Friday, November 30, 2012

Many Thanks to You!

We want to celebrate our members in November with a free webinar! The Great Debate was one of our most exciting sessions at ACE 2012, and we are bringing it to you in appreciation of your dedication to the association. Enjoy the opportunity to hear comments on critical and timely topics: my future in medical transcription: love it or leave it; compensation models: adaptable or mired in production; MTs as coders and CDISs: a good idea or crazy talk; and does speech editing require less work: absolutely or no way.

Watch The Great Debate session from ACE 2012. Want to view even more sessions from ACE 2012? Purchase the ACE 2012 DVD Boxed Set.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

President's Address

On behalf of the entire membership, we welcome Christine Peterson, CMT, RHIT, AHDI-F, to the National Leadership Board as District 5 Director. Christy has been appointed by the NLB to serve through August 31, 2013 (the remainder of the District 5 term previously held by Cynthia Alder, CMT, RHIT, AHDI-F, who stepped down to care for her mom following ACE 2012). Christy has served AHDI as a member of the credentialing development team (CDT), research and development team (RADT), as a mentor for students, and served members of the Online Association as credentialing committee chair. Read more.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Word From Your National Leadership Board

We are quickly approaching the end of the calendar year. I am a little partial to the month of November for two reasons: The first being that I celebrate my birthday at the beginning of the month and the second being we celebrate Thanksgiving at the end of the month. I try to have a grateful attitude all year long but like the chance to focus more intently on my blessings and the things I am grateful for during November. Read more.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Did You Know?

If you met someone at an AHDI national, state, or local event but lost their contact information, you can look them up in our membership directory! To access the membership directory, logon to your membership account then go to Member Center > My Benefits and click on Membership Directory. This benefit is available for all members!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November Plexus Now Available

Our November issue (electronic version available today!) contains great information, resources, and continuing education credits for the working healthcare documentation specialist, so you won’t want to miss out!

Nonmembers, you could be plugged in to all of the upcoming information in Plexus by becoming an AHDI member today! Click here to learn more about membership.

Members, remember that past issues are also available electronically on the AHDI website. Log on at, click "Members Only" under the Membership tab and then scroll down to Publications.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bring ACE 2012 Home!

The ACE 2012 DVD Boxed Set is shipping soon! This is your opportunity to attend ACE continuing education sessions in the comfort of your home.

Pre-order your ACE 2012 DVD Boxed Set to access nearly 40 recorded sessions in clinical medicine, industry trends & technology, and workforce development. Learn from industry thought-leaders and subject matter experts—when it’s convenient for you.

  • Portable DVD format
  • Customize your learning experience
  • Earn CECs in one place
  • Prepare yourself for emerging roles in healthcare documentation
  • Learn how to evolve your healthcare documentation business and services

Pricing starts at $129 for the entire set and site licenses are available for unlimited audience viewing. Only pre-order is currently available. DVD Boxed Set will ship when item is in stock. Visit to purchase your copy!

Friday, November 9, 2012

November Deal of the Month and Half-off Sale!

November is heating up with our biggest deals yet—half off! We're offering you 50% off the Deal of the Month and we're cleaning out our inventory to make way for new products. You have several educational products and logo items to choose from, all at a 50% savings!

November Deal of the Month

Educational CD Bundle—50% off
This 4-disc CD bundle includes everything a practicing healthcare documentation specialist is looking for to keep skills sharpened and to prep for the credentialing exams—MT Mega Challenge CDs I&II, Willie Getwell, and CMT Prep Quizzes 1.

November Half-off Sale

Take 50% off clearance items, overstock, and items that we are moving out to make room for something new! This is a limited-time opportunity you can't miss. Supplies are limited so act soon.

Mini Modules with Standard Tape—50% off
All of our Skillbuilding Mini Modules with standard tapes are on sale! Take your choice between Skillbuilding with Accents (#A1), Skillbuilding in Medicine/Surgery (#MS1. #MS2, #MS3) Radiology (#R1, #R2), or get them all!

ACE 2010 and 2011 Lapel Pins—50% off already reduced prices
Get pins from ACE's past for as low as $2.50! These limited-edition pins will be going, going, gone very soon, so don't miss your last chance to pick up yours today!

2011 Annual Convention and Expo DVD Boxed Set—50% off
As we prepare to stock the shelves with the 2012 DVD Boxed Set, we're giving you the opportunity to bring one of the last few copies of last year's convention home with you.

Self-Assessment Products—50% off already reduced prices
Choose between Medical Transcription Self-Assessment #1 and Medical Transcription Self-Assessment #2, both with standard cassette tapes.

ASTM E2364 Speech Recognition Technology—50% off already reduced prices
Learn about the various features of speech recognition technology products with this comprehensive guide.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Content Experts Needed

AHDI is recruiting a group of volunteers to work on a special project for the purpose of identifying and addressing the myriad questions and concerns managers and supervisors face every day related to value-added marketing, QA best practices in the EHR, and future roles. We are looking for dedicated volunteers willing to share their knowledge, skills, and expertise in the following areas:

Value-Added Marketing: This section will address how to market the value of your department to upper management, creating a dashboard as a way to measure productivity and subsequent savings in costs. Sherry Doggett, chair; volunteers needed.

QA Best Practices in the EHR: This section will address physician-entry data practices, ongoing evaluation of processes, and continuing education and training of physicians and staff. Kathy Lengel, chair; volunteers needed.

Future Roles: This section will address cross training, changes in job descriptions of existing personnel, creation of new jobs, educational training, and how to promote your staff. Lynn Noble, chair; volunteers needed.

Once information is compiled for each section, it will be formatted into an easy-to-use downloadable eBook. This will be an invaluable reference tool for healthcare documentation managers, supervisors, and business owners.

Join this dynamic team in the development of this valuable eBook by emailing Tina Wilson at and Lynn Noble at by November 12, 2012.