Certified Medical Scribe Support Can Alleviate Physician EHR Burnout Concerns; Certify Today

Certified Medical Scribe Support Can Alleviate Physician EHR Burnout Concerns; Certify Today

Certified Medical Scribe Support Can Alleviate Physician EHR Burnout Concerns; Certify TodayFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Certified Medical Scribe Support Can Alleviate Physician EHR Burnout Concerns; Certify Today

CONTACT: Kristin Hagen
President/CEO, American College of Medical Scribe Specialists
(657) 888-2158

ORANGE, CA., July 6, 2016. According to a new analysis by the Mayo Clinic and American Medical Association researchers of a nationwide survey of physicians, computerized provider order entry and electronic health record use are a major source of burnout for physicians. The study found that physicians who used EHRs and CPOE had greater rates of burnout than those who did not, an issue that Certified Medical Scribe Specialists (CMSS) have been shown to help alleviate.

“This study makes it clear that physicians are frustrated with the drop in productivity resulting from electronic health record use and the time takes away from true, face-to-face interactions with patients,” said ACMSS Executive Director Kristin Hagen. “The revolution in our healthcare system toward value-based, individualized medical care and treatment cannot happen if the EHRs meant to help facilitate these changes are a major source of physician dissatisfaction. Certified Medical Scribe Specialists assist practices and clinicians in real time, assisting innovative workflow and efficiencies, providing necessary tools and resources.”

A study published last fall in ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research found that physician productivity in a cardiology clinic was 10% higher for physicians using medical scribes. This improved productivity resulted in 84 additional new and 423 additional follow-up patients seen in one year. That study also found that the physicians using medical scribes finished most or all of their work during clinic hours and they did not have to spend additional time to complete documentation after their standard working hours.

“The clinical documentation and practice efficiencies certified scribes provide have been shown to ease the clerical burdens of CPOE and EHRs, and give physicians back the time and attention they need focus on their patients,” Hagen said. “Providers need to ensure that they use certified medical scribes, meeting CMS requirements, revolutionizing clinical care and creating sustainable outcomes together.”

ACMSS works in compliance with CMS to meet national goals and initiatives of Meaningful Use, Merit-Based Payment Incentive System (MIPS) and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).  Certified medical scribes also meet the “qualified people” standard in Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT).  If not the clinicians themselves entering the data, eligible personnel must be certified, meeting the CEHRT Meaningful Use (MU) Personnel standard.

The ACMSS certification program meets current and proposed CMS certification requirements toward use of EHRs through its Medical Scribe Certification & Aptitude Test (MSCAT). ACMSS provides specialty certifications in vascular medicine, dermatology, oncology, primary care, internal medicine, emergency medicine and general patient care, enabling access to all across the specialities. ACMSS enables same-day certification for practices to meet Meaningful Use attestations, presently at 2%, and offers ongoing webinars to assist prospective individuals with key information about ACMSS, regulations, and innovations to meet healthcare goals through Volume Certification Packages.

Building integrative systems design for prevention and disease reversal for patient care most heavily impact family practice, primary care, and urgent care, followed by all the specialities. MIPS and MACRA allow the current traditional healthcare system and providers to focus on their much-needed goals today in independent practices of working to assist patients in disease reversal and prevention toward wellness.

The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists offers five separate pathways for Certified Medical Scribe Specialists. Please contact ACMSS directly atsupport@theacmss.org or 657-888-2158 if you have any questions regarding the ACMSS program and/or materials.

About ACMSS

The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists is the nation’s only nonprofit professional society representing more than 17,000 Medical Scribes in over 1,700 medical institutions. ACMSS partners with academic institutions, non-profit partners, 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. To learn more about ACMSS, please visit: theacmss.org

ACMSS
support@theacmss.org
(657) 888-2158

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Today is the Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals to Attest for 2014 Participation

EHR Incentive Programs ? A program of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

News Updates
Today is the Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals to Attest for 2014 ParticipationEligible professionals have until 11:59 pm ET today, March 20, 2015, to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.

Medicare eligible professionals must attest to meaningful use every year to receive an incentive and avoid a payment adjustment. Providers who successfully attest for the 2014 program year will:

Note: The Medicare extension does not affect deadlines for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Additionally, the EHR reporting option for PQRS has been extended until today at 8:00pm ET

How to Attest
Submit your data to the Registration and Attestation System, which includes 2014 Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) Flexibility Rule options.

Tips to ensure successful attestation:

  • Before you register– make sure you have an active and approved enrollment record in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS)
  • When registering– be sure to have your NPI, Identity and Access Management (I&A) ID and Password, Payee TIN, and Payee NPI information available, along with your EHR Certification Number
  • Before you attest– make sure you have a successful and active registration status in the Registration and Attestation System
    • Registration status will read “Active” when all validations pass
  • After you attest– click on the status tab to see your progress, and then click the appropriate tab to see your registration, attestation, and payment status

CMS recommends you review all of your attestation information before submitting. To learn more, see the Educational Resources on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website.

For help, call the EHR Information Center: 1-888-734-6433
TTY for people with hearing impairments: 1-888-734-6563
MondayFriday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm (ET)

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Medicare Eligible Professionals: Tomorrow is the Last Day to Attest for 2014 Participation

EHR Incentive Programs ? A program of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

News Updates
Tomorrow is the Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals to Attest for 2014 ParticipationEligible professionals have until 11:59 pm ET tomorrow, March 20, 2015, to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.

Medicare eligible professionals must attest to meaningful use every year to receive an incentive and avoid a payment adjustment. Providers who successfully attest for the 2014 program year will:

Note: The Medicare extension does not affect deadlines for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Additionally, the EHR reporting option for PQRS has been extended until March 20, 2015

How to Attest
Submit your data to the Registration and Attestation System, which includes 2014 Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) Flexibility Rule options.

Tips to ensure successful attestation:

  • Before you register– make sure you have an active and approved enrollment record in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS)
  • When registering– be sure to have your NPI, Identity and Access Management (I&A) ID and Password, Payee TIN, and Payee NPI information available, along with your EHR Certification Number
  • Before you attest– make sure you have a successful and active registration status in the Registration and Attestation System
    • Registration status will read “Active” when all validations pass
  • After you attest– click on the status tab to see your progress, and then click the appropriate tab to see your registration, attestation, and payment status

CMS recommends you review all of your attestation information before submitting. To learn more, see the Educational Resources on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website.

For help, call the EHR Information Center: 1-888-734-6433
TTY for people with hearing impairments: 1-888-734-6563
MondayFriday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm (ET)

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“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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ACMSS Launches National MSCAT Medical Scribe & HIPAA Certification Exams

The American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACMSS) has Officially Launched the Clinical Information Manager Certification and Aptitude Test (MSCAT) and HIPAA Scribe Certification Program

Caldwell, NJ, February 23, 2012

The American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACMSS) announced today the launch of the nation’s first certification exams for the clinical information management professional.

The ACMSS was established to advance the profession through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning and has long recognized the need to develop a certification examination that targets clinical information management professionals who are qualified by their training and experience to achieve industry-level certification.

“Medical scribe employment is clearly on the rise and employers require a minimum level of documentation performance and knowledge of the clinical boundaries of scribe utilization. Given the rapid growth of the medical scribe industry, a standardized approach to quality and accurate point-of-care documentation will enable physician workflow efficiencies. These operational improvements as a result of medical scribe use allow the physician to examine additional patients, spend more time at the patient’s bedside, and circumvent the physical barrier imposed by Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) in the physician-patient interview. We believe medical scribe use is cost effective and leads to additional patient safety. In a field as highly regulated as the healthcare industry, it is only a matter of time before medical scribes will need to demonstrate their credentials,” says Kristin Hagen, Executive Director of the ACMSS.

The MSCAT is a comprehensive certification exam that verifies the medical scribe possesses the skill set of a credentialed Certified Medical Scribe (CMS). CMS’ must demonstrate fluency in medical terminology, visit level assignment, medicolegal risk mitigation, accountability measures, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and in navigating the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) course and exam ensures the medical scribe documents the physician-patient medical encounter in a federally compliant manner with respect to the Privacy Rule.

“Helping our graduates achieve industry certification and gain employment is our primary focus,” says Peter Reilly, President and CEO of the American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group. “Partnering with the ACMSS in the development and delivery of these certification exams ensures our medical scribe training program will culminate in industry certification for our graduates just like our medical transcription editing training and medical billing and coding training programs currently do.”

To learn more about the MSCAT certification exam and other ACMSS exams, please visit the MSCAT page.

About ACMSS
The American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACMSS) is the nation’s preeminent professional society representing Certified Medical Scribes (CMS) professionals. The ACMSS is committed to advancing the CMS profession through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning. ACMSS certification and membership is sought and earned by Clinical Information Managers on a voluntary basis. To learn more about the ACMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.theacmss.org.

About AHDPG
The American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG) is a leading training and workforce development company focused on the healthcare documentation industry. AHDPG was the first employer owned training organization approved by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), a joint committee established by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHDPG provides online training in the areas of medical transcription editing, medical billing and coding and clinical information management (medical scribe) delivered in a supportive environment. Students graduate ready to take their respective certification exams and gain employment in the healthcare documentation industry. For more information about AHDPG, please visit our website at www.ahdpg.com.

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