Employee Certification for EHR Entry

Employee Certification for EHR Entry

December 30, 2021

Question:
I heard that a medical assistant who enters the patient’s medications into the electronic health record must be certified.  Is this true?

Answer:
Actually, Medicare requires the MA to be certified to perform order entry.  They do not have to be certified to enter patient information such as vital signs or medications.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/30/21.

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