SALT LAKE CITY, October 10, 2018 (Newswire.com) - The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Salt Lake City, Utah, for its 62nd Annual Conference. Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA), PCMH CCE, was installed as the 2018–2020 AAMA Trustee. In this capacity, Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA), PCMH CCE, a resident of St. Marys, Ohio, represents medical assistants and CMAs (AAMA) across the nation.
Medical assisting is one of the nation’s careers growing much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Medical assistants work in outpatient health care settings. Employers are seeking and recruiting these allied health professionals because of their uniquely diverse clinical and administrative patient-centered training.
Wicker states, “I am honored that the CMAs (AAMA) of the AAMA have re-elected me to serve them for another two years as their trustee. I look forward to representing the medical assistants across our nation. CMAs (AAMA) are a vital part of the care team in providing quality, comprehensive and coordinated care to patients.”
Wicker brings a great deal of experience to her office. She has worked clinically and managed ambulatory practices for more than 20 years and is currently employed by Grand Lake Health System as a performance improvement specialist with the Grand Lake Physician Practices. She has also received her Patient-Centered Medical Home Certified Content Expert Certification.
Wicker has served in many capacities for the AAMA in addition to entering her second term as a trustee, which includes chair of the Membership Development Strategy Team, member of the Partnership Task Force and member of several committees: Strategic Issues Planning, Maxine Williams Scholarship, Public Affairs Advocacy, Research and Development, and Marketing. Wicker has also served as the president of the Ohio State Society of Medical Assistants from 2014 to 2015.
The Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) — or CMA (AAMA) — credential represents a medical assistant who has been credentialed through the Certifying Board (CB) of the AAMA.
The CB of the AAMA was awarded accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) under ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2012, the global benchmark for personnel certification bodies, thus distinguishing the CMA (AAMA) from other medical assisting certifications.
A rigorous credential, the CMA (AAMA) is the only certification that requires postsecondary education. Only candidates who graduate from an accredited postsecondary medical assisting program are eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Examination. The CMA (AAMA) must recertify every five years. The National Board of Medical Examiners — responsible for many national examinations for physicians — constructs and administers the examination. As a result, the reliability and validity of the CMA (AAMA) credential are of the highest order.
Certification status is a matter of public record and may be released. Every day, the AAMA responds to more than 100 employer requests for CMA (AAMA) certification verification — for both current and potential employees.
The mission of the American Association of Medical Assistants is to provide the medical assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.
Source: American Association of Medical Assistants