Professionals Can Avoid Penalties By Certifying Before End of 2015, Reminds ACMSS

Hospitals and Professionals Can Avoid Penalties By Certifying Before End of 2015, Reminds ACMSSFor Immediate Release

Anaheim, CA, December 17, 2015 — The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) advise that in order to avoid penalties, Eligible Professionals (EP) need to get their certifications before the end of 2015. The attestation application eligibility period is quickly ending.

Those who don’t use the program will continue to face penalties in 2016. The payment reduction started at 1% in 2015. It is pivotal our country work to onboard electronic records for the wellness and efficacy of our nation and people.

Eligible Professionals include: Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy, Doctor of Oral Surgery, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Optometry, and Chiropractors.

Any staff members who will be entering electronic Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) information for Medication, Laboratory and Radiology Orders attesting for meaningful use must be certified and credentialed. Certified Medical Scribe Specialists (CMSS) qualify towards meeting the CPOE measure for EHR adoption with CMS.

ACMSS is passionate about improving clinical care and clinical documentation in an effort to revamp the country’s wellness. ACMSS advocates and develops innovative, flexible options in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for improved wellness systems. ACMSS’ customized packages meet your needs. From non-profit partnerships and vendors to physician practices and schools.

“ACMSS has pioneered to a true wellness model. Together we will innovate 21st-century style, developing and creating higher level EMR systems into transformative Electronic Health Records systems, working with clinicians, healthcare, and standards bodies enabling high-tech clinical care, medicine, and records systems enabling sustainable outcomes,” explains Kristin Hagen, ACMSS President and CEO.

Together we are moving our nation into paradigm models that exist today, including Integrative Health for Wellness, Disease Reversal and Disease Prevention, improving population health throughout our country.



The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists is the nation’s only nonprofit professional society representing more than 15,000 Medical Scribes in over 1,500 medical institutions. ACMSS partners with academic institutions and medical scribe corporations to offer both education-to-certification and employment-to-certification pathways. ACMSS advances the needs of the medical scribe industry through certification, public advocacy, and continuing education. ACMSS is also available for speaking engagements. To learn more about ACMSS, please visit: