MANDATORY CREDENTIALING

CREDENTIALS NOW MANDATORY

CMS, Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services, now makes it mandatory for all allied health personnel to be “Credentialed” by a credentialing agency like ASOP or state licensed (RT, LPN, ATC, etc) to enter information and orders in the patient Electronic Health Records, EHR

See the video with Robert Anthony, Deputy Director, CMS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcPRTz95PA4

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If you are not credentialed or licensed you are prevented from touching the

EHR

by the current CMS rules.   MA’s who are not “certified”, CMA’s, DO NOT meet this rule.  The ASOP Registered Orthopedic Technologist, ROT, DOES meet this new rule.   Now it is more important than ever to obtain and maintain your ROT certification.   If you are a CMA, RT, etc, your training or scope of practice does not include casting fractures.  By obtaining the ROT you will widen your scope of practice to include casting fractures and protect your future employment.

Essential Nutrients to Aid Fracture Repair

While a cast plays an essential role in the healing of broken bones, the importance of a well-balanced diet rich in those nutrients known to aid the repair of fractures should not be forgotten. This may not be an issue for many of the people who you provide casting for, but in seniors nutritional deficiencies are more…

Athletic Training Education Programs

ASOP ATE Program

Dear Athletic Training Program Director: On behalf of the National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Brace Technologists (NBCOBT), we would like to welcome your institution’s participation to further the career advancement for athletic trainers in orthopedics.  The NBCOBT invites your Athletic Training Program to be one of the first nationally recognized as an ASOP/NBCOBT Registered…

THE OMG EMR TEMPLATES

THE OMG EMR TEMPLATES

The OMG EMR Project is an service to collect and collate electronic medical record templates. DTC Healthcom collects the templates, produces the book/print material and runs and online archive site. DTC Healthcom is a solution provider in information technology in medicine and has developed a number of productivity products for medical practices. http://www.omgemr.com/ Available Now!…

The Manual of Casting, Splinting & Traction

ASOC_Cast

Our new Casting Manual was developed by the United States Tri-Forces School of Orthopedic Technology at the Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, TX. We have taken it one step further and printed it in color on 40 pound three hole paper. Through September 30th, we are including Dr. Sarmiento’s CD Manual of Fracture…

Does Thumb Immobilization Contribute to Scaphoid Fracture Stability?

Thumb

Immobilization protocols for nondisplaced scaphoid fractures have included the elbow, wrist, and thumb. This study attempts to demonstrate whether or not immobilization of the thumb makes a difference in preventing motion at the scaphoid fracture site. Using six fresh frozen forearm specimens, a transverse waist scaphoid fracture was created through a dorsal approach. Metallic markers…