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.

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

AHDI Conference: Summer Planning Done in a Snap!

Planning your trip to AHDI’s Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference just got easier! Download the brochure to pick the sessions you will attend, find out about the hotel, check the list of exhibitors, and see what’s planned with our friends from AHIMA.

The conference is August 7-8 in Alexandria, VA—only 6 miles from Washington, DC. In addition to the excellent educational lineup, you’ll have time in the evenings to explore the area with fellow attendees, whether DC or Old Town Alexandria. Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes and camera!

Register online at Your summer mini-sabbatical is awaiting you!

Online Brochure

Friday, June 5, 2015

Featured Webinar: Speech Recognition Editing Productivity & QA Feedback

Presenters: Liz Harmeson, CMT, RHIA; Regina Buchwald
Date/Time: June 10, 2015; 1-2 p.m. Pacific (4-5 p.m. Eastern)
CE Credit: 1 MTT

Join us for an overview of speech recognition editing and navigation, in which we will explore tips and techniques for managing and increasing individual editor production. By design, documentation specialists' takeaways will include being able to combine their own expertise with the strategies outlined to increase their production and motivation.

Quality Assurance (QA) feedback is a critical component of expanding an editor's knowledge base, so the nature of QA feedback and its effect on production will be discussed as well. Work smarter, not harder, by employing these simple techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review best practices to increase editing production/income.
  2. Review basic editing shortcuts to maximize production.
  3. Understand the behavioral implications that can directly affect editing productivity.
  4. To understand and manage the role of QA feedback on production.

Even if you can’t attend the live webinar, registering will enable you to automatically receive a link to the recorded webinar 24 hours after the live presentation ends.

More webinars open for registration:

Mastering the EHR and Credentialing Study Courses On Sale

Mastering the EHR, CHDS Study Course, and the RHDS Study Course are all on sale in July! Sign up between June 1 through June 25 to take any of the following three AHDI online courses in July:

Mastering the EHR (Save $20)
The course will teach you how to navigate the EHR program, current topics in health care, and help you develop critical-thinking skills through comprehension of applied concepts of using an EHR. Learn more.

RHDS Study Course (Save $10)
This 12-week course will aide you in preparing for the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam. Learn more.

CHDS Study Course (Save $10)
When you’re ready to start preparing for the Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) exam, this 12-week, self-paced course will walk you through all of the exam objectives. Learn more.

Course discounts are good for July 2015 only. Participants must register no later than June 25.