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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.
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.
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.
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.
California professionals now have another certification option in growing fieldLEAWOOD, 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.
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.
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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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.