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 …

Medical transcriptionist takes a hit for HIPAA

I recently received an e-mail from a transcriptionist who described a situation that I think will surprise most medical transcriptionists. It’s an issue I found especially interesting in light of a post by Nae at MT Chat, and the responses it got: Yep, my ESP is working real well today doc … I hadn’t even Read More …

Answering some reader questions

An inquiring friend on Facebook asked me these questions and my response was that I’ve been meaning to blog about some of these things, so I’m going to bring it here and answer. Thanks for your comments. I was curious what your take is on the state of the profession in light of the trend Read More …

Who is behind the USMLSU Initiative?

Someone sent me a link to the United States Medical Language Specialists Union Initiative. You can go to the site to see it, but their mission statement is as follows: Organized to emphasize the necessary return of United States citizens’ patient information to United States-based Medical Information Specialists, Medical Transcriptionists and┬áMedical Language Specialists, furthering the Read More …