Certified Professional Medical Scribe (CPMS)

The CPMS credential validates the professional’s ability to accurately record encounters performed by providers in an electronic health record. A Professional Medical Scribe must document all the information obtained by the provider during the encounter including the patient history, the physical observations of the exam and the provider’s assessment and plan of care. A Scribe performs the administrative component of documentation to allow the provider to focus on the care of the patient. A Professional Medical Scribe must be able to demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, components of the medical record, and requirements of documentation to support services.

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Certified CPMS’ have demonstrated:

  • Proficient knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, components of the medical record, and requirements of documentation to support services.
  • Knowledge of federal initiative requirements.
  • An understanding of the essential elements of documenting a physician-patient encounter and E/M levels
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of medical personnel and billing practices.
  • Rules associated with medico-legal risk mitigation.
  • Familiarity with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and technical spelling.

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2 years of experience required (can be a combination of medical experience and scribe experience). AAPC membership required upon selection. Space limited. Up to four weeks required for evaluation and selection. Additional details provided upon selection.

This exam will be administered and proctored online. Approved candidates will receive one free attempt.

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