Tag Archives: CMA (AAMA)

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 “School Nurses”

Today I received a question about whether a medical assistant is allowed to work as a “school nurse.” Just as medical assistants cannot use the title “nurse,” “office nurse,” or “doctor’s nurse” (see my Public Affairs article from the January/February … Continue reading

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CMS Final Rule Reaffirms Credentialing Requirement for Medical Assistants

On October 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final rule for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. In responding to comments urging that the “credentialed medical assistant” requirement be made less stringent, CMS … Continue reading

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Further Information on SB 110

Information regarding Senate Bill (SB) 110 continues to emerge. Please see the following missive from the Ohio Board of Nursing: SB 110, passed by the 131st General Assembly, authorizes CTP [Certificate to Prescribe] holders to delegate non-controlled drug administration under … Continue reading

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