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“An Act Concerning Medical Assistants”: Raised Bill No. 459

On March 19 the Public Health Committee of the Connecticut legislature held a public hearing on General Assembly Raised Bill No. 459, “An Act Concerning Medical Assistants.”  This legislation was the result of a scope of practice request submitted by … Continue reading

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Scope of Practice With Nurse Practitioners

I have been receiving an increasing number of questions about the scope of practice for medical assistants when they are working under the supervision of nurse practitioners (NPs) or physician assistants (PAs), and not under the direct supervision of a … Continue reading

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Follow-up: The Specific Nature of the “Certified Medical Assistant”

Many of you came forward with anecdotes in the comments section of my last post about the importance of properly identifying “Certified Medical Assistants.”  In light of all the issues you have highlighted, I thought it important to further elaborate … Continue reading

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Q and A: Eligible Professionals and Core Objectives, Part 1 (Post 2 of 5)

Because most CMAs (AAMA) work under the direct supervision of “eligible professionals” (as defined in the rules of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS]), this post focuses on some common questions surrounding the provisions of the Medicare and … Continue reading

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Laboratory and Radiology Orders with the CPOE System

Since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule permitting “credentialed medical assistants” to enter medication orders into the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system as directed by an eligible professional (e.g., a physician or osteopath), … Continue reading

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