Frequently Asked Questions

Curious about working with a MedScribe360?
These answers will help.

F.A.Q – Services

Will I have a dedicated Medical Scribe?

Yes, we dedicate a Medical Scribe along with a secondary backup scribe.

Is there a free trial?

Yes, we have a no-obligation trial. You can try our service for 1 to 2 weeks before you sign-up with our service.

What are the specialties you cover?

We assign and dedicate a specialty-specific Medical Scribe. Some of the specialties we cover are Family Practice, Cardiologists, OBGYNs, Pediatrics, Pain Management, Podiatrists, Ophthalmologists, etc.

Is your service HIPAA Compliant?

Yes, we comply with HIPAA rules and regulations.

How does your Medical Scribe communicate with us?

We communicate with doctors via a HIPAA Compliant program called VSee. VSee Messenger helps you to be HIPAA compliant in two ways:

  1. It protects data privacy and securely encrypts all audio/video communication.
  2. VSee offers the HIPAA-required Business Associate Agreement, where VSee agrees to be responsible for keeping all patient information secure and for reporting any breach of personal health information immediately.
Is there a monthly minimum?

No, we charge you based on the number of hours you use our Medical Scribes.

Do your Medical Scribes help with prescriptions and lab orders?

Yes, our Medical Scribes help doctors with ordering prescriptions and labs under the supervision of the doctors.

Do your Medical Scribes help meet the documentation guidelines set by CMS/MIPS/MACRA?

Yes, our Medical Scribes are trained to assist doctors in meeting CMS/MIPS/MACRA guidelines. Our Medical Scribes actively participate in MIPA/MACRA webinars to keep themselves updated on the changes.

F.A.Q – Who are your Virtual Medical Scriber and transcriptionist ?

Is medical scribe and transcriptionist same?

No. Transcriptionist only work outside of the facility and transcribes audio dictated by the doctor whereas the scribe works in the office with the doctor and documents in real-time.

Do I need medical background to become scribe?

No, but people with experience as a medical transcriptionists will have a head start with our course.

What is the difference between a scribe and transcriptionist?

Medical scribes focus on the key elements of patient appointments, medical transcriptionists only record what voice dictations have been assigned to them by the physician. Another key difference is that transcriptionists document dictations, creating a final product that’s verbatim to the audio. In contrast, medical scribes are busy extracting the necessary medical information from patient encounters as they are happening. Additionally, medical scribes assist in all facets of EMR documentation; the SOAP note, Quality Metrics, Communication management (staff messages, referrals, thank you’s, etc.,), Discrete Data Entry, Navigating the EMR, Pending Orders, Precharting, etc.

Do I need a degree to become scribe?

No, you do not need a degree to become a scribe. People become scribes to gain experience in the medical field.

What is a Virtual Medical Scribe?

Simply put, a virtual medical scribe is an individual who documents a medical professional’s words and actions during their visit with a patient. Being a medical scribe doesn’t require a college degree, but it usually does require certification. A medical scribe is similar to a courtroom stenographer in that they record everything that happens during the visit.

A virtual medical scribe must take careful and precise notes so that the doctor can return to their notes for information. This is necessary for ongoing treatment and patient care. However, it’s also necessary if a patient tries to sue a doctor for malpractice. If the scribe has taken careful notes, the doctor can look back at these notes and prove what they did and why they did it. The importance of having an excellent virtual medical scribe can’t be overstated, and the media has some of the best.

Do patients feel comfortable around scribes?

Research have shown that patients are supportive of the scribe program and feel comfortable around scribes.

Can I have a lucrative career in medical scribing?

Yes absolutely, most medical scribes go on to become scribe trainers or chief scribes earning a lucrative package.

What medical specialties do scribes cover?

Emergency medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and family practice are common specialties employing medical scribes. However, scribes are used in just about every specialty including optometry, podiatry, oncology, and neurology.

F.A.Q – Working with MedScribe360?

What is a medical scribe?

A medical scribe is someone who documents the encounter between a physician and a patient. The encounter is usually documented via laptop and entered into an electronic medical record. Documenting of the encounter can take place in-person, virtually (virtual medical scribe), or more recently via artificial intelligence.

How does a medical scribe benefit a doctor?

Medical scribes remove the burden of completing the electronic medical record so the doctor can spend more time with patients and focus on good care. Other benefits include more job satisfaction, better documentation, more revenue, and greater efficiency.

How do I become a medical scribe?

There are many paths to becoming a scribe, you can apply online to job listings posted by clinics or scribe companies. Scribe companies have good training programs and will take people without any experience or certification. Medical centers and local community colleges also offer clinical scribe programs. Showing a base level of medical scribe knowledge can help you land that first interview and get the job. In some cases, doctors hiring one or two scribes for their office will require previous experience or certification showing a base level of proficiency.

What’s the patient’s perspective of a clinical scribe?

Most patients are OK with the scribe taking notes electronically. Scribes are viewed as part of the medical team. Patients appreciate that the scribe allows the doctor to focus on the patient instead of looking down and feverishly typing on a laptop computer.

When does a scribe work?

Scribes usually work 8 to 12-hour shifts and this depends on the needs of the doctors. There is often flexibility in scheduling so students can work one or two shifts per week. Most scribe companies want a two-year commitment but often will settle for one year.

What medical specialties do scribes cover?

Emergency medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and family practice are common specialties employing medical scribes. However, scribes are used in just about every specialty including optometry, podiatry, oncology, and neurology.

What skills do I need to become a medical scribe?

You must have good attention to detail because you will have to listen to both the physician and the patient and accurately note these details. It is critical that these details are correct as medications or diagnoses could depend on them. Typing proficiency is important as you must note details quickly and accurately. Combine that with excellent organizational ability as you could be attending to numerous patients and different physicians. Because busy physicians are depending on you to assist them, you must be reliable and punctual with the ability to multitask.

What are the duties of a medical scribe?

A Medical Scribe is essentially a personal assistant to the physician; performing documentation in the EHR, gathering information for the patient’s visit, and partnering with the physician to deliver the pinnacle of efficient patient care.