The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners is considering a proposed amendment to its medical assistant regulations. The proposed changes include the following:
Confusion Around “Meaningful Use” Lifecycle and MACRA – Will it Affect Medical Assistants?
A recent statement by a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) representative that “Meaningful Use” was going to end in 2016 has been widely published and often misconstrued, particularly with respect to its impact on credentialed medical assistants.
While it is true that the CMS will be switching incentive programs for practice-based healthcare providers, the new incentive programs will continue to measure EHR meaningful use. Moreover, there has been no indication from the CMS that it intends to change its rule allowing EHR orders entered by credentialed medical assistants to count towards incentive calculations.
New Mexico Pharmacy Technician Regulatory Update
The New Mexico Board of Pharmacy has adopted rules that allow certified pharmacy technicians to perform data input at remote practice sites. They must be registered with the Board as certified pharmacy technicians and have at least 2 years of experience performing data entry functions as certified pharmacy technicians. For additional details, click here.