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
  • Industry standardized e-MSCAT Clinical Training/Resource Manual
  • Industry Standardized HIPAA for Scribes e-Clinical Training/Operations Assessment
  • Live ACMSS Webinars
  • Access to Continuing Scribe Education (CSE) Units
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) Units
  • CMSS Clinical Communique
  • Advanced clinical documentation ‘CMSS’ Credential Implementation
  • 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 12-month issued CMS CMSS Credential
  • MSCAT Specialty Clinical Certification
  • Standardized e-MSCAT Clinical Training/Resource Manual
  • Standardized e-HIPAA for Scribes Video/Clinical Training Operation Assessment/Certificate

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

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

Accounts must maintain annual recertification and 3 hours of Continuing Scribe Education in a 1-year period.  Recertification Renewals include 12-month issued CMS Compliance certificate(s), maintaining active and valid credentials for account verification for CMS audit compliance purposes, meeting MACRA law and ACMSS Governing Board policies and protocols.

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

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