Here is our third free PTCB practice test. These tests are designed with challenging questions similar to those found on the PTCE. Working through PTCB practice questions is the best way to review for your exam. Detailed explanations are provided after you answer each question.
Which of these is an antihistamine?
Which statement is true of PPO plans?
PPO plans usually have lower premiums than HMO plans.
PPO members are not reimbursed for using medical care providers outside of their network of designated doctors and hospitals.
PPO plans often require members to select a primary care physician (PCP) who acts as a 'gatekeeper' to direct access to medical services.
PPO membership provides a substantial discount below the regular rates of the medical professionals who are in the network.
Which Act of Congress addresses the privacy and security of health data?
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
Ominibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990.
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Which of the following correctly matches brand/generic names?
The FDA publishes a book called Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations, which is more commonly known as the:
Which part of the NDC number indicates the manufacturer of a drug?
The last 1–2 digits.
The product code.
The second segment.
The first 4–5 digits.
The iPLEDGE program is designed to mitigate the risks associated with taking:
Which of the following is NOT a medication for Parkinson’s?
A prescription calls for 25mg of a medication t.i.d. for 7 days. The stock solution is composed of a 100mg/3mL. How many Liters of the stock solution is needed for the order?
100/3 = 525/x
Cross multiply to solve for x:
100x = 1575
x = 15.75 mL.
The answer asks for liters so divide by 1000:
15.75/1000 = 0.01575 L
How many digits is a BIN number?
Which is the proper use of tall man letters to help differentiate these look-alike/sound-alike medications?
parOXETINE — fluOXETINE
PARoxetine — FLUoxetine
paroxeTINE — fluoxeTINE
PAROXetine — FLUOXetine
The process by which a health insurance company determines if it should be the primary or secondary payer of medical claims for a patient who has coverage from more than one health insurance policy:
Pharmacy Claim Transmittal
Coordination of Benefits
Which of the following covers inpatient hospitals stays?
Medicare Part B
Medicare Part C
Medicare Part D
Medicare Part A
What is DEA form 106 used for?
Theft or loss of controlled substances.
Reporting inventory levels of controlled substances.
Ordering Schedule II medications.
Disposal of controlled substances.
Which federal law introduced a ‘proof-of-efficacy’ requirement?
Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970
Kefauver Harris Amendment
Pure Food and Drug Act
Individuals with a severe allergy to penicillin SHOULD NOT receive
How much dextrose is in a 900mL solution of D5W?
Which of the following potential hazards are addressed by OSHA regulations?
Exposure to wet surfaces and potential slip and falls.
All of these potential hazards are addressed by OSHA regulations.
Exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) is a system designed to:
manage controlled substances.
prevent medication errors in healthcare settings.
fill prescriptions more accurately.
monitor medication adherence rates.
Which of the following is NOT a diuretic?
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