Messages to Advance
- A skilled workforce produces quality documentation.
Healthcare documentation specialists (HDSs) and medical transcriptionists (MTs)
ease the documentation burden from physicians.
- HDSs and MTs consistently achieve documentation
accuracy rates higher than 99%, and by harnessing this workforce’s expertise,
clinicians’ time, coding, and revenue are optimized and the data governance
strategy is strengthened.
- The narrative allows physicians the opportunity
to add the qualitative information that provides context to the patient’s
medical history and care. HDSs and MTs understand the complex story-telling of
patient care and are experts in document standards and data capture.
- Your healthcare documentation team are highly
skilled, analytical quality assurance specialists who provide risk management
support in capturing healthcare encounters and making sure they are documented in
a way that promotes clinical clarity and coordinated care.
- HDSs and MTs need to be positioned to ensure
accurate documentation of care encounters and to identify gaps, errors, and
inconsistencies in the record that may compromise care or compliance goals.
- HDSs’ and MTs’ body of knowledge is vast and
includes pharmacology, human disease processes, anatomy and physiology, HIPAA,
privacy and security, and diverse technologies used to capture health data.
- Certify to healthcare delivery that HDSs and MTs
have the training and expertise to be valued among the allied health and HIM
delivery teams by earning and maintaining your professional certification.
Join us in recognizing and celebrating the contributions of healthcare documentation specialists for National Medical Transcriptionist Week, May 14-20, 2017. Visit www.ahdionline.org/NMTW
for complete information and downloadable resources.