Category Archives: On the Job

Updated Requirements for Medical Assistants in South Dakota

Under South Dakota law, medical assistants are governed jointly by the Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners and the Board of Nursing. Medical assistants must meet the requirements and register with the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Law Outlines Delegation of Immunizations

In 2016 the Massachusetts legislature passed legislation that permits primary care providers to delegate the administration of immunizations to a medical assistant who is the following: …is a graduate of a post-secondary medical assisting education program accredited by the Committee … 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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Physician Delegation: Standing Orders

Under the laws of most states, physicians are permitted to delegate by means of standing orders to knowledgeable and competent medical assistants as long as the following conditions are met: The standing order is understood by the medical assistant The … 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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