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IT’S HERE! ONLY ACMSS Brings Precision Medicine to Life.
ONLY CMS-Approved “Physician/CMSS Teams” enable CMS Meaningful Use Clinical Documentation, Turned into meaningful Actionable Wellness and Outcomes
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Defying the Odds: “What is Meaningful Use? Leading into MACRA?”



Welcome to the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS). Since 2010, we have been guardian to you, our members, in the medical scribe industry.

ACMSS is a Membership Association and provides academic-to-certification, employment-to-certification and direct Physician/Practice Administrator certification of eligible staff for CEHRT/MACRA regulations.

ACMSS protects the healthcare system through national presence, national certification, national advocacy, national standardization, and Continuous Scribe Education.  Together we are innovating our 21st Century-style healthcare system!


“2016 Best of Business Award:
Medical Business Administration”


ACMSS receives the distinguished 2016 “Best of Business Award: Medical Business Administration.”This honorary award recognizes ACMSS and our allied physicians, practice administrators, and best of business practices using Certified Medical Scribe Specialists (CMSS), enabling real-time patient-centric, patient-safe care!  Thank you!

Implementing MACRA: Certifying All personnel today.
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Learn of CMS Physician/CMSS teams.
Creating, Designing, and Building our Nation’s Esteemed 21st Century Physician/CMSS Teams, through MACRA, with CMS. The Future of Healthcare Starts Here!

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Standardizing Physician-CMSS Teams to Wellness – MACRA

Medical scribes are now starting to receive increasing attention in the healthcare industry, as many more practitioners are turning to them with the now commonplace use of EMRs/EHRs. Certified Medical Scribe Specialists help practitioners stay focused on providing quality patient care, while relieving practitioners from the burden of charting patient encounters that require ever more detailed documentation. Their services are becoming even more valuable now as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) begins to be implemented on Jan. 1, 2017. The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists has created an in-depth article titled, “Standardizing Physician-CMSS Teams to Wellness – MACRA,” to answer key questions clinicians are now asking about the use of Certified Medical Scribe Specialists. For the full story, click here.

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Failsafe Conference

The Failsafe Healthcare Annual Risk Summit 2016

ACMSS spoke as a panelist on healthcare compliance through credentialing pathways with Physicians, in meeting CEHRT MU Personnel attestations through Certified Medical Scribe Specialists (CMSS), creating sustainable wellness and outcomes across healthcare.

NEW:  The ACMSS Physician/”Certified” Scribe Career Center.

NEW:  Physician/Certified Scribe; Download and Distribute Custom ACMSS Referral/Portfolio Brochure of Services.

Note: To print the “Brochure of Services” file click the image to open the document in a new window. After the document opens choose ‘Print’ from the ‘File’ menu and adjust the print settings as needed.

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Moving our Nation Together to Health & Wellness!
“Certified Medical Scribe Specialists” (CMSS) Meet CEHRT/MACRA for Eligible Professionals.


MSCAT Certification

Opportunities abound when you become a Certified Medical Scribe Specialist (CMSS). Take the Medical Scribe Certification & Aptitude Test (MSCAT) today and become a Certified Medical Scribe Specialist (CMSS). As regulations continue to impact physician productivity, the need for assisted documentation will grow.

Membership Benefits

Your professional standing will rise as a recognized member of ACMSS. Receive discounts on future certifications, training products and materials, professional continuing education (CEU), and priority access to all of our conferences.


The best way to grow your profession and insure your voice is heard. Become an ACMSS member today and join our collective voice in support of healthcare, grow strength, unity, and visibility. Together, we will build a better future for certified medical scribes.

Corporate Sponsors

Get on board today and be a part of a major change in the medical industry by supporting the growth evolution and implementation of certified medical scribes. Get involved- support certified medical scribes and change healthcare today.

Certified Academic Partners

As an Academic Partner Institution, or prospective student, you are eligible to team with ACMSS and get the benefits of our exclusive education-to-certification pathway. This is how we support continued alliances with both our Academic Partners and their students.

Non-Profit Members

Non-Profit Partners are those organizations and associations ACMSS aligns with toward meeting local, state, regional, and national healthcare initiatives. Medical scribes are the skilled employees enabling the conduit toward a fully connected and innovative healthcare system.

ACMSS partners with Non-Profit Partner Alliances, protecting and standardizing the industry, disseminating information, and meeting “Meaningful Use” together for Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) benefits and adoption. Protect our most valuable asset, our healthcare system and our people, with “Certified Medical Scribe Specialists (CMSS)!”


Academic Program Eligibility

In 2010, American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) governing body voted and agreed upon the following requirements to ensure the candidate, or academic program, adequately understands the role of Certified Medical Scribe Specialist (CMSS). Pre-clinical training includes:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Core Measures
  • Basics of Coding and Billing
  • Documentation and Medical Legal Liability
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Functions of Hospital or Clinic Data Information Source
  • Basics of History and Physical documentation
  • Clinical scenarios in the medical sub-specialities
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) training
  • Adhering to Federal, State, Local and The Joint Commission standards









Noteworthy Scribe Usage

Utilizing Medical Scribes in the Outpatient Setting
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The Joint Commission discusses the use of unlicensed persons acting as scribes
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EHR Incentive Program Final Rule – Scribes and CPOE
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CMS Stance on Use of Unlicensed Personnel for Stage 2 Capabilities
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