Friday, August 15, 2014

Meaningful Use: The Essentials for Medical Transcriptionists

The years 2012 and 2013 saw an increasing trend to implement electronic health records across the U.S. in response to government incentives and penalties. In order to qualify for the incentives and avoid the penalties, healthcare providers in hospitals, clinics, and private practice are required not only to purchase electronic health record systems but to also demonstrate that they are using these systems in a “meaningful” way. This webinar provides an in-depth introduction to the concepts and consequences of meaningful use and will discuss how these developments may impact the medical transcription workplace.

Visit the Online Learning Library to download this recorded webinar presentation (valid login required; available to AHDI Individual Professional members only).

Thursday, August 14, 2014

AHDI and AHIMA Release QA Best Practices for Clinician-Created Documentation

In July 2014, AHDI and AHIMA released "Clinician-Created Documentation: Reinstating Quality Assurance Programs to Safeguard Patients and Providers." This document provides a standardized approach to measuring, reporting, and improving documentation for patient safety and documentation accuracy when clinicians are responsible for document creation.

The accompanying Resource Kit provides the tools needed to create and implement a quality assurance program in healthcare organizations. It's a set of explanatory and operational tools that are intended to be adapted by users to their own needs.

Related Webinar: QA for EHR Clinician-Created Healthcare Documentation
September 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. pacific time (4:00 p.m. eastern time)
Moderator: Sherry Doggett
Panelists: Leigh Anne Frame, CMT, AHDI-F; Leigh France; Joyce Smith; Stacy Lehto, CHDS

Join this webinar and learn how your organization can develop and monitor a quality assurance program for clinician-created documentation in the EHR. You will hear first-hand knowledge and experience from an experienced panel of transcription managers who will share their organizations' perspectives on this timely topic. Also learn how to utilize your transcription staff to perform quality assurance reviews. The EHR QA toolkit can be utilized to assist you in your QA endeavors, and you'll hear about this toolkit during the presentation.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pre-order Session Recordings from AHDI's 2014 Conference

According to the evaluations, this year's AHDI Conference program wowed and delighted the attendees. The continuing education sessions delivered engaging and relevant content across the full CEC spectrum. Now you can pre-order the session recordings to enjoy them in the comfort of your home or office.

All of the recorded sessions are pre-approved for CECs and you'll receive more than 20 hours of advanced continuing education. We anticipate the recordings to be delivered in late August. Your credit card payment will be processed when the recordings are electronically delivered to you.

Eligible Member Price: $129
List Price: $149

Conference Lapel Pin

A limited supply of 2014 AHDI Conference lapel pins are still available for $10 each. Order yours today before they are gone forever!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Upcoming Educational Courses - Register by August 25!

Sept. 1

Mastering the EHR Course (1 ML and 9 TW)

Sept. 1

RHDS Study Group Course

Sept. 1

CHDS Study Group Course

Sept. 1

CHDS Bridge Course(4 CM, 4 TW, 1 MTT, 1 PD)

Sept. 1

RHDS Recredentialing Course

View the AHDI Events Calendar to learn about AHDI component events and other industry-related events.

New eBook "HIPAA Compliance Guide & Quick Reference"

A must-have guide for all covered entities and business associates. Preapproved for 3 Medicolegal CECs.

AHDI's newly released HIPAA Compliance Guide, which includes a comprehensive HIPAA Compliance Quick Reference checklist, spells out the steps of HIPAA compliance in easy-to-understand language. Most people know the basics of HIPAA, but this guide explains the HITECH Act and Final Rule and it outlines the role of covered entities and business associates as well as compliance expectations of each. Going a step further, this guide discusses the process of risk analysis and the risks and penalties of noncompliance. Numerous resources are provided along with an example of how a small MTSO or IC can accomplish the steps necessary to become compliant in a short time.

Eligible Member Price: $15
List Price: $20

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Random Acts of Kindness: Membership Scholarships Awarded

We’re delighted to announce that three membership scholarships were awarded this month as part of our “pay it forward” program. Have you heard about the program? The philosophy is simple: Random acts of kindness by our community to help our community. When hardship impacts our career and earnings, belonging to and being active in an association can be a crucial ingredient in plotting our next career move. By pooling our funds together, we can help fellow MTs/healthcare documentation specialists gain access to the valuable continuing education, tools, and relationships available through membership to propel them to the next great opportunity.

Contributions can be made in any amount and applications may be submitted any time. Please visit our website for complete details and consider "paying it forward" or applying today.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Download Your May/June Issue of Plexus Magazine

Your latest issue of Plexus can be downloaded now! Don’t miss great features and columns, the latest news, and helpful information related to our professionals theme, Checks and Balances. Credit-worthy, feature articles include:

  • Management’s Role in Productivity and Accuracy (1 PD)
  • Diversifying Your Business (1 PD)
  • No Office Drama: The Pros and Cons of Working from Home (1 PD)
  • Male Breast Cancer, Part 1 (1 CM)
  • Male Breast Cancer, Part 2 (online) (1 CM)

To access this benefit, please remember to log into the AHDI website. Plexus is a benefit included with Individual Professional, Student, Post-Graduate, Sustaining, Corporate, and Educational membership.