Tag Archives: credentialed medical assistants

“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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MACRA and Order Entry Requirements

The Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) mandated that the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program come to an end on December 31, 2016. One of the new payment mechanisms for Medicare … Continue reading

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CMS Audits as Safeguards Against Fraudulent Order Entry

In the continuing discussion about computerized provider order entry (CPOE), a frequent question concerns whether a noncredentialed health care professional could circumvent any safeguards and perform order entry into an electronic health record (EHR) system. As Rob Antony of CMS … Continue reading

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The Specific Nature of the “Certified Medical Assistant”

I have written previously about the importance of properly identifying medical assistants, specifically regarding instances in which they are referred to as nurses. But, some issues exist within the medical assisting profession itself. Using the phrase “Certified Medical Assistant” or … 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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