Everyone sees the significant letters after a transcriptionist’s name. They look important, but do you understand their meaning? Should you seek your credentials?
AHDI has developed two voluntary credentials to show a transcriptionist’s competency in healthcare documentation through the fulfillment of stated requirements. Credentialing helps to ensure professional standards of excellence that is sought for in healthcare documentation. One who seeks their credentials shows high professional and ethical standards, improving the field of medical transcription.
Industry employers are now seeking credentialed medical transcriptionists and even offer bonuses, reimbursements, and compensations for credentials. AHDI, approved educational programs, and MTSOs are eagerly pushing for credentialing to be a requirement in the near future. The examinations are based on the AHDI model curriculum and are developed to assure consumers and employers that successful candidates are qualified to practice medical transcription.
A medical transcriptionist, at a professional level 1, should seek the registered medical transcriptionist credential, RMT. This should be a goal of every new graduate.
Level 2 MTs qualify for the certified medical transcriptionist examination, CMT. This should be a goal of every “experienced MT”, and a requirement for all QA, instructors, and program directors.
While an MT can study by themselves or in informal study groups, experience has shown that the most successful outcome can best be achieved through a CMT facilitator using a program that is fully compliant with the current credentialing Blueprint.
Med-Line School has become a leader in credentialing preparation. Our classes are staffed by
CMT instructors who continually revise the program based on changes to the AHDI Blueprint as well as feedback from test takers. This has allowed us to continue to have a high rate of success for credentialing.
Med-Line School will be holding its next credentialing course in just a few weeks. The cost is a low $60. This continues to be the lowest cost in the industry.
- Nine speciality webinars to help you fine tune your knowledge of critical areas.
- A grammar refresher course. Focus on areas of concern for most MTs.
- A Book of Style refresher course. A must know for all RMTs and CMTs.
We would appreciate if you could share this with any uncredentialed MTs you know and considering joining one of these groups if you are uncredentialed.
Together we can all continue the drive towards having every MT credentialed.