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National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Publishes access™, a First-Ever State of Allied Health Industry Publication

Posted by Jeremy Sasser on April 2017

Access™ reports on proprietary research and forward-looking insights from subject matter experts in allied health industry

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National Healthcareer Association Gains Texas Approval for Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

Posted by Jeremy Sasser on February 2017

Texas professionals will have another certification option in growing field

LEAWOOD, Kan. (February 13, 2017) – The state of Texas has approved the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT®) as a certification meeting the professional requirements of this growing field. Prior to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (the Board) approving the ExCPT on February 7, the state recognized only one certification program.

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NHA Remains Steadfast in Commitment to Pharmacy Technician Profession

Posted by Jeremy Sasser on February 2017

Since the inception of the ExCPT exam in 2009, NHA has consistently advocated for well-trained, certified pharmacy technicians. We remain steadfast in our belief that certification candidates should meet certain training requirements, which can be achieved through multiple reputable educational pathways.

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NHA Gains Arizona Approval for Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

Posted by Jeremy Sasser on December 2016

Arizona professionals now have another certification option in growing field

LEAWOOD, Kan. (December 6, 2016) – The state of Arizona now recognizes National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT®) as an approved certification, meeting the licensure requirements of this growing field. Prior to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy (the Board) approving the ExCPT on November 17, the state recognized only one certification program.

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National Healthcareer Association and NOCTI Sign Marketing Agreement

Posted by Jeremy Sasser on November 2016

 

Big Rapids, MI (July 15, 2016) National Healthcareer Association (NHA), an organization committed to elevating the quality of patient care through certification and NOCTI, the leader in creating customized and standardized credentialing solutions for secondary and post-secondary career and technical education programs, have entered in to a collaborative agreement. This collaboration will focus on outreach to each organization’s community in an effort to provide resources, support, and recognition for educators and students.

“We believe this collaboration will benefit students in their healthcare career path,” said John C. Foster, Ph.D., president and CEO of NOCTI.

NOCTI commends NHA's mission of improving healthcare through education and certification, leading to access to better care, better careers and better efficiency for providers and their patients. In turn, NHA values NOCTI’s dedication to building a competent workforce through connecting educational systems to emerging workforce needs.

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California Approves National Healthcareer Association Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam

Posted by Jeremy Sasser on November 2016

 California professionals now have another certification option in growing field

LEAWOOD, Kan. (November 2, 2016) – The state of California now recognizes National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT®) as a pathway to licensure in this growing field. Prior to the California State Board of Pharmacy (the Board) approving the ExCPT on October 27, the state accepted only one such certification option.
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Certification Required for Medical Assistants in South Dakota

Posted by Jessica Langley on October 2016

The South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners and the Board of Nursing, as of Oct. 20, 2016, now require Medical Assistants to submit “proof of having passed a national certifying exam approved by the boards”.  NHA’ s medical assistant certification (CCMA) is a national certification exam that has been approved by these boards. The list of qualifications for applicants is listed below along with the approved educational program definition.   

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Nevada Medical Assisting Proposed Regulation

Posted by Jessica Langley on September 2016

The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners is considering a proposed amendment to its medical assistant regulations. The proposed changes include the following:

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NHA Focuses on Pharmacy Technicians at the NACDS Total Store Expo

Posted by Jeremy Sasser on August 2016

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Stefanie Voth
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Meaningful Use and MACRA

Posted by Jessica Langley on March 2016

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.

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Events

NHA will be in attendance at the following conferences and events throughout 2017:

  • MGMA (Medical Group Management Association)
    October 8-11, 2017
    Anaheim, California
  • NCPA (National Community Pharmacists Association)
    October 14 - 18, 2017
    Orlando, Florida
  • ACTE (Association of Career and Technical Education)
    December 6-9, 2017
    Nashville, Tennessee

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