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Actual exam question from AHIMA's RHIA
Question #: 100
Topic #: 1
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What type of filing system is being used if records are filed in the following order: 12-23-75, 12-34-29, 12-35-71, 13-42-14, 14-32-79?

  • A. terminal digit.
  • B. straight numeric.
  • C. social security number.
  • D. middle digit. B
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Raffi
Highly Voted 1 year, 8 months ago
Patient records are filed in strict chronological order according to patient number from lowest to highest. An example would be: 123451, 123452, 123453, and then 123454 In the Terminal Digit Filing, medical record number 01-02-89, 89 is now considered the primary section, 02 is still the secondary section, and 01 is the tertiary section. (Terminal Digit), Even though the Terminal Digit Filing is filed from right to left, it must be read from left to right for locating the Health Records: In this question, 12-23-75, 12-34-29, 12-35-71, 13-42-14, 14-32-79 Numbers 12, 13, and 14 is serves as Terminal Digits:
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Marable
Most Recent 2 weeks, 3 days ago
The answer is Terminal Digits because the straight numeric filling starts from lowest to highest on the right. But Terminal Digits starts from the left.
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Mike0714
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Straight numeric
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TAMARA102
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Terminal digit
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Swamped
4 months ago
straight numeric
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Lapusna
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Selected Answer: A
terminal digit filing
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Guilandra
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Terminal Digit filing
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Atieno
11 months, 2 weeks ago
This is a straight numeric filing
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Tinamama
11 months, 3 weeks ago
This is straight numeric.
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Shaun123
1 year, 5 months ago
Straight Numeric
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nana
1 year, 6 months ago
Straight numeric
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Raffi
1 year, 9 months ago
terminal digit
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thelaurenj
1 year, 9 months ago
Terminal Digit
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Pagewinner
1 year, 11 months ago
Straight Numeric
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