Friday, August 30, 2013

CHDS Bridge Course Open for Registration

The CHDS Bridge Course is now open for registration. Designed for elligible certified medical transcriptionists (CMTs) as a means for bridging to and earning the certified healthcare documentation specialist (CHDS) credential, this course will address only the expanded healthcare documentation objectives—i.e., content and knowledge domains not covered on any prior CMT exam: advanced editing, regulatory compliance and technical standards, applied clinical medicine, speech recognition, and health information technology.

The 8-week online course is only available to current CMTs who certified prior to January 2011. CMTs who took the beta exam in 2010 or certified after January 2011 will automatically become a CHDS this fall. This course is optional for current CMTs. Click here for complete information and FAQs.

The CHDS Bridge course has been approved for 10 CECs. Upon successful completion of the course, CMTs will earn their CHDS designation and your recertification cycle will not change. The CECs earned by taking the bridge course may be applied to your current recertification cycle.

AHDI firmly supports the Credentialing Commission for Healthcare Documentation's (CCHD) pursuit of rebranding the credentials for relevance in today’s healthcare marketplace. To that end, the CHDS Bridge course is being subsidized by AHDI and offered at below market value in order to confirm our commitment to the new credentials and make it accessible for current CMTs who wish to bridge to the CHDS. The price for eligible members is $45, with a list price of $70.

Register today to bridge from a CMT to a CHDS! The first course will begin on October 1 and registration closes September 25. From thereafter, registration will be open each month prior from the 1st to the 25th for the start of the course on the 1st of the following month (e.g., the next enrollment cycle will be October 1-25 for the course starting on November 1).

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