How medical scribe training has evolved

From Becker’s:

Depending on the program, ScribeAmerica scribes go through approximately 120 hours of training. This training includes various topics, such as medical terminology and HIPAA compliance. The training may also include idiosyncrasies important to an individual department. For instance, one ScribeAmerica training program focused on Hierarchical Condition Category coding and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act strategies.

Mr. Newman notes that the traditional role of medical scribes in the emergency department was focused around documentation, physician satisfaction and overall flow but the role has changed since then.

“As the market has evolved, the term ‘scribe’ has become truly a misnomer. At their core, scribes are a low-cost integrated labor support that can assist practices, departments and facilities with their ancillary and clerical tasks.

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