Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)

New AAMA Initiative Urges Private Payers to Adopt CMS Order Entry Requirements

The Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program (formerly the Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program) will be ending December 31, 2021, because of the provisions of the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the regulations of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). One notable requirement of the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program for participating licensed providers to receive an annual incentive payment is that they must attest that at least 60% of medication, 60% of laboratory, and 60% of diagnostic imaging orders have been entered into the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system by either credentialed medical assistants or licensed health care professionals. 

Effective immediately, the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA) has authorized the AAMA to embark upon a nationwide initiative to persuade third-party payers to include the 60% order entry personnel provision in its reimbursement requirements. 

Further information will be forthcoming.

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