Wednesday, August 26, 2015

AHDI Board Elects Officers and Appoints Harper as At-Large Director

Officer elections were held during AHDI’s National Leadership Board meeting August 6, 2015, in Alexandria, VA. We’re pleased to announce the election of the following officers, effective September 1, 2015, who will serve under the leadership of incoming President Jay Vance, CMT, CHP, AHDI-F:

Diane Warth, CMT, RHIT, CPC, AHDI-F, Secretary
Sheryl Williams, CHDS, AHDI-F, Treasurer
Sheila Guston, CHDS, AHDI-F, President-elect

Due to personal reasons, we regret to announce the resignation of Cynthia Alder, RHIT, CDIP, CPCO, CHDS, AHDI-F, as At-Large Director on the National Leadership Board. Alder’s 3-year term was to begin September 1, 2015. The National Leadership Board appointed Melissa Harper to the vacant At-Large Director position, effective September 1. Harper is currently manager of clinical documentation services IS&T at UC Health in Cincinnati, OH.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Your Portal to AHDI’s Health Record Integrity eBrief

The AHDI Health Record Integrity eBrief captures the latest news and hot topics affecting the healthcare documentation industry. Emailed every Wednesday, the eBrief has quickly become a trusted information source to more than 20,000 subscribers. If you’re ever looking for a past article or researching a specific topic, the online portal is a handy resource available free.

Visit to access the portal.

Friday, June 12, 2015

AHDI Seeks "Challenge Quiz" Author

The AHDI editorial staff is actively seeking a volunteer to author the "CMT/CHDS Challenge Quiz" in Plexus magazine. If you are a certified medical transcriptionist or a certified healthcare documentation specialist and are interested in writing this credit-worthy 20-question multiple-choice quiz, please send a 10-question sample (with answers and explanations) to Kristin Wall, CHDS, AHDI-F, editor, at

Item-writing experience preferred.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Bottom Line—Speech Recognition Hands-On Learning

The latest issue of Plexus e-magazine is now available for download on the AHDI website. In this issue, authors provide practical insight and time-saving tips for increasing productivity while maintaining quality. Plexus magazine provides readers with many continuing education opportunities, and CMTs and CHDSs can earn CECs. Your eligible AHDI Member login is required to access this benefit.

Not currently an AHDI Member? Visit our website to learn about the benefits of joining, which will include a subscription to Plexus e-magazine and the full archive of past issues.

Monday, June 8, 2015

ICD-10 Position Statement

AHDI recently released a position statement in support of ICD-10 implementation. Given the in-depth clinical documentation knowledge and expanded skill set of our workforce, we are uniquely positioned to help facilitate adoption of ICD-10.

This position statement outlines numerous ways in which healthcare documentation specialists serve as an important partner to clinicians. In addition, AHDI has created tools to assist healthcare organizations and service providers with establishing and maintaining dictation best practices, quality metrics, quality review of clinician-created documentation, and patient engagement and verification. These tools match ICD-10 expectations and prepare clinicians, the documentation sector, and HIM departments to meet or exceed ICD-10 documentation consistency as it relates to pre-authentication documentation.

We encourage all who work in the healthcare documentation arena to download and read AHDI's Position Statement on ICD-10 Implementation.

Read more position statements by AHDI.