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 …

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 …

Please pass the Kool-Aid

The only person who will ever tell you that professional networking isn’t important is the person who hasn’t engaged in any of it. That same person will tell you that being an association member, getting credentialed, and coming to ACE are a complete waste of time. I feel sorry for that person. ­čÖé Get out Read More …

What is that CMT credential worth

Here we go roundabout with the credentialing discussion – again. I realized during the discussion on the Plexus social networking article that the article is approved for continuing education credits (CECs) for those who are credentialed CMTs. In my opinion, this takes the discussion to a completely new level. First, indulge me while I talk Read More …

Checking credentials: CMT confusion

There’s a cautionary tale inside the hype of medical transcription as a career and that is that there are a lot of scams. There are scam schools and there are scam jobs. Let’s focus on another shady area of transcription: the “certified medical transcriptionist.” I’m going out on a limb and expressing my opinion that Read More …

Curriculum Development seminar

Last week, I attended the Healthcare Documentation Specialist Curriculum Development Seminar, sponsored by Mira Costa College, in San Diego. This was attended by educators from local community colleges with transcription and HIM programs, employers, some MTSOs and some transcriptionists. Kim Buchanan, AHDI-F and Director of Credentialing and Education with AHDI, and Peter Preziosi, CEO AHDI/MTIA, Read More …