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As of January 1, 2017, credentialed medical assistants (in addition to licensed health care professionals) are permitted to enter medication, laboratory, and diagnostic imaging orders into the electronic health record (EHR) and have such entry count toward meeting the meaningful use thresholds under only the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Read all the coverage of the CMS updates from AAMA CEO and Legal Counsel Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA.

The AAMA—at the state and national levels—works year-round to protect your rights as a medical assistant and further your professional status. Chief Executive Officer Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA, is at the forefront of these initiatives. Review excerpts from his past reports to the House of Delegates and the Board of Trustees.

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View important decisions from past meetings of the AAMA Board of Trustees.

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Read about the activities of past meetings of the annual House of Delegates.

View past videos of Chief Executive Officer Balasa as presented to the AAMA House of Delegates on the AAMA YouTube Channel.

Be prepared to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week! Find everything you need—from MARWeek dates to posters to sample press releases—to spread the word and embrace the profession that's at the heart of health care.

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Press Releases

Read past press releases by the AAMA and access sample press releases for use by state societies, local chapters, and individuals.