Medical Assistant Practice Test – NCCT

This short NCCT medical assistant certification practice test is designed to give you an introduction to the types of questions that might be asked on your official NCCT exam.


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#1. The UB-92 billing form allows for reporting of

9 final diagnoses codes and 6 procedures is correct

#2. In which code series would you expect to find DME

Level II is correct

#3. HCPCS Level II National Modifier QM is an abbreviation for

Ambulance service provided under arrangement by provider of service is correct

#4. The three key elements of evaluation and management code assignment are

History, Examination, Medical Decision Making is correct

#5. Describes where services are performed or from which department items are issued

Revenue codes is correct

#6. The HCFA 1500 form is used primarily for

Physician billing is correct

#7. In assigning evaluation and management codes, only two of the three key elements can be documented in the following situations

Subsequent hospital care, follow-up inpatient consultations, established patient is correct

#8. The federal action that makes health care fraud a federal crime is

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1996 (HIPAA) is correct

#9. What do the three categories of “significant procedures and therapies,” “medical visits” and “ancillary test and procedures” pertain to

APGs is correct

#10. The tool used by the provider community to determine the appropriate billing of CPT and HCPCS codes. It addresses the inappropriate unbundling of comprehensive procedure codes into its component parts

Correct Coding Initiative Manual is correct

#11. Diagnoses documented as “probable,” “suspected,” “questionable” or “rule out”

Can be coded for inpatient cases but not in outpatient and physician office cases is correct

#12. The patient is admitted to the emergency room with chest pain. The emergency room physician monitors the patient and documents “rule out gastritis” on the record. He consults a cardiologist who admits the patient to an inpatient bed for evaluation. The cardiologist diagnoses unstable angina, and discharges the patient to be followed up in two weeks. What is the principal diagnosis code?

411.1 Intermediate coronary syndrome is correct

#13. A laminectomy patient experiences postoperative p.v.t. which resolved with the administration of IV Lidocaine. The diagnosis of postoperative p.v.t.

Should be coded to 997.1 postoperative cardiac complication, 427.1 paroxsymal ventricular tachycardia is correct

#14. On the HCFA-1500 billing form, there is room for reporting of

4 final diagnoses codes is correct

#15. An outpatient surgery patient receives a 200 square centimeter STSG harvested from his thigh and then meshed 2:1 and placed on a four hundred square centimeter abdominal defect. The correct CPT code assignment is

15100 (split graft trunk, 100 sq. cm. or less), 15101 (each additional 100 sq. cm), 15101, 15101. is correct

#16. When physicians employ auxiliary (i.e., physician assistants, nurse practitioners) personnel to assist in rendering services to their patients and include the charges for their services in their own bill, the services of such personnel are considered

“Incident to” services is correct


This is an un-official practice test and should be used for entertainment purposes only.