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News & Upcoming Events




2020 OSMA Strategic Planning Meeting via Zoom

Saturday, August 22, 2020


2020 AAMA National Conference - CANCELLED

For more information about the cancellation, please visit the AAMA website Conference page


2020 OSMA Fall Quarterly - October, 2020 

River Cities Chapter - more information coming soon



October 3

Counts as 4 hours of CEUs.

This is a non-AAMA approved education but it's applicable.

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August 13-15


This is a non-AAMA approved education but it's applicable.

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NEW!  CMS Final Rule Supports Medical Assistants Performing Nasopharyngeal Swabbing

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule with comment period entitled “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency” (85 FR 19247 through 19253) in the April 6, 2020, Federal Register. Its language supports my legal position that medical assistants are permitted to perform nasopharyngeal swabbing to test for COVID-19.

Read More on the AAMA Blog


"How Nurses and Medical Assistants Can Foster a Culture of Immunization in the Practice"

Access videos and more on this topic as well as other important topics. VIEW ARTICLE & VIDEOS

 AAMA Guidelines and Content Outline for the Certification Exam

The AAMA recently announced a new content outline effective July 15, 2020. Click here to read the full newsletter regarding these changes or visit the AAMA website.

Leadership & Mentoring Minutes

Read the article on "7 Key Qualities of an Effective Mentor"


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Save the Date!

Plan to attend Medical Assistants ... making a difference!
Northwest Regional Conference co-hosted by
Washington State Society and Oregon Society Medical Assistants


May 13-15, 2021
Red Lion on the River, Jantzen Beach, Portland, Oregon

For further information, please contact conference co-chairs:

Candy Miller, CMA (AAMA) email: eeyorecandy7@yahoo.com   phone: 541-554-6572
Claire Houghton, CMA (AAMA) email: clairehoughton9@gmail.com  phone: 509-413-7091

General Assembly Reports

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