At AHDPG, we take healthcare seriously.

We believe that access to better information, industry trends, and important learning opportunities and events are essential to improving care. We also understand that we don’t have all the answers. It takes the wisdom of many to improve from where we are. Therefore we created this area of our site. The information you will find here is intended to educate, inform, and generate conversation. Your welcome to this information and we look forward to many engaging, productive conversations.


Medical Scribe Job Description and Certification Exam Blueprint

The Medical Scribe Certification Exam Blueprint is based on the Medical Scribe Job Description and the core competencies outlined below. It is a voluntary credentialing exam for individuals who wish to earn the CMSPTM credential. The MSCE exam is designed to assess competency in medical scribing by determining if a candidate has the core knowledge and skills needed to practice medical scribing effectively in today’s healthcare environment.

Improving Quality & Efficiency of the Healthcare Documentation Process 

The healthcare documentation process continues to evolve and regulatory, financial, and operational factors are putting pressure on healthcare organizations to make significant improvements to their clinical documentation processes. As the demand for more accurate and timely documentation increases, Health Information Management professionals (HIM) need to find ways to improve the clinical documentation processes at the institutions where they work.

Transcription Services Financial and Operational Analysis

Many healthcare organizations today are looking for ways to become financially and operationally efficient. Over the years AHDPG has helped numerous organizations reduce costs, improve quality, and optimize operational efficiency by looking at a multitude of factors impacting an organization’s healthcare documentation creation costs.  This handy tool is the first step in a process and can help your organization evaluate whether outsourcing transcription can help reduce your overall costs, improve the quality of your healthcare documentation, and improve operations.

Industry Accepted Activity Standards for Medical Scribes

This handy tool is a roadmap of the activities Certified Medical Scribe Professionals should and should not do as they implement their services on a day to day basis. A reference sheet of Dos and Don’ts for today’s Medical Scribe.


Use this financial and operational calculator to help you determine the return-on-investment if you move forward with the use of medical scribes.

Enter the number of providers, annual costs, and the amount of time per day spent by each provider on the activities that could be eliminated by leveraging medical scribes.  Then enter the estimated cost of the medical scribe specialist.

The result will show the potential time saved by each clinician per day as well as the number of additional patient visits per day each clinician could see if they used 100% of that additional time saved to see more patients.  Then see the potential revenue impact of seeing more patients against the cost of providing the medical scribe(s).

Medical Scribe ROI Calculator


Stay current with topics of interest to all healthcare documentation specialists.  The Instructors and team members of AHDPG will periodically publish interesting articles, noteworthy events, and industry happenings as we come across them in our daily lives. Whether you are considering jumping into the industry in a new career or you are already a seasoned professional you can stay in the know!

AHDPG Healthcare Documentation Blog


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