“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!


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CMS: Innovating our “Public Healthcare System

Innovating our “Precision Medicine” Pathways: Integrative / Functional Medicine

NEW:  Physician/Certified Scribe Practice Innovations;  CMS CMSS Outpatient Credentials. Contact ACMSS to learn how to implement, available practice/specialty wide. Building our “patient-centric, patient-safe” healthcare system together!

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

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

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ACMSS Meaningful Use Stage 2

***REMINDER:  All personnel entering data within the Electronic Health Record MUST be certified and credentialed.

CMS has asked the following in meeting CEHRT/MACRA:

CMS has asked that each Provider or Practice retain a copy of the CMSS certification and 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.

ACMSS certifies via the Medical Scribe Certification & Aptitude Test (MSCAT), meeting clinicians evolving needs.  Certify all staff today!

Contact ACMSS:

Phone:  (657) 888-2158



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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!

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


Certified Medical Scribe Specialist (CMSS) enables:

  • Real-time personnel
  • Real-time documentation
  • On-site personnel
  • Workflow enhancements and development
  • Eligible Provider usage
  • Credentialed and Certified protected US Healthcare System
  • Meet CEHRT “Personnel” Requirements. Meets CMS Audits attestation
  • Together, systematically, we are working in team (CMS-Provider-Scribe-Patient) in documenting clinical documentation toward wellness and outcomes
Certified Medical Scribe Apprentice (CMSA): enables:
  • Remote documentation
  • Credentialed and Certified protected US Healthcare System
Employment of Certified Medical Scribes:
  • ALL Clinical Outpatient Specialities
  • Emergency Department (TJC)
  • Hospital (TJC)
  • Integrative Medicine (wellness)

Fully Robust Electronic Health Records System:

  • Fully connected Electronic Health Records System
  • Telehealth/Telemedicine
  • Personal Health Records
  • Advancing Clinical Care
  • Sustainable Wellness, Research, Outcomes

Eligible Personnel to Use Certified Scribes:

  • Doctors
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants

Why Certification:

  • Specialty-Specific Certification, mastery of skills
  • Protected Electronic Health Record System for American’s alike
  • Interoperable healthcare system
  • Continuing Education to elevate and reach national goals
  • Respected professional who has met core competency exam and certification
  • Enable necessary innovative workflows for Providers to focus on disease reversal, prevention, and 21st-century breakthroughs

Innovation and breakthroughs are in outpatient data collection.  Become electronic, Certify Scribes.  Outpatient Certified Medical Scribe Specialists allow Providers Innovation in Workflow to focus on:  Disease Reversal, Prevention, and Sustainable Wellness Care Plans and Models!

ACMSS is Highly Specialized and Standardized!

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Understand CMS Timetable for MACRA:
Creating our Wellness Systems Together!

Effective 2015, Eligible Professionals follow the timeline for Adjustments and MACRA implementation:

1%-2015 Provider Adjustment
2%-2016 Provider Adjustment
3%-2017 Provider Adjustment
4%-2018 Provider Adjustment

2015: July through December: Medicare physician payments increase by 0.5 percent
2016 through 2019:  Medicare physician payments increase by 0.5 percent each year
January 2019: Based on eligibility, physicians enter either the APM track or the MIPS track
2020 through 2025: Medicare physician fee-for-service payments remain at 2019 levels with no updates

“Certified Medical Scribe Specialists” (CMSS) meet CEHRT Personnel/MACRA for all Eligible Professionals for efficient workflow utilization, including and up to Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), through the Medical Scribe Certification & Aptitude Test (MSCAT).

Volume MSCAT eligible Scribes today; receive member discounts and stay nationally informed of industry trends and drivers affecting healthcare!

“Together we create a robust and interoperable 21st-century healthcare system, revolutionizing care and creating innovative and effective outcomes, for the people!”



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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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CMS FAQs: Certified Medical Scribe Specialists (CMSS) and CPOE 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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