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“Registered” vs. “Certified”: A Question of Terminology

A common source of confusion within medical assisting is the question of whether medical assisting credentials with “registered” in the name are superior to medical assisting credentials with “certified” in the name. The answer to this question is no. National … Continue reading

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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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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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