Accurate documentation of medical records is an essential skill set in the world of healthcare, master it in just 14 weeks.
A medical scribe is a physician collaborator who fulfills the primary clerical and non-medical functions of the busy physician or practitioner. The primary function of a medical scribe professional is the creation and maintenance of the patient's medical record, which is created under the supervision of the attending physician. The scribe will document the patient's story, the physician's interaction with the patient, the procedures performed, the results of laboratory studies, and other pertinent information. Additional functions of a scribe may include ordering laboratory/radiology studies, assisting with the patient's disposition, documenting consultations, and notifying the physician when important studies are completed. Medical scribes can also expect to assist providers with administrative tasks such as handling phone calls, retrieving lab results and other duties as needed to improve efficiency and productivity.
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|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
“I had a great experience with MedCerts, I had a health issue during the end of my course. They called me often to check up on me and I was able to finish the medical assistant course. Thank you MedCerts for helping me stay focused, I now get offers on jobs for Medical Assistants”
The demand for Medical Scribes in the United States continues to grow, as more and more physicians and health care providers realize the benefits scribes bring to their practice. Traditionally, for every hour that physicians provide direct face time to patients - 2 more hours are spent on Electronic Health Records and other clerical work. A growing strategy to decrease this clerical burden is to use Medical Scribes trained to document patient encounters in real-time. Studies have shown that Scribes improved all aspects of physician satisfaction, including overall satisfaction, physician facetime with patients, time spent charting, chart quality, and chart accuracy.
Since the EHR is at the core of a Medical Scribe’s daily job functions, students will gain knowledge of medical clinic workflow systems by engaging and interacting with a Simulated Software Application. Students track a patient from the time the patient calls for an appointment through the entire revenue cycle. The book and software activities included in this program use a building block approach to learning the medical clinic workflow processes. This approach ensures that students are prepared to synthesize and organize medical data into a coherent entry so that it complies with office protocols, federal regulations, and insurance requirements.
The payment for the MSCE credentialing exam is provided by MedCerts, which when passed grants status as an Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP).
|Total Program Duration||14 Week|
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