News on the Medical Scribe Front

Rebecca Keel Memorial Scholarship Winner

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Feb 7, 2017 5:14:47 PM

Ambition, passion and hard work truly pay off

This autumn, the North Texas Ace Foundation (NTAF) held the Rebecca Keel Memorial Scholarship in honor of Rebecca Keel, a former PhysAssist Scribe who tragically lost her life in 2015. Becky was a true leader. She was passionate, adventurous, bright and a huge dreamer who hoped to make the world a better place. (Click here to read more about Becky.)

More than 70 incredibly driven, remarkable individuals applied for the scholarship, from which one shining star was selected to receive the $5,000 award: Priya Patel, a junior attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Not only is Priya an exceptional student, she is tireless, partaking in a myriad of activities from volunteering for Habitat for Humanity to the North Texas Food Bank to taking classical Indian dancing classes! Additionally, Priya works as a medical scribe for the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman team in Dallas.

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Topics: News, Become a Scribe, Scholarships, Scribe Leadership, Leadership, Leadership Conference

Scribe & CTS of the Year 2016

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Dec 30, 2016 4:11:37 PM

CELEBRATING 2 EXTRAORDINARY INDIVIDUALS FOR AMAZING WORK!

Our medical scribes are bright, hardworking and dedicated to doing the best that they can—and then they do even more! Many of them balance school with studying for the MCATs and families, just to name a few of their grueling of responsibilities. We understand that each and every one of them goes above and beyond to perform, even when the emergency department is in overdrive. 

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Topics: News, medical scribes, PhysAssist Scribes, Trainer Scribes, Scribe Recognition, Scribe Leadership, Leadership, Certified Trainer Scribes, CTS of the Year, Scribe of the Year

Celebrating Team Spirit with Sizzle

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Sep 13, 2016 2:51:09 PM

Team spirit is always something to celebrate, especially when you're widespread across 36 states! Although PhysAssist Scribes is in hospitals around the country, we are an incredible community that is bound together under the mantra of people working together to help people.

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Topics: News, Scribe Leadership, scribe, #summerphyzzle, team spirit

We *Heart* Our 2015 SOTY & CTSOTY

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Feb 15, 2016 12:35:59 PM

We love the amazing job our scribes do day-in and day-out, so in the spirit of Valentine's Day we'd like to give a very special *we heart you and think you're awesome* shout-out to our 2015 Scribe of the Year and CTS of the Year. These two individuals embody the PhysAssist honor code--Sincere, Caring, Responsive, Innovative, Balanced and Efficient. Click here to learn more about our Scribe Recognition Program and to nominate a fellow scribe for a job well done!

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Topics: News, medical scribes, PhysAssist Scribes, Trainer Scribes, Scribe Recognition, Scribe Leadership, Leadership, Certified Trainer Scribes, CTS of the Year, Scribe of the Year

Physassist scribes LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE winter 2016

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Jan 25, 2016 12:25:14 PM
Biggest and Best One YET!

In 2012, a small group of PhysAssist Chief Scribes met with home office members to work on team building and training development. In no time at all, the PhysAssist Scribes Leadership Conference grew into a large-scale event, with our biggest and most successful one yet held from January 6 to 7, 2016.
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Our headquarters hosted 52 Chief Scribes, 50 new and tenured employees, 15 Lead and Head Trainers and one Scribe of the Year in a huge leadership development event featuring workshops, lectures, amazing PhysAssist giveaways, and of course, lots of fun at the Hurst Conference Center, TX.

[Click "read more" or scroll down to view a slide show of the event.]

Have more photos? Post them on Instagram #PHYSLC16.

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Topics: News, medical scribes, PhysAssist Scribes, The PhysAssist Experience, Trainer Scribes, Scribe Leadership, Leadership, Certified Trainer Scribes, Chief Scribes, Leadership Conference

The Scribe Industry Blog Re-launch

Posted by Cameron Cushman on Feb 3, 2015 8:11:00 AM

After 20 years in the scribe industry, we have become experts in the many facets of providing medical scribes for emergency departments. Building on that expertise, we brought you the very first blog dedicated to the scribe industry in 2012. The Scribe Industry Blog provided the medical community with vital information on a variety of compliance topics such as meaningful use, CMS, TJC regulations, HIPAA concerns, and healthcare reform.

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Topics: News

Joint Commission Revises FAQ on the Use of Scribes - Midlevel Use Permitted

Posted by Brittany on Jul 13, 2012 12:22:31 PM

On July 12, 2012, the Joint Commission released a revised FAQ on the Use of Unlicensed Persons Acting as Scribes to now permit the use of scribes by Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Find the updated FAQ here.

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Topics: Joint Commission (TJC), News

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act

Posted by Brittany on Jun 29, 2012 10:33:58 AM

In a landmark decision made yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate, with limitations on the Medicaid expansion provision (find the full opinion here). In a 5-4 decision, Chief Justice Roberts wrote the majority opinion which rested on three main holdings:

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Topics: News, Healthcare Reform

PhysAssist Scribes is the industry leader in quality scribe services, proudly serving more than 150 medical facilities in 36 states, and growing. If you would like to know more about how scribes can add value to your hospital, please visit iamscribe.com or call 817.496.1009.