Stage 2 for Meaningful Use has brought some changes to the requirements on who can send Computerized Provider Order Entries (CPOEs). In stage 1 the requirement indicated that a “licensed professional” must enter orders into the CPOE system. In Stage 2, it is clear that a Medical Assistant must be a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), or have received the appropriate credentialing within the last ninety days prior to starting Stage 2.
However, more questions arose after the new rule was announced. Primarily, the issue of whether this final rule permits CMAs to enter laboratory and radiology orders into the CPOE needed addressing. To review the modified objective, please click here.
To verify CMA status, click here.
To verify an organization, click here.
To review public affairs articles related to the rule change, click here.