Category Archives: EHR Incentive Programs

Eligible Professionals in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

I would like to note the recent update on eligible professionals (EPs) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: EPs that attest directly to a state for that state’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will continue to attest to the … Continue reading

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Congressional Action on the ACA

As our government transitions to a new administration, the following question has become increasingly common: Would amendments to or repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affect medical assistants’ scope of practice? The answer? Almost certainly not.  The scope of … Continue reading

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MACRA and Order Entry Requirements

The Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) mandated that the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program come to an end on December 31, 2016. One of the new payment mechanisms for Medicare … Continue reading

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Order Entry Requirements for Non-Physician Practitioners

I was recently asked whether non-physician practitioners (e.g., nurse practitioners and physician assistants) must meet the meaningful use order entry requirements under the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.  The answer is yes. The following are considered “eligible professionals” … Continue reading

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AAMA Submits Comments on Stage 3 Final Rule

In its efforts to stay abreast of state and federal laws pertaining to the medical assisting profession, the AAMA recently submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding some specific language from the October 16, 2015 Federal … Continue reading

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