Tag Archives: medical assistant

Massachusetts Law Outlines Delegation of Immunizations

In 2016 the Massachusetts legislature passed legislation that permits primary care providers to delegate the administration of immunizations to a medical assistant who is the following: …is a graduate of a post-secondary medical assisting education program accredited by the Committee … Continue reading

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Medication Reconciliation and Scope of Practice

Recently I have been receiving a number of questions about whether the process of medication reconciliation falls within medical assistants’ scope of practice. This is an important issue worthy of discussion. The following is my position on the issue: The … Continue reading

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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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“An Act Concerning Medical Assistants”: Raised Bill No. 459

On March 19 the Public Health Committee of the Connecticut legislature held a public hearing on General Assembly Raised Bill No. 459, “An Act Concerning Medical Assistants.”  This legislation was the result of a scope of practice request submitted by … Continue reading

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Scope of Practice With Nurse Practitioners

I have been receiving an increasing number of questions about the scope of practice for medical assistants when they are working under the supervision of nurse practitioners (NPs) or physician assistants (PAs), and not under the direct supervision of a … Continue reading

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