Frequently asked questions about family practice scribes
1) How can scribes possibly contribute in the family practice clinic?
-Simply put, it takes a large amount of pre-clinical training for premedical students to get the knowledge base to function effectively as a family practice scribe. We developed the family practice scribe handbook with the help of Medical Scribe Training Systems to give scribes the knowledge necessary to be effective.
2) How long does it take for a hospitalist scribe to get “up to speed”?
-With traditional programs, it can be weeks. We are able to produce effective scribes after only 1-2 shifts using our extensive video and virtual family practice scribe libraries. Effectively our scribes will have experienced several clinic days before they even get started.
3) How can we justify the family practice scribes financially?
-Studies have shown that improved patient flow, physician and patient satisfaction are all the norm with our family practice scribes. As our clinic volumes increase, family practice scribes are likely the single most cost-effective remedy.
4) How much do family practice scribes cost?
-Generally, after tax considerations, your scribe will effectively cost around $12 per hour. Clinical Scribes LLC will match any other scribe providers' rates, although our rates are currently the lowest in the industry. We do not charge you for training hours, shadowing scribes, or any other non-clinical hours and there are no hidden fees/long-term contracts or up-front payments. You will be charged only when you have a scribe saving you time in your clinic. We frequently do 2-3 month, no-obligation pilots for our clinics prior to institution of full family practice scribe programs.
5) Who generally pays for the scribes?
-Usually the clinic or system will pay for the family practice scribes centrally. We do have some individual physicians who also foot the bill. We guarantee cost-benefit or at least neutrality of our medical scribe programs with the added benefit of dramatic improvement of physician and patient satisfaction. Contact Us to set up your pilot.