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Addressing Recent Concerns About Order Entry

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Blog recently posted these articles dealing with forthcoming changes to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs: EHR Incentive Programs: Where We Go Next Comments of CMS Acting Administrator … Continue reading

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The CMA (AAMA) Credential in Conjunction with Other Roles

In recent days I received the following two questions: I would like to know if it is legal in the state of Michigan to work as a medical assistant and a nursing assistant. I started as a certified nursing assistant … Continue reading

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Medical Assistants as Home Health Aides

Because of the great versatility of medical assistants, questions have arisen about whether medical assistants—especially CMAs (AAMA)—are permitted to work as home health aides (HHAs). Most states have laws defining what qualifications an individual must have in order to work … Continue reading

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Medical Assistants as Scribes

Recently I received the following first-time question: Is it illegal for a medical assistant to also function as the physician’s scribe? The office manager told me that a new law states that a medical assistant either can function as a … Continue reading

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Educational Requirements for Different Medical Assisting Credentials

I have received questions to the following effect: “Which medical assisting academic programs are ‘CMA (AAMA) programs,’ and which are ‘RMA(AMT) programs’?” This is an imprecise way to frame the question.  It is better to ask what the eligibility pathways … Continue reading

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