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News & Upcoming Events
2020 AAMA National Conference - CANCELLED
2020 OSMA Fall Quarterly - October 10, 2020
Hosted by River Cities Chapter - Register no later than Oct. 5
NEW! Employer Celebrating their Medical Assistants during AAMA MAR week
On October 21, 2020, OHSU hosted its 5th Annual MA Appreciation Event in tandem with Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MARWeek). This annual event celebrates more than 450 medical assistants at OHSU. This year, a new, timely award—the COVID Superstar MA Award—joined the award categories, which include awards designed to celebrate new and experienced medical assistants.
The 2020 Winners
Outstanding New MA Award: Aaron Dirks, EMT, NREMT
Mentor MA Award: Janet Noel, CCMA
Experienced MA Award: Amanda Baker, CMA (AAMA)
COVID Superstar MA Award: Briana Friedman, CMA (AAMA)
MA of the Year Award: Bryan Villalobos, CMA (AAMA)
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.
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: phone: 541-554-6572
Claire Houghton, CMA (AAMA) email: phone: 509-413-7091
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