Orlando, FL, April 30, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) has joined with American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) in their new Non-Profit Partnership. ACMSS will be offering AAUCM members an Urgent Care-specific certified scribe program and discounts to membership toward certification.
Any staff members who will be entering 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 certifies all scribes in the outpatient setting by specialty for this purpose” said ACMSS President and CEO Kristin Hagen. “We represent the highest professional quality of certified and credentialed medical scribes in the industry for medical record documentation enabling practice efficiencies and assisting towards practice compliance needs.”
ACMSS strongly believes in taking proactive care of organizations’ needs both for clinical documentation as well as keeping them up to date on latest regulations. ACMSS reminds facilities to begin their 90-day attestation now.
Those who don't use the program will face penalties beginning in 2015. The payment reduction starts at 1% and increases each year that an eligible professional does not demonstrate Meaningful Use to a maximum of 4% according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists is the nation’s only nonprofit professional society representing more than 15,000 Medical Scribes in over 1,300 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. To learn more about ACMSS please visit: www.theacmss.org.
About the AAUCM
The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) is the leading society for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners practicing Urgent Care Medicine. The purpose of the AAUCM is to contribute to the field of Urgent Care Medicine in the areas of professional growth scientific and medical research and medical education all to improve the overall quality of medical care. The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine is working diligently to protect and ensure the future of the specialty of Urgent Care. To learn more about AAUCM please visit: aaucm.org.
For ACMSS contact:
Kristin Hagen President/CEO
American College of Medical Scribe Specialists
For AAUCM contact:
Cari Withrow Administrator
American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine