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WELCOME to the OSMA website! The Oregon Society of Medical Assistants (OSMA) is a professional organization that supports medical assistants through education, mentorship and professional networking throughout the State of Oregon. Membership is open to all professional medical assistants, managers and other medical professionals.
News & Upcoming Events
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.
NEW!! ONLINE LEARNING- CDC
"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.
May 15, 2021 Northwest Regional Conference co-hosted by OSMA and WSSMA presented virtually via ZOOM. We have an excellent program planned for the day. Watch for more information and a registration form.
For further information, please contact conference co-chairs:
Candy Miller, CMA (AAMA) email: phone: 541-554-6572
Claire Houghton, CMA (AAMA) email: phone: 509-413-7091
General Assembly Reports