(PRWEB) August 11, 2013
As of January 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will require that medical assistants receive independent certification to enter orders into an EHR, including labs, imaging studies, pro-forma Rx, progress notes on behalf of the provider, or even a simple urine test.
Previously, the Stage 1 rule limited those who could use the CPOE system to "licensed" providers. This change will allow physician offices to use medical assistants, billers and coders, receptionists and other administrative personnel as cost-effective options for CPOE, if they have an independent certification. Failure to document such certification will jeopardize funding under the second phase of the federal electronic health record (EHR) incentive program.
Train For EHR offers medical practices a fast and inexpensive way to train and certify staff members in the use of an Electronic Health Record. Train For EHR's online course prepares learners for the National Healthcareer Association's Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam as well as other national certifications. This course includes access to a live interactive cloud-based Electronic Health Record devoted to education.
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