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National Healthcareer Association and NOCTI Sign Marketing Agreement

Posted by Stefanie Voth 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 Stefanie Voth 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 Stefanie Voth on August 2016

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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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Regulatory Updates

Posted by Jessica Langley on March 2016


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.

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Coming Soon: NHA Branded Study Materials

Posted by Stefanie Voth on February 2016

Educators and employers alike know National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certifications act as markers of health care workers’ knowledge and professionalism. Over the years, ATI Allied Health study materials have helped countless candidates prepare for their NHA exams.

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Updates on ICD-10 and Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) Exam Content

Posted by Stefanie Voth on September 2015

NHA has diligently monitored the progress and updates with regard to the transition to ICD-10 occurring October 1, 2015.  NHA is committed to providing up-to-date assessments reflecting current practice. To achieve this goal with regard to ICD-10, NHA has collected data and reviewed the quality of exam questions related to the new ICD-10 standards. After October 1, 2015, questions meeting the review standards will be released for use on the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, ensuring that candidates are assessed on their understanding of ICD-10.

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National Healthcareer Association (NHA) awards 500,000 certifications to health care professionals

Posted by Stefanie Voth on August 2015


National Healthcareer Association (NHA) celebrates awarding more than 500,000 certifications to health care professionals by making additional investments in the industry. From rebranding to proactive advocacy initiatives, NHA continues to elevate the quality of patient care through certification of skilled allied health professionals.

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

  • NACDS Total Show Expo (National Association of Chain Drug Stores)
    August 19-22, 2017 
    San Diego, California 
  • MGMA (Medical Group Management Association)
    October 8-11, 2017
    Anaheim, California
  • ACTE (Association of Career and Technical Education)
    December 6-9, 2017
    Nashville, Tennessee

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