What in the World is a Medical Assistant?
What can a medical assistant do – and not do?
Medical assistants have a narrow list of tasks they can perform for patients or for a doctor in a doctor's office. It's often difficult to know what's allowed, because there are not strong laws or regulations in place regarding medical assistants.
Since no one really “regulates” them, and they are frighteningly under-monitored by any sort of government agency, what rules should they follow?
In the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, Terry Fletcher, a nationally recognized professional coder, auditor, and educator, will return to the broadcast with an exclusive report on best practices for medical assistants, but also the imperative admonition: they should not be mistakenly used as nurses.
The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:
- Special Series: Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Senior healthcare consultant Kristi Pollard, Director of Coding Quality and Education for the Haugen Consulting Group, will continue her four-part series, reporting how coded data is being used by the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) to improve maternal outcomes.
- The Coding Report: Laurie Johnson will report on the on the outcome of the recent ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting.
- RegWatch: Stanley Nachimson, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) career professional-turned-well-known healthcare IT authority, will report on the latest regulatory news coming out of Washington, D.C.
- News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
- TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc., and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, will report on a subject that has caught her attention during her popular segment.