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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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AAMA Submits Comments to HHS

The AAMA recently submitted comments concerning the proposed rule for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. What follows is the full text of those comments. … Continue reading

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Medical Assisting Students and CPOE

I have been asked whether medical assisting students doing their practicums/externships are permitted to enter orders into the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system and have such entry count toward the meaningful use thresholds under the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive … Continue reading

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Favorable Report from the Connecticut Department of Public Health

In November I described the continuing scope of practice issues that exist for medical assistants in Connecticut. I also detailed my efforts in concert with the Connecticut Society of Medical Assistants (CSMA) to correct these issues and see legislation passed … Continue reading

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Stage 1 and 2 Terminology

Hello again! As the implications of the CMS Stage 2 final rule continue to unfold, more questions inevitably arise. One of these questions involves the status of “credentialed medical assistants” in the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system with regard … Continue reading

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