Tag Archives: scope of practice

Congressional Action on the ACA

As our government transitions to a new administration, the following question has become increasingly common: Would amendments to or repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affect medical assistants’ scope of practice? The answer? Almost certainly not.  The scope of … Continue reading

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AAMA Submits Comments on Stage 3 Final Rule

In its efforts to stay abreast of state and federal laws pertaining to the medical assisting profession, the AAMA recently submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding some specific language from the October 16, 2015 Federal … Continue reading

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Medical Assistants as Pharmacy Technicians

I have been receiving an increasing number of questions similar to the following: Can a CMA (AAMA) work as a pharmacy technician in my state?  And, if so, can that CMA (AAMA) administer injections and take blood pressures under 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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Supervision in an Office Setting

I recently received the following question: I work in a medical specialty office. We have four CMAs (AAMA) and six nurses. Is it legal for a medical assistant to supervise a nurse in an office setting? Here is my response: … Continue reading

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