I am receiving an increasing number of questions about medical assistants reading tuberculin skin tests. My opinion is that medical assistants are permitted to report their observations of the results of the test to the overseeing/delegating physician. However, the physician must make the diagnosis.
Below is a video of my presentation at the AAMA 58th Annual Conference in St. Louis, in which I discussed order entry into the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system and answered questions about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements.
The video can also be accessed through the AAMA YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz4avFT3XZE