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  1. I currently work at an LTC in Missouri that allows CMTs to enter patient orders into the EMR. Once they are entered, they still have to be verified by a nurse (LPN or RN). Is this helpful or hurtful to the profession?
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   chare
    How is this any different than an HUC entering orders?
  4. by   JKL33
    What is the origin of said orders?

    If they're written/faxed, etc. that has been a common part of the unit secretary role for eons. If they're phone/verbal orders that's a huge no-go.
  5. by   Jere2911
    After posting the question, I conducted a little research. Apparently CMS has determined that to enter orders that meet the "meaningful use" standard staff entering the order must be "credentialed medical assistants" or "licensed medical personnel."

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