MACRA Law Compliance
The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists, a 501 (c) (6) non-profit organization founded in 2010, is the nation’s only medical scribe certification body and voice, upheld with complying with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Measures and Stage 3 Objectives.

Certification Requirements:

  • CMS audit compliant documentation required of Physician/Administrators/Individuals
  • 12-month issuance of ‘live’ CMS certification and compliance documentation
  • Industry standardized e-MSCAT Training/Resource Manual
  • Industry Standardized HIPAA for Scribes e-Training/Operations Assessment
  • Live ACMSS Webinars
  • Access to Continuing Scribe Education Units
  • Continuing Medical Education Units
  • Membership Communication
  • Full scope ‘CMSS’ Credential Implementation of 21st Century Personnel
  • Implementation protocols for MACRA law, focused on stage 3 criteria
  • Secure American Healthcare Document and 2 Systems Design utilizing Physician/CMSS Teams across healthcare


MACRA LAW/CMS COMPLIANCE:  “CMS has asked that each provider or practice maintain a copy of the CMSS Specialist crosswalk and CMSS Compliance Certificate document in their files, just as they would retain documentation outlining their individual approach and method, as well as staffing protocols for audit purposes.”

VOLUME DISCOUNTS/AGREEMENTS:  ACMSS offers volume-discounts across all specialties across healthcare.  Contact ACMSS Leadership for volume-purchase review and agreement(s). Agreements are across healthcare/academic institutions. Contact ACMSS Business Development Team for customized review.

MACRA LAW STANDARDIZED CERTIFICATION PACKAGES:  *Effective January 1, all accounts include:

  • 1st-year Membership
  • MSCAT Specialty Certification
  • Eligibility pathway of credential: CMSS/CMSA
  • Standardized e-MSCAT Training/Resource Manual
  • Standardized e-HIPAA for Scribes Video/Training Operation Assessment/Certificate

* REQUIREMENTS: Membership is annual and will renew automatically.  All individuals will receive a notice of upcoming renewal at which time members have the option to cancel prior to renewal. Upon renewal payment date, all renewals are final for the year. Membership is required by Governing Board of ACMSS and in meeting CMS and MACRA Law requirements.

*Volume Membership Purchases are applied to Individuals through in-account management process, Practice Administrator(s) and/or Physician(s) apply to eligible personnel, per CMS requirements.

Accounts must maintain ANNUAL Membership and 3 hours of Continuing Scribe Education in a 1-year period.  Membership Renewals include new ‘live’ 12-month issued CMS Compliance certificate(s), maintaining active and valid credentials for account verification for CMS audit purposes and meeting MACRA law and ACMSS Governing Board.

REINSTATING LAPSED CERTIFICATIONS:  Individuals need to maintain requirements for valid certification and credentials. Contact Support.

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CMS has asked that each provider or practice retain a copy of the Specialist Crosswalk documentation in their files, just as they would retain documentation outlining their individual approach and method, as well as staffing protocols for audit purposes, meeting MACRA law.