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What is the purpose of coinsurance in an insurance policy?

To provide a fixed percentage of the cost that the patient is responsible for paying

How does coinsurance differ from a copayment?

Coinsurance is a percentage, while a copayment is a fixed dollar amount

Which of the following is an example of coinsurance?

The insurance company pays 80% of the cost of a service, and the patient pays the remaining 20%

How does coinsurance affect the patient's out-of-pocket costs for medical services?

Coinsurance increases the patient's out-of-pocket costs by requiring them to pay a fixed percentage of the total cost

Which of the following is a key purpose of coinsurance in insurance plans?

To encourage patients to be more cost-conscious consumers of healthcare services

How does coinsurance differ from a deductible in an insurance plan?

Coinsurance is only applicable to managed care plans, while deductibles can be used in any type of insurance plan

What is the purpose of coinsurance in health insurance plans?

To share the cost of covered services between the patient and the insurance provider

How does coinsurance differ from a deductible in health insurance plans?

Coinsurance applies after the deductible has been met, while a deductible applies before any coverage kicks in

If a health insurance plan has an 80/20 coinsurance rate, what does this mean?

The insurance provider pays 80% of covered costs and the patient pays 20%

How does coinsurance affect a patient's out-of-pocket costs for covered healthcare services?

Coinsurance increases the patient's out-of-pocket costs by a percentage of the total cost

What is the purpose of a coinsurance maximum or out-of-pocket maximum in a health insurance plan?

To limit the total amount the patient has to pay in coinsurance costs per year

How does coinsurance apply when a patient receives services from an out-of-network provider?

Coinsurance applies at a higher percentage, requiring the patient to pay a larger share of the costs

What is the role of a medical assistant in preparing health care claims?

All of the above

Which of the following is NOT a basic insurance terminology term?

Deductible

In an insurance contract, who is the 'first party'?

The patient

What is the primary responsibility of a medical assistant regarding health care claims?

Ensuring maximum appropriate payment for services rendered

Which of the following is NOT a participant in an insurance contract?

The government

What is the purpose of a 'lifetime maximum benefit' in an insurance policy?

It sets a limit on the total amount the insurance company will pay for a policyholder's medical expenses over their lifetime

Test your knowledge of basic insurance terminology related to deductible, coinsurance, copayment, exclusions, and formulary. Understand concepts like met annually, fixed percentage, managed care plans, and preferred provider.

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