Thursday, December 15, 2016

#CoverageMatters in Getting Americans Back to Wellness




#CoverageMatters in Getting Americans Back to Wellness

As Executive Director of the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) and a two-time airbag injury survivor, I believe that #CoverageMatters to every American. I am fortunate to have pioneered to wellness through Integrative Medicine, a highly specialized center that was ready for me, and ready to help me with whatever I faced "if" something came up on my journey back to wellness. Airbag survivors need integrative models of care, preventive medicine and innovative referrals, which we can't have without the combination of insurance coverage that millions of Americans have because of the Affordable Care Act, and the standards of care that the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) sets forth.

Today we must advocate for freedom of choice and care back to wellness through the use of Physician/Certified Medical Scribe Specialist teams, in alignment with MACRA, to improve the lives of patients. It is time for Advancing Care Information and Clinical Improvement Activities, which are two of the key elements of MACRA’s focus on patient-centric, high-quality, value-based care. People face immense complexities and challenges to their wellness in our paper-based healthcare system, just as I did in coming back from my airbag injuries. Preventive medicine and coverage for all is necessary to not only getting well, but staying well. It's time to build America's 21st century care system.

Americans need insurance, and tens of millions more of us have it because of the Affordable Care Act. Together, we may innovate through our nation's largest insurer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which is setting the standards for our new healthcare system. The foundation has been laid through our board, CMS, and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Innovation and wellness will be found in individualized, customized, sophisticated care, per specialty, and per consumer choice. As clinicians, and advocates, it is our job and duty to assist those in great need, today into tomorrow. That is why #CoverageMatters ~ America has all she needs to raise her own bars day after day. We deserve that in our nation and for our people. Wellness is the mainstay standard, January 1, 2017.

On behalf of all of us at ACMSS, we are excited of America's future and onboarding esteemed Physician/CMSS Teams (clinical informatics professionals).  We are, and will continue to revolutionize America as we know it today.

Learn more, and how to become involved in ACMSS' Meaningful Purpose and Utilization of Clinical Documentation Today.

"Revolutionizing Clinical Care one Certified Scribe at a Time!"
"Together Writing His-Stories into Wellness for our Nation and People!"


Friday, July 15, 2016

ACMSS Working Hard for You! Right on track with MACRA, January 1



The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists continues to grow alongside our growing client base, assisting practices towards meeting national goals and initiative with CMS, revolutionizing clinical care and practice improvement activities.