Medical transcription accuracy and accountability Part Three

I was reviewing AHDI’s¬†Healthcare Documentation Quality Assessment and Management Best Practices (updated July 2017) recently and reading some of the comments here at MT Exchange and a thought occurred to me. If I’m being really objective about documentation accuracy and accountability, and quality assessment, I’d add a category and quality point scoring system for dictation Read More …

Medical records – good enough

I wrote a detailed post analyzing a discussion that took place in several places across the web, including the NEMT blog, Facebook and LinkedIn. Then, I decided it was all too complicated to follow. I’m just going to boil it down and include links at the end for those who want to go view the Read More …

The responsibility of a medical transcriptionist

The comments in the AHDI Lounge discussion on credentialing just gets more and more interesting (see my prior post Do as I say leadership). The latest comment that drew my interest is Lea Sim’s response to one of my comments, where she says: …unless we can make a solid argument to someone like CMS or Read More …

Do as I say leadership

Credentialing for MTs keeps coming up over and over again because it’s a hot topic. Witness the discussion going on over at the AHDI Lounge, Let’s Talk About Credentialing Our Industry Leaders and the 75 comments that have been generated (in spite of a glitch in the public blogging platform that hiccuped one day and Read More …

Standards in medical transcription

This all started, once again, at the AHDI Lounge. I’m just now getting to it because I got sidetracked by the whole MT Stars discussion. So follow me down this particular yellow brick road… The topic at AHDI Lounge is AHDI and MTs. Basically, it’s a highlight for the more in-depth AHDI “Let’s Talk About…” Read More …

Medical transcription career potential

Would you encourage someone to become a medical transcriptionist? This is an interesting question now being frequently posed in the medical transcription community on Facebook, in the forums, and elsewhere. It’s one I am frequently asked, as well. And my answer is no – it’s not a career choice I encourage. This position has been Read More …

Lead, follow or get out of the way

The discussion at the AHDI Lounge has taken on a life of its own. As usual, the more AHDI representatives talk, the more questions get raised. Over the past couple of days, the conversation has raised some questions in my mind about why AAMT changed its name to AHDI. While telling medical transcriptionists they need Read More …

Whose medical records are they, anyway?

It’s not often my keyboard goes all frosty twice in a 24-hour period, but by golly – the commentable comments over at the AHDI Lounge discussion about TRSi’s announcement that it has launched a training program for medical scribes just keep rolling in. Here’s the gem that was posted yesterday after I got busy doing Read More …

The Great Communicator

Years ago – when I was a member of AAMT (now AHDI) – I was defending them to a fellow medical transcriptionist, who said: They have a communication problem. And my response to him was something along the lines of… They communicate, but people don’t seem to understand their message. His response was very succinct, Read More …

What ho, Book of Style!

Follow me down the rabbit hole here… It all apparently started with this article at Advance for HIM,¬†Big Transcription… which got picked up and posted at the AHDI Lounge… which generated a lot of comments… which got Chad Sines thinking, so he wrote a blog post, Style Over Substance… which again got linked at AHDI Read More …