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, CMSS Direct Clinical Partner,  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!

Courtesy of: Anaheim, 2016
“2016 – 2017
Best of Business Award:
Medical Business Administration”

Courtesy of: Irvine, 2017

ACMSS receives the distinguished 2017 “Best of Business Award: Medical Business Administration. This is the second year in a row that ACMSS has received this very esteemed award. “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!”


Thank you ASCRS•ASOA for being a valued Non-Profit Partner, alongside our respective clients.
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Creating, Designing, and Building our Nation’s Esteemed 21st Century Physician/CMSS Teams, through MACRA, with CMS. The Future of Healthcare Starts Here!

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Standardizing Physician-CMSS Teams to Wellness – MACRA

Medical scribes are now starting to receive increasing attention in the healthcare industry, as many more practitioners are turning to them with the now commonplace use of EMRs/EHRs. Certified Medical Scribe Specialists help practitioners stay focused on providing quality patient care, while relieving practitioners from the burden of charting patient encounters that require ever more detailed documentation. Their services are becoming even more valuable now as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) begins to be implemented on Jan. 1, 2017. The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists has created an in-depth article titled, “Standardizing Physician-CMSS Teams to Wellness – MACRA,” to answer key questions clinicians are now asking about the use of Certified Medical Scribe Specialists. For the full story, click here.

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Failsafe Conference

The Failsafe Healthcare Annual Risk Summit 2016

ACMSS spoke as a panelist on healthcare compliance through credentialing pathways with Physicians, in meeting CEHRT MU Personnel attestations through Certified Medical Scribe Specialists (CMSS), creating sustainable wellness and outcomes across healthcare.

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


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)!”








Noteworthy Scribe Usage

Utilizing Medical Scribes 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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