CSMA will be rescheduling the Annual Spring Meeting. Check back for updates.
Message From CSMA President Nancy Lizon, CMA (AAMA)
First of all, CSMA hopes you have been able to keep your distance and keep healthy in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know many may have been impacted by school closures, layoffs or other work changes. Please stay alert and do all you can to avoid exposure.
Our State meeting has been cancelled for the time being. Many other states have had to do the same thing and are in the same boat. We are working on other options so we can do the Society’s needed business. You will be contacted again when we’ve been able to make an arrangement that fulfills our bylaw requirements.
Please also check our website, csma-medassist.org, periodically for any new updates. If you have any other questions of if I can be of help, please feel free to contact me.
What are Bylaws? Bylaws are your organization's operating manual. They define: Size of the board and how it will function. Roles and duties of directors and officers. Rules and procedures for holding meetings, electing directors, and appointing officers. CSMA Bylaws - ARTICLE XXI-AMENDMENTS: The Bylaws may be amended at the annual and interim meetings of the Society by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting, unless stated otherwise in these Bylaws. Proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing to the generalmembership no less than thirty (30) days prior to the meeting at which the amendments shall be presented for a vote.
CMA (AAMA) Status All CMAs (AAMA) must have current status to use the credential, including for qualifying to enter orders for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
NEW Recertification Policy Change 4/2018 The time limit for recertifying the CMA (AAMA) credential by continuing education: Recertification by Continuing Education Time Limit.Effective January 1, 2020, an individual whose credential has been expired for more than three months forfeits the right to reactivate the credential by continuing education and must sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification/Recertification Examination.
Candidates are allowed three attempts to pass the exam. If the candidate does not pass on the third attempt, the candidate is no longer eligible for the exam or to recertify the CMA (AAMA) credential.
Requirements for Recertification To recertify your CMA (AAMA) credential by continuing education, a total of 60 recertification points are required across the following categories:
30 from any combination of general, administrative, and clinical
Remember, at least 30 of your 60 recertification points must be accumulated from AAMA approved CEUs.
Take advantage of membership benefits and pay reduced fee's for this meeting;
New or renewing member(if you have ever been an AAMA member): Join on or after September 1, 2018, and receive membership through December 31, 2019.