and the persons allowed to access the information should be kept to a minimum. Answer: B is incorrect. The healthcare organization can definitely comply with any subpoenas or requests for information as part of a legal proceeding and still remain in compliance with HIPAA regulations. Answer: C is incorrect. The healthcare organization can definitely comply with any subpoena or requests for information as part of a legal proceeding and still remain in compliance with HIPAA regulations. A lawsuit does not "supersede" HIPAA or render its mandates unnecessary. Answer: A is incorrect. Healthcare organizations cannot claim HIPAA law or organizational rights allow them to not comply with a subpoena. A healthcare facility has to turn over information that is relevant to a case.
Question No. 30
Which of the following project management tools consists of a table that contains horizontal time lines and vertical indicators of project components, with bars indicating when and by whom tasks are to be completed?
A. Critical Path
B. Gantt Chart
C. Venn Diagram
D. PERT Diagram
Explanation: A Gantt Chart is a table that contains horizontal time lines and vertical indicators of project components, with bars indicating when and by whom tasks are to be completed. Answer: C is incorrect. Venn Diagram is incorrect as this diagram is diagram used in mathematics that are used to show all possible logical relations between a finite collection of sets. Answer: D is incorrect. PERT diagram is incorrect as this is a diagram which represent the steps or component parts of a project as circles connected by lines to indicated the sequence of events. Answer: A is incorrect. Critical path is incorrect as this is not a diagram, however, it is a tool used to indicate the overall time frame a project should take to complete.