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Breaking News: Proposed CMS Rule is Favorable for CMAs (AAMA)

On March 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Stage 3 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.  I am pleased to report that the … Continue reading

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Scribes Not Permitted to Enter Orders for Meaningful Use

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued an important clarification regarding meaningful use order entry. See the following quote from a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmologists: EHR Meaningful Use Update: CMS Comes Out Against Scribes Despite … Continue reading

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Clinical Decision Support Alerts and Credentialed Medical Assistants

We have detailed who can perform computerized provider order entry (CPOE) for meaningful use objectives, as well as the potential costs of improper CPOE. Naturally, the broader question in this discussion is why only licensed health care professionals or credentialed … Continue reading

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Expired Credentials and Meaningful Use

I have been receiving questions about whether a medical assistant who formerly held the CMA (AAMA) credential is considered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to be a “credentialed medical assistant,” and is permitted to enter medication, … Continue reading

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Who can Enter Orders Into the CPOE System?

I have been receiving questions about which licensed health professionals are permitted by CMS rule to enter medication, laboratory, and radiology orders into the CPOE system. What follows is an excerpt from CMS FAQ 9058, which addresses the matter: “If … Continue reading

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