For the Record had an interesting article on the fate of medical transcription. While much of the editorial was open to significant challenges, there were a few good points to be made. The medical transcriptionist is being left behind in the decision making as the industry evolves. Much of this is due to the lack of uptraining into the new areas where demand is through the roof. The new changes that are coming could be seen "as a means of weeding out those MTs who are not willing to develop new skills as the industry moves into an electronic era." It was interesting to hear industry leaders at the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) discuss how strong the demand is for coders now and how the upcoming changes are positioning these coders to be worth their weight in gold as they help define the changes. This is where we need to be. Do I think transcription is going away? Of course not. Acute care medical transcriptionists, such as those graduating from Med-Line's training program, are in extremely high demand. Clinic work MTs..well..that is a different matter altogether. Do I think MTs need to stop allowing others to define their future when they can position themselves to be in the driver’s seat? Absolutely.
If you have not read the For the Record article, then you need to do it today. It will anger you and get you thinking. It will also help you see why we must develop new skills such as medical coding. There is no denying that coders are the leaders in healthcare documentation, and Med-Line is training transcriptionists in this new skill set. We have decided to bring back our introductory rate of $1800 for our Medical Coding Bridge Program as well provide the textbooks for free to those who pay in full on enrollment (a $350 value). We are running this offer from December 7th to December 30th.
Our uptraining program is the only one developed around the skills and needs of an MT. It is also one of the lowest costs for training. It can be done in 6 months instead of years. You can be one of those who helps define this upcoming EHR era.
We developed the program. It is up to you to take control of your future by enrolling today.