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ICD-10 Glitch and Certified Medical Scribes

  • The updates to ICD-10 will impact CMS's ability to process data reported on certain quality measures for the 4th quarter of the 2016 calendar year.
  • One of the Certified Medical Scribe Specialists core responsibilities is to capture accurate and detailed documentation of the physician/mid-level encounter and increase clinical workflow efficiencies, creating time and space for clinicians to appropriately care for patients.

ICD-10 Glitch Leads CMS to Relax Physician Quality Penalties

The CMS issued something of a get-out-of-Medicare-penalties-free-card for two years to physicians and group practices due to a glitch with quality reporting measures based on a recent update to the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. Read more. 

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Standardizing Physician-CMSS Teams to Wellness – MACRA: Quality Payment Program

Appropriately credentialed and Certified Medical Scribe Specialists (CMSS) 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. Read more. 


This information should not be considered legal advice applicable to a specific situation. Legal guidance for individual matters should be obtained from a retained attorney.