CMS Official Affirms AAMA Positions on Meaningful Use

On August 23, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule on Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. The CMS decided that credentialed medical assistants--including CMAs (AAMA)--in addition to "licensed health care professionals" would be permitted to enter medication, laboratory, and radiology/diagnostic imaging orders into the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system. The CMS rules for Stages 1 and 2 of the Incentive Programs are final, and proposed rules for Stage 3 were issued by CMS on March 20, 2015. 

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