Tag Archives: medical assistants

Can Medical Assistants Oversee and Perform Physical Therapy?

Recently I fielded a question from a chiropractor in New Jersey looking to expand his practice to include services such as physical therapy. In conducting research into this matter, he had been told that in New Jersey, state law allows … 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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Breaking News on Epic

It had been brought to my attention that the standard electronic health record (EHR) software product of Epic Systems Corporation did not permit medical assistants to enter orders into it unless the software was specially customized. Yesterday I spoke with … Continue reading

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Follow-up: The Specific Nature of the “Certified Medical Assistant”

Many of you came forward with anecdotes in the comments section of my last post about the importance of properly identifying “Certified Medical Assistants.”  In light of all the issues you have highlighted, I thought it important to further elaborate … Continue reading

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Memo to Employers: Use of “Certified Medical Assistant,” “CMA”

In the days following my last post on the issues regarding the use of “Certified Medical Assistant” and “CMA” in New Hampshire, I have received a number of requests for a more generic version of the memorandum. Below you will … Continue reading

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