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Jessica Langley

Executive Director of Education and Provider Markets, NHA

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New York passed law defining and recognizing ‘registered pharmacy technicians

Posted by Jessica Langley on November 2019

Last week New York’s Governor signed SB 6517 bill into law, which defines the role of “registered pharmacy technicians” and establishes qualifications for licensure. The bill also differentiates between the responsibilities of registered (licensed) technicians and unlicensed technicians—and establishes a ratio requirement.

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North Dakota Board of Pharmacy Approves NHA’s ExCPT

Posted by Jessica Langley on September 2019

Effective October 1, 2019, the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy has approved NHA’s ExCPT as an approved certification exam for technicians in the state. An applicant for registration in North Dakota as a pharmacy technician must have obtained certification by one of the two national certification bodies approved by the board of pharmacy, which now includes NHA.  For more information on North Dakota’s requirements for pharmacy technicians click here.

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Colorado Will Now Require Certification for Pharmacy Technicians

Posted by Jessica Langley on July 2019

In June of this year, the Governor of Colorado signed into law new pharmacy technician requirements.  Pharmacy technicians practicing in Colorado on or after March 30, 2020, will be required to obtain certification from the State Board of Pharmacy (the “Board”). To be approved by the Board, a pharmacy technician must:

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Arizona Medical Board Revised Medical Assistant Rules

Posted by Jessica Langley on March 2019

Beginning in 2017 the Arizona Medical Board began reviewing the existing rules regarding training requirement for Medical Assistants (MA). During this review process, the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) was provided an opportunity to speak with the Board’s staff about the value of accredited certification and the various training pathways to entry into the Medical Assistant profession.

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Apprenticeships benefit the allied health sector

Posted by Jessica Langley on November 2018

 

Apprenticeship programs follow a tried and true model that has built the modern American economy. What was once a common method for training in the manufacturing and trade area has now spread across the healthcare sector.

The model is working in healthcare, and the introduction has happened at the right time. With employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow by 18 percent from 2016 to 2026 —  adding 2.4 million new jobs — apprenticeships help create a new avenue for empowering the next generation of healthcare professionals.


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How you can help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths on Oct. 27

Posted by Jessica Langley on October 2018

Do you have unused prescription medicine lingering in your medicine cabinet? Most of us do, but what we don’t realize is that too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and turn in — safely and anonymously — a record amount of prescription drugs last year.

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Healthcare and Education Sectors Seeing Shakeups

Posted by Jessica Langley on September 2018

 

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The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program approves NHA as a Sponsor Organization of CAAHEP and MAERB

Posted by Jessica Langley on June 2018

NHA is excited to announce a new sponsorship with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), the largest programmatic/specialized accreditor in the health sciences field and Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), one of the Committees of Accreditation (CoA) for medical assisting education programs under the Commission.

The goal of CAAHEP is to assess the quality of institutions, allied health programs and services, measuring them against accepted quality standards. In serving as a CoA of CAAHEP, MAERB is required to review programs based upon CAAHEP’s Standards and Guidelines, create policies that support CAAHEP’s Policies and Procedures, follow CAAHEP’s policies, and recognize and honor the diverse communities of interest, both within and beyond the medical assisting field, that have a stake in the education of medical assistants.

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CMS Updates, Healthcare Consumer Insights, Apprentice Programs for MAs and More Healthcare News

Posted by Jessica Langley on June 2018

The last few months have presented the healthcare and education sectors with plenty of newsworthy updates. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced an overhaul to the meaningful use EHR program which removes redundancies. Administrator, Seema Verma, said changes to the program eliminate 25 measures and ultimately save hospitals over 2 million hours of work.

Today, we also highlight some pivotal successes for NHA along with key collaborative relationships between educators and employers who share a common goal of enhancing the success of allied health professionals. Research also supports the important role that industry credentials are playing in today’s workforce and the impact they are having on the healthcare and education sectors.

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CMS Overhauls Meaningful Use EHR Program, Removes Redundancies

Posted by Jessica Langley on May 2018

Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator, recently announced changes to overhaul the Meaningful Use EHR incentive program. Here are the major highlights:

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