Monthly Archives: March 2015

CMS NPRM Expands Category of Radiology Orders, Thresholds

As a follow-up to my post yesterday, the March 20, 2015, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Stage 3 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs has expanded the category … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Proposed CMS Rule is Favorable for CMAs (AAMA)

On March 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Stage 3 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.  I am pleased to report that the … Continue reading

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State Law Does Not Override CMS Requirement

I have been receiving questions to the following effect:  If state law does not require medical assistants to be credentialed, does that render null and void the CMS “credentialed medical assistant” requirement for meaningful use under the Medicare and Medicaid … Continue reading

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