- Cullman, Alabama


December 26, 2013

New rule prompts Wallace State to offer Medical Assistant Review Course

HANCEVILLE — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted a new “CMS Rule for Meaningful Order Entry” in regard to order entry by medical personnel at the direction of a physician. According to the final rule issued Aug. 12, 2012, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, only “credentialed medical assistants” are able to enter orders into the Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) system.

In order for medical professionals to meet this rule, Wallace State Continuing Education has developed an online course called “Medical Assisting Review.”

This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 20 continuing education units. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program’s sponsor.

This course will assist medical offices in preparing their employees for a Medical Assistant credentialing examination and/or offer continuing education units (CEU) to keep their Certified Medical Assisting (CMA AAMA) credential current.

The course also provides each participant with necessary information required to meet guidelines set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It will review administrative and clinical functions performed in the medical office. Topics will include those listed in the CMA (AAMA), Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), and National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) examination content outlines.

Only participants who meet the qualifications for completion of a medical assisting credentialing exam or recertification by continuing education for CMA (AAMA) credential are allowed to register for the course. Review the current guidelines for CMA (AAMA), RMA, CCMA and NCMA. Documentation will be required from your employer of your eligibility to take the course.

“This 20-hour online review/CEU course will be available online, complete with lectures and activities designed for learning,” according to Connie Allen, facilitator of the course.

The online course will begin Feb. 7 running through April 11, 2014. Cost per participant is $130, plus book $32. The deadline to register is Jan. 27, 2014. To register, call 256-352-7826.

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