Northwest College

Center for Training & Development

Career Programs

Medical Scribe Professional

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The online Medical Scribe Professional program is a self-paced program that you can begin anytime. The approximate time to complete this program is four months. The cost for this program is $2,195.00 and includes the cost of the MSCE exam.

Medical Scribe Professionals are individuals trained in medical documentation who assist a physician throughout his or her work day. They serve as a personal assistant to doctors to help make them more efficient and productive. 

It is estimated that by the year 2020 there will be over 100,00 individuals working as medical scribes and we regularly receive inquiries from doctors' offices, medical clinics and hospitals across the country looking for well-trained, certified scribes. Conduct a quick Google search to see which healthcare organizations in your local area are hiring. Now is a great time to get started.

The Medical Scribe Professional training program is designed to train the individual in the field of medical scribing. Students will learn the fundamentals of the career, including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, electronic health records, medico-legal rules and regulations including HIPAA, the essentials of medical coding and reimbursement, and hands-on education using practical scribe scenarios to fulfill the diversity of the scribe training program.

This program is taught entirely online, however, there are several activities towards the end of the program which require one-on-one interaction with the instructor via GoToMeeting. These one-on-one meetings are coordinated with each student individually. This course includes introducing instruction to Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology.

Topics covered in this program:

  • Introduction to Medical Scribing
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pharmacology & Diagnostic Imaging
  • HIPAA for Scribes
  • Chart Elements & Guidelines for Reimbursement
  • Translating Patient Speak into Medical Language
  • Medication, Procedures, Labs & Diagnostic Studies Review
  • Effectively Navigating the Electronic Health Record (EHR) with Hands-on Practice
  • Fundamentals of Each Element of the patient Chart
      * Chief Complaint
      * HPI
      * Review of Systems
      * Past Medical History
      * Physical Examibe Specialists (ACMSS)
  • Medical Decision Making
  • And many more!

Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to sit for the National Medical Scribe Certification exam administered by the American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group, Inc. 

This course is online and self-paced with instructor feedback with assistance as required. All assignments are module-based and must be completed before progressing to the next module.

To register or for more information:  call 307-587-3376

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