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About CMA Today

The AAMA’s flagship magazine, CMA Today, is designed to meet the informational needs of medical assistants:

  • CEU Articles. In-depth articles and tests for CEUs
  • AAMA Update. Association news and events, including messages from the president
  • Public Affairs. Issues surrounding the profession, including legislative activities
  • Quick Clinic. Clinical topics involving important health issues in outpatient care
  • Practice Manager. Special topics for medical assistants who manage medical offices
  • Educators Forum. Special topics for educators of medical assisting students
  • News You Can Use. Short news stories imparting the latest health industry news
  • For Your Health. Short news stories promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • Spotlight. Profiles on medical assisting professionals

Audience  |  AAMA members and subscribers, including:

  • Medical assistants
  • Students in medical assisting programs
  • Educators of medical assistants
  • Medical office managers
  • Libraries at educational institutions
  • Offices and clinics

Medical assistants work primarily in outpatient settings and are cross-trained to perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties (which vary by state law), including the following:

  • Scheduling appointments
  • Maintaining medical records
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Taking medical histories
  • Explaining treatment procedures to patients
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Assisting the physician during exams
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Instructing patients about medication and special diets
  • Drawing blood
  • Removing sutures and changing dressings

Circulation  |  28,000+

Readership  |  40,000

Frequency  |  Bimonthly (six times a year):

  • January/February
  • March/April
  • May/June
  • July/August
  • September/October
  • November/December