Ophthalomology: Non-Profit Partnership Discount for CPOE Certified Medical Scribes. Increasing CMS Penalties, Certify Today

American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) is pleased to announce it has joined with the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) as a “Non-Profit Partner” to offer ASOA members an ophthalmic specific certified scribe program.

Any staff members that will be entering Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) information for Medication, Laboratory and Radiology Orders to attest for meaningful use must be certified or credentialed.

ACMSS is extending medical practice discounts to its members through a non-profit partnership toward certification as a Certified Medical Scribe Specialist (CMSS). Certification is on a voluntary basis via the Medical Scribe Certification & Aptitude Test (MSCAT). ACMSS meets meaningful use CPOE FAQ 9058.

ASOA members receive an additional discount based on volume of registrants, with minimum volume purchase of 5 or greater. You must also be an ACMSS member in order to participate. Membership is $20 and entitles you to 3 attempts to pass the exam.

Instructions for participating:

  • Visit the ACMSS Store
  • Click on MSCAT Volume Instructions
  • Purchase MSCAT Volume Certification/products (HIPAA for Scribes, MSCAT Study/Training Guide)
  • Enter promo code “ACMSS Certified” upon checkout
  • Assign products/certifications to medical scribes. Each scribe will receive an email to login
  • Scribes will Sign In, click Certification Assessments tab, MSCAT, and choose “Ophthalmology” from the Specialty MSCAT selection.

Please contact ACMSS directly at support@theacmss.org or 657-888-2158 if you have any questions regarding the ACMSS program and/or materials.

ACMSS Certifies Medical Scribes to meet CPOE Meaningful Use Measure. Certify in “General” or “Specialty” Exam

ACMSS releases certifications across healthcare to assist in meeting personnel certification of CPOE towards meaningful use measure.   Medical scribes meet meaningful use via CMS FAQ 9058 and Medical Scribe Certification & Aptitude Test (MSCAT). Certified Medical Scribe Specialists (CMSS) meet the highest designation, with clinical experience attained with a minimum of 200 hours.

To certify, Medical Scribes select certification pathway of General, or specialty specific.  Specialty certifications available for:

  • General certification
  • Ophthalmology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Urgent Care
  • Vascular Dermatology

Become Scribe Certified today!  For more information, email:  info@theacmss.org.

“Scribes’ Celebration Newsletter!” Look Inside…Discount Promo Code for ALL Bookstore Purchases, including Certification!

The American College of Clinical Information Managers  is offering a Discounted Promo Code that applies to ALL Bookstore purchases, including Certification.  Browse Bookstore.  Stock up on materials/study guides for training, certification preparationHIPAA for Medical Scribes video (Continuing Education), or register for Medical Scribe Certification & Aptitude Test.  At Checkout, enter promotional code: Certified2013Receive $5 off EACH product.

The American College of Clinical Information Managers would like to take this opportunity to thank medical scribes, specifically,  for their diligence and dedication within healthcare; the growing field of clinicians using scribes; our supportive employers, academic partners, and healthcare affiliates, working together, enabling a brighter future for all through quality patient-centric care!

Read and share our recent Medical Scribe Newsletter here!

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Medical Scribe Solutions: The Next Piece in the Healthcare Puzzle

A scribe is a medical documentation expert who works under the direct supervision of the licensed medical provider. The scribe shadows the physician into the patient room and enters patient medical data into the medical record, whether it be paper or electronic. The scribe’s medical data capture is done in real-time at the point-of-service. The medical provider is most accurate, productive and efficient when assisted documentation occurs with a scribe, as noted through Corporate Sponsor, ScribeAmerica. In contrast, the medical data capture models of medical transcription, or voice recognition software are impossible to perform contemporaneously with the physician’s H&P, and therefore, will inherently never be able to match the accuracy, productivity and efficiency of a scribe. Ask any physician who has waited on a UA, CT, or blood result, and you’ll be told that the waiting game to get data results back can drain productivity. This is another area where scribes shine, for unlike MT and voice recognition software, a scribe behaves more as a clinical information manager who actively locates patient studies, bird dogs medical tests and make calls to other departments like the lab or radiology, prepares MDM by researching PMH, can call patient’s families on your behalf, can prompt the provider for additional information or relay messages between provider, clinical staff , ancillary personnel, patients and their families. Certified medical scribes are a key facet in solving today’s healthcare challenges, and employment dilemmas, utilizing effective model and solutions through real-time partnership with clinical documentation encounters.

ACMSS is a non-profit organization representing and certifying medical scribes for gainful employment with prospective academic partners. ACMSS certifies scribes as Clinical Information Managers (CMSSs), and enables certification pathway to Certifying Academic Partners (CAPs) to academic institutions nationwide.

Contact ACMSS for more information on this growing field in high demand. Email: info@theacmss.org. Phone: 832.224.6911 or 83.ACMSS.911

Interested in Medical Scribe? ACMSS & MDS of Kansas Present Webinar 2/5/13 @ 7 EST – Register today!

Join tomorrow’s live webinar, 2/5 at 4 PST/7 EST, to learn about exciting educational and career opportunities for medical scribes as MDS hosts.  ACMSS Executive Director, Kristin Hagen, will discuss the industry certification pathway for medical scribes and schools alike.  Medical Scribes are in HOT demand!  Register to attend today!  Contact MDS of Kansas at (866) 777-7264.

Webinar Information:
Date:   February 5, 2013
Time:  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST
Location:   205 South Hillside
Wichita, Kansas  67211

Program InformationContact:

MDS of Kansas
316.776.9495
866.777.7264

View REGISTRATION and PROGRAM here !

ACEP weighs in on distinct advantages of Medical Scribes (ACEP Publication: 3/2012)

American College of Emergency Physicians, a non-profit association representing nearly 31,000 emergency department physicians, released their take on the valuable benefits to be gained through implementation of medical scribes.  Read the full published article here.

American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACMSS) maintains and sets minimal industry standards for certifying, credentialing, and deploying medical scribe educational programs, online or university-driven academia.   For more information, please contact ACMSS at 832.224.6911 or 83.ACMSS.911.

 

 

Medical Transcription Lawsuit Exposes Inherent Dangers to “Care-then-Document” Model

 Article Publication:  Baldwin County jury hands down $140M settlement

This case exposes the liability of documenting after the physician patient encounter, which is the historical practice of medical transcription companies. The case also underscores the federal government’s assertion that widespread EHR use will result in a decrease in medical errors by virtue of the inherent safety measures within the EHR workflow that would have prevented this patient’s death. For example, orders do not get seen by nursing staff, let alone executed, unless they are signed by the doctor. Unfortunately, it is well known that EHRs slow doctors down, thus impeding the doctor’s ability to document in real time, which as this lawsuit implies, was a significant mistake with the hospital’s process.

Additional patient protection is afforded by the proper use of scribes since the typical scribe workflow is to document contemporaneously with the physician-patient encounter. Thus, the medical record is completed and signed by the doctor, prior to patient discharge. Proper scribe use adds another patient safety feature that, unlike doctors whose dictation may sound muffled or unintelligible by the medical transcriptionist who is listening on the other side,  doctors who work with medical scribes can be immediately queried by the scribe at the point-of-service. This dynamic dialogue is a compelling safety feature of the physician-scribe model that physicians using medical transcription, do not have.  Real time, onsite medical scribe documentation, alongside the physician, adds to increased operational productivity and patient safety protocols within the EHR environment.

For the Record Article: “Medical Scribes Make Their Presence Felt” (Vol. 24 No. 21 P. 14)

Considering a career in healthcare? Looking to combine education with transformed clinical solutions?

Medical Scribes are the entry point of clinical documentation and seeing through the professional lens of healthcare workflow efficiencies, cost-saving measures, enabling real-time clinical documentation solutions, and most importantly, working hand-in-hand with physicians for quality patient-centric care. Many medical scribes enter this competitive position to distinguish themselves, building education, towards their clinical career goals – albeit physician, nursing, mid-level providers, therapists, emergency services to name a few.

Medical scribes experience opens up a multitude of opportunities within a competitive career landscape, clinical documentation management, leadership, and operational scribing in a multitude of healthcare settings, rural or urban.  Contact ACMSS for more information on certified medical scribe, including educational opportunities, pre-clinical/clinical training, Certification/Credentialing, history of scribes, benefits of certified scribes, and becoming a Member/Corporate Sponsor Email:  Info@theacmss.org Phone:  1.832.224.6911 (1.83.ACMSS.911).

Read the online magazine article here from For the Record:  Medical Scribes Make Their Presence Felt

November 19, 2012
Medical Scribes Make Their Presence Felt , By Mary Anne Gates
For The Record Magazine
Vol. 24 No. 21 P. 14
For The Record Online Article:  http://www.fortherecordmag.com/archives/111912p14.shtml

Medical Scribe Study Finds Scribe Use May Extend Physician Careers 85%

Newly released study discusses physician perception of scribe impact on metrics and physician quality of life.
“I can now just focus on being a physician”

Read full study here.

Scribe utilization has positive impact on workflow productivity, wellness, and job satisfaction for physicians, as well as their opinions of scribes’ technical skills and professionalism.

According to study, “some (85%) said that working with a scribe may extend their career. With respect to productivity (agree or strongly agree), 64.2% felt that they had higher relative value units and 79.4% were able to treat more patients per hour with scribe utilization. The majority of respondents (74.8%) felt that scribes were very or extremely beneficial when transitioning to use of an EMR. Respondents who were previously using an EMR without scribes indicated that there was a large positive impact of scribe utilization on EMR experience with respect to relieving the stress of documentation (87.4%), being able to “focus on being a physician” (78.8%), quality of life (77.9%) and patient care (77.3%).”

 

ACMSS Presents: “What’s in a Name? The Future of Medical Scribes” Webinar (11/15/12 @ 3 EST)

AHDI’s 2012 Managers/Supervisors webinar series hosts Kristin Hagen, Executive Director of American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACMSS), to present an insightful look at the accelerating career path of medical scribes – many of our nation’s future clinicians and allied healthcare workers.

The informative webinar will describe the dynamics of a medical scribe, educational requirements, certification process, the future of healthcare documentation professionals, and the industry as a whole. Make plans today to attend and register below.

Presenter: Kristin Hagen, CPEHR, CPHIE, CPHIT
Time: 12:00 PM Pacific / 1:00 PM Mountain / 2:00 PM Central / 3:00 PM Eastern
Duration: 1 Hour
Registration Close: November 14, 2012
CEC Given: 1 PD

Registration: http://www.ahdionline.org/OnlineStore/ProductDetail/tabid/55/Default.aspx?ProductId=2062

ACMSS Attending American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly (10/8-10/10)

American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACMSS) will be onsite at this year’s ACEP conference held in Denver, CO, October 8-12. ACMSS advocates on behalf of the medical scribe industry, setting minimal performance standards of practice and certifying medical scribes and scribe programs.

Executive Director, Kristin Hagen, will be attending ACEP and networking with colleagues regarding the importance of performance standards and certification of medical scribes as they aid clinicians with workflow efficiencies and clinical documentation. Medical scribes assist clinicians in real time, at the point-of-care with supervised data collection and entry into the EMR. For more information, or to arrange a meeting onsite, please direct inquiries to: kristin_hagen@theacmss.org  or contact ACMSS at 1.832.224.6911.

ACMSS looks forward to an eventful educational event and networking with industry colleagues!

About ACEP

ACEP’s 2012 Scientific Assembly will have an exciting array of educational programming and social events, and new venue, this year’s Assembly has been one of the most anticipated emergency medicine conferences.

Special features this year include

•Over 300 world-class educational sessions
•A return of the popular pre-conference Cadaver Lab
•Summaries and commentary of the articles chosen by ABEM for its current LLSA tests
•More hands-on skills labs added to the program
•New 30 Minute lectures •ACEP’s Research Forum – tomorrow’s news today – included in 4-day registration fee

Add to that, the largest exhibit program in the specialty to view the latest equipment and products, and one of the best opportunities to network with your colleagues from across the nation.

New Changes in Store for MCAT in 2015. Be Informed and Prepared!

New changes in store for MCAT for 2015. Be informed and prepared!

Healthcare requirements and education continue to evolve to meet the needs of medical schools selecting the best applicants into medical school. In addition to restructure of the MCAT, Medical College Admissions Test, a well-prepared student will gain benefit through first-hand experience as a medical scribe. Specifically those who have certified as a Clinical Information Manager (CMSS), will also present credentials, enabling minimal standards of education to the US Healthcare System to ensure data integrity. CMSSs also meet minimal training requirements, work performance , and maintain a commitment to continuing education. (www.theacmss.org). Certified Medical Scribes often receive a letter of recommendation from the rapport built in close-working relationship with physicians. Distinguishing and balancing oneself through education, experience, growth and connecting to national initiatives through designated professional associations are key attributes that open doors to enable oneself to “stand out from among their peers in candidacy!”

The Association. of American Medical Colleges announced in February the first revisions to the Medical College Admission Test in 21 years. Starting in 2015, the exam will include:

■ A new “Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section to test what is typically taught in introductory psychology, sociology and biology courses.
■ A new “Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills” section to reasoning ability by having students analyze, evaluate and apply information provided in passages from a range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.
■ Two natural sciences sections to test concepts typically taught in introductory biology, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry and physics.
■ No writing sample.

Additional information linked below:

AMA

US News

 

Medical Scribing: Convergence of Roles Straight Ahead!

Medical Scribing, coding, real-time documentation? Utilizing medical scribes increases efficiencies and capture’s the patient’s story to make an impact on medical decision making. Multi-faceted certified scribes enable standards to elevate continuum of care in the US healthcare system. Having the right people at the right time with the right documentation enables advanced healthcare practice, system and solutions.

Read “Documenting the Patient’s Story: Consider a Scribe” here!

ACMSS creates DYNAMIC solutions for ALL specialties, corporations, and educational entities from the local to national level! Contact ACMSS for program details and certification: 1.832.224.6911 – info@theacmss.org.

“Advancing Clinical Information Management Together!”

Preparing our Nation’s Healthcare Future with Experience and Education

Recognizing the need for greatness in the US Healthcare system, major universities pair up with Emergency Departments to offer a winning combination of experience, education, and employment opportunities to pre-health & pre-med students in applicant-driven process. Scribe Certify and Credential today as a CMSS through MSCAT via TheACMSS (American College of Clinical Information Managers)

Read more clicking  here.

Just Announced: The 5 National Accrediting Bodies to Certify EHR’s are Underway. Scribe Certify today!

The 5 national accrediting bodies to “certify” Electronic Health Record systems (hospitals/facilities) to achieve “Meaningful Use” for Health Information Exchange are underway! Healthcare is rocking…stay abreast of “key” industry drivers and standards. Join ACMSS as an Individual or Corporate Member, Scribe Certify or ED Program Certify via MSCAT utilizing credentialed Clinical Information Manager’s (CMSS’s). Together we ensure patient safety, protecting our nation’s healthcare system. Contact ACMSS.

Read more information “here!”

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