Professional Development for Healthcare Professions Blog

Picking the Right School

Posted by Marcia Gordon on Mon, Mar 26, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

medical transcriptionOne of the most common questions of new or nearing graduates is “How do I increase my chances of finding that great job?” Why do some have it easier than others in the job hunt? We are going to start a series on this topic that will help you position yourself for success.

 

Attend an ACCP-approved program with industry respect that is fully staffed with CHDS instructors.

Anyone looking for a medical transcription school will quickly see that there are many programs vying for your business, some legit, some not. Choosing the right program is vital for success. The program must have the respect of the industry or recruiters will not recognize you as a competent applicant. In all my years working with students through AHDI, this is probably the most common concern. A student attends a program and upon graduation finds out no one will hire them. It can be disheartening to hear from recruiters that you need to go back to a “legitimate” school.

Is the program ACCP approved?
MTSOs are quickly seeing the value in graduates from ACCP-approved programs. This standard quickly weeds out graduates from substandard programs. The reasons why a program is not ACCP-approved are irrelevant. If the program is not approved, walk away.

Are there real instructors who are ALL CHDS?
While there are some program components that do not require a CHDS, ie technology education, all MT work should be taught by a CHDS. There is no “but” to this statement. If you will not have a real instructor who is a CHDS, look for a premium program that values your education. Those in charge of the curriculum and program development should also be a CHDS. While there may be additional credentials that educators may possess, the CHDS should never be optional.

Does the medical transcription school have industry respect?
How long have they been in business? Call around to potential employers to see who they recommend. Look at pass rates for the RMT. Ask about job placement statistics. Are they more interested in churning out numbers or educating high-quality MTs?

If you are a student or graduate of Med-Line School, you more than meet these standards. Med-Line is an ACCP-approved program with CHDS instructors, a CHDS-run program, with the highest respect in the industry. Med-Line is actively working to raise the standards of MT education so that all students will receive the quality of education that has benefited our graduates. If you would like more information on our premium program, check out Med-Line School.

Topics: Professional Development, Credentialing, Medical Transcription Training

Ready to Seek Your Credentials?

Posted by Chad Sines on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Med-Line School of Medical TranscriptionEveryone sees the significant letters after a transcriptionist’s name. They are a goal for many MTs?  Are you ready for your credentials?

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 well-designed program that is fully compliant with the current credentialing Blueprint. 

Med-Line School has become a leader in credentialing preparation. Our classes are designed by credentialed 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 $50. This continues to be the lowest cost in the industry. 

As a great way to increase your success, we are also offering some free add-ons valued at over $400. 

  • 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.<

Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist

Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist

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.

Topics: Credentialing

What is Your Professional New Year's Resolution?

Posted by Chad Sines on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Med-Line School of Medical TranscriptionEach January, we all make New Year’s resolutions that we usually break almost as fast as we make them. We want to lose weight, we want to exercise more, etc. Noble goals indeed. But what are your resolutions for your professional skills? Are you preparing for mandatory credentialing or are you pretending it will go away?

It is very impressive that more MTs are obtaining their RMT soon after graduating. This trend is inspiring and putting many of the seasoned MTs to shame. For many, the decision to credential or not is rolled around, excuses are made, and only when it becomes critical for advancement do we take the plunge. This reactionary theme has hurt our profession one too many times, and I think many are ready to stop this pattern of self-destruction. It is time that we became more proactive. Time for the MT to take charge of their future.

The new combined CQE test (combined RMT and CMT exam) is a very interesting concept. Many seasoned MTs are not sure if they are ready for the CMT, so they continually put it off. Do you take the RMT or the CMT? Big decision. Now you can do both in one multi-part exam if you meet the eligibility requirements. With the new combined test, one can study for the CMT and come away with the RMT or CMT depending on their skill level. Either result will put you in the ranks of the credentialed professional. Scratch one more excuse off the list.

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. 

As a great way to increase your success, we are also offering some free add-ons valued at over $400.
  • 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. 

This year, I encourage everyone to stop making excuses and set a goal that this year will be the year that you join the ranks of the credentialed MTs. Many did so last year and are now credentialed professionals. You can do it. Will you?

 

Get Credentialed!!

Topics: Credentialing

Should You Seek Your Credentials?

Posted by Chad Sines on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:23 AM

Med-Line School of Medical TranscriptionEveryone 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. 

As a great way to increase your success, we are also offering some free add-ons valued at over $400.
  • 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.

Get Credentialed!!

Topics: Credentialing

Webinar- $10 - Orthopedics

Posted by Chad Sines on Thu, Sep 15, 2011 @ 06:00 AM

Omniscribe orthopedicsTitle: Orthopedics
When: Fri, Sep 16, 2011 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
Presenter:  Diane Gilmore, CMT, AHDI-F
Length: 1 hour
Credits: 1 CM
Cost: $10 

 

Description: Introduction to the body’s skeletal and muscular structure , the diseases and conditions treated by orthopedics, and diagnostic studies used to evaluate musculoskeletal disorders.  Transcription tips, BOS rules, terminology nomenclature.

 

Topics: Professional Development, Credentialing

Helping Out Our Fellow MTs- More Free CECs

Posted by Chad Sines on Fri, Apr 08, 2011 @ 12:41 AM

Omniscribe and Med-Line School of Medical Transcription are continuing the tradition of helping out our fellow MTs by offering another free webinar.

To see which one we are offering this week, visit the Omniscribe Webinar Page. We recommend you sign up for the monthly webinar announcements to ensure you are notified of free and upcoming webinars.

Topics: Professional Development, Credentialing

Getting The Perfect Job Series- Picking the Right School

Posted by Chad Sines on Tue, Mar 01, 2011 @ 05:40 PM

medical transcriptionOne of the most common questions of new or nearing graduates is “How do I increase my chances of finding that great job?” Why do some have it easier than others in the job hunt? We are going to start a series on this topic that will help you position yourself for success.

 

Step One- Attend an ACCP-approved program with industry respect that is fully staffed with CMT instructors.

Anyone looking for a medical transcription school will quickly see that there are many programs vying for your business, some legit, some not. Choosing the right program is vital for success. The program must have the respect of the industry or recruiters will not recognize you as a competent applicant. In all my years working with students through AHDI, this is probably the most common concern. A student attends a program and upon graduation finds out no one will hire them. It can be disheartening to hear from recruiters that you need to go back to a “legitimate” school.

Is the program ACCP approved?
MTSOs are quickly seeing the value in graduates from ACCP-approved programs. This standard quickly weeds out graduates from substandard programs. The reasons why a program is not ACCP-approved are irrelevant. If the program is not approved, walk away.

Are there real instructors who are ALL CMTs?
While there are some program components that do not require a CMT, ie technology education, all MT work should be taught by a CMT. There is no “but” to this statement. If you will not have a real instructor who is a CMT, look for a premium program that values your education. Those in charge of the curriculum and program development should also be a CMT. While there may be additional credentials that educators may possess, the CMT should never be optional.

Does the medical transcription school have industry respect?
How long have they been in business? Call around to potential employers to see who they recommend. Look at pass rates for the RMT. Ask about job placement statistics. Are they more interested in churning out numbers or educating high-quality MTs?


If you are a student or graduate of Med-Line School of Medical Transcription, you more than meet these standards. Med-Line is an ACCP-approved program with CMT instructors, a CMT-run program, with the highest respect in the industry. Med-Line is actively working to raise the standards of MT education so that all students will receive the quality of education that has benefited our graduates. If you would like more information on our premium program, check out our medical transcription school.

Chad C. Sines, MS, MBA, AHDI-F

One of the most common questions of new or nearing graduates is “How do I increase my chances of finding that great job?” We are going to start a series on this topic that will help you position yourself for success.

 

Step One- Attend an ACCP-approved program with industry respect that is fully staffed with CMT instructors.

 

Anyone looking for a medical transcription school will quickly see that there are many programs vying for your business, some legit, some not. Choosing the right program is vital for success. The program must have the respect of the industry or recruiters will not recognize you as a competent applicant. In all my years working with students through AHDI, this is probably the most common concern. A student attends a program and upon graduation finds out no one will hire them. It can be disheartening to hear from recruiters that you need to go back to a “legitimate” school.

 

Is the program ACCP approved?

MTSOs are quickly seeing the value in graduates from ACCP-approved programs. This standard quickly weeds out graduates from substandard programs. If the program is not approved, walk away.

 

Are there real instructors who are ALL CMTs?

While there are some program components that do not require a CMT, ie technology education, all MT work should be taught by a CMT. There is no “but” to this statement. If you will not have a real instructor who is a CMT, look for a premium program that values your education. Those in charge of the curriculum and program development should also be a CMT. While there may be additional credentials that educators may possess, the CMT should never be optional.

 

Does the medical transcription school have industry respect?

How long have they been in business? Call around to potential employers to see who they recommend. Look at pass rates for the RMT. Ask about job placement statistics. Are they more interested in churning out numbers or educating high-quality MTs?

 

 

If you are a student or graduate of Med-Line School of Medical Transcription, you more than meet these standards. Med-Line is an ACCP-approved program with CMT instructors, a CMT-run program, with the highest respect in the industry. Med-Line is actively working to raise the standards of MT education so that all students will receive the quality of education that has benefited our graduates. If you would like more information on our premium program, check out our medical transcription school.

Topics: Professional Development, Credentialing, Medical Transcription Training