History of the Aama

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DeeAnita Betances
Medical Assisting
Mrs.Damiani
DeeAnita Betances
Medical Assisting
Mrs.Damiani
About
The AAMA

Date of publication
About
The AAMA

Date of publication

History Of The AAma
1955-The Kansas Medical Assistants Society initiated a meeting in Kansas City, Kan., to consider the formation of a national organization. 1959-AAMA was incorporated in the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit professional organization. 1969- Five two-year educational programs were accredited by the AMA Council on Medical Education in collaboration with the AAMA Program Approval Committee. 1976- The Continuing Education Committee officially launched the CEU Approval Program, whereby state societies and chapters that met specific guidelines could offer CEU credit to participants. 1978- For the first time, the AAMA basic Certification Examination was given twice yearly (in January and June) at test centers nationwide. 2009- Computer-based testing for the CMA (AAMA) Certification/Recertification Examination began January 5, 2009.

Certification & Recertification
Certification
The AAMA offers a certification examination for medical assistants. This certification is the premier credential of a medical assistant.

Recertification
A certified medical assistant must recertify every five years. This can be accomplished by continuing education or reexamination.

Ma/cma

MA- Medical assistants keep the offices of doctors, medical centers, and clinics running smoothly. Depending upon their employer’s needs, they can perform clerical, administrative, or clinical functions—or all three. Their duties vary by office type, location, and size of practice.

CMA- Medical Assistants can be certified or registered health care workers who perform the administrative and clinical tasks that keep the offices of licensed health practitioners running smoothly.

Duties Of An Ma/cma
If you are planning to become a medical assistant, expect to handle the following...
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