Author Archives: AHDPG Admin

Retraining Existing Employees Can Help Mitigate the Effects of Healthcare’s Workforce Shortage

The healthcare job market is pretty tight at the moment, due in part to ongoing nurse and physician shortages. These professionals have been exiting the workforce faster than they’re joining it, and that has posed a challenge for providers as they seek to fill in the gaps. One possible solution, thought, might be right under their noses. Perhaps there’s a receptionist in the organization who’s interested in becoming a medical scribe (Develop your own team(s) of Certified Medical Scribe Professionals) or a licensed practical nurse. Maybe a registered nurse wants to move into an operating room setting rather than working […]

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Interested in becoming a Clinical Medical Assistant?

Some of the best long term careers are in the medical field. If you are looking for something that does not take years of medical school, how about starting off your new career as a Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)?  Clinical Medical Assistants are an important part of the healthcare industry and are an in demand profession.  Medical Assistants perform different tasks such as taking vital signs, assisting doctors with patients, administering shots and phlebotomy. Medical Assistants also help perform other tasks such as working with the EMR (electronic medical record), as well as other administrative duties. Doctors rely on Medical Assistants […]

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As electronic health records grow, so does demand for medical scribes.

Crain’s Detroit Business By Darius Tahir, Modern Healthcare The old saw about technology says it destroys jobs in some sectors and creates new ones in others. But the adage probably couldn’t have predicted the case of electronic health records and the growing number of medical scribes who work with them. Even as EHR use increases, so do the number of scribes manually recording their information.  Read the full article >>> Check out the medical scribe training program at AHDPGTM ! Get prepared for this growth!

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Medicare Global Package Proposed Change

The 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, published in the July 11 Federal Register, includes a proposal (section II.B.4) to transition all CPT codes currently assigned a 10-day global period to a 0-day global period in 2017. Codes assigned a 90-day global period would transition to a 0-day global period in 2018. The impact of this significant change could be broad and substantial in many ways. The reimbursement structure for surgical procedures will of course change altogether, with the surgeon foreseeably receiving less per procedure on the front end and creating more required billing processes during the post-op period. It […]

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Scribes Help Doctors Focus on Patients, Not Computers

Medical Scribes have proven to be a vital part in the clinical documentation role. Scribes have become increasingly popular in the fast paced emergency rooms where it is critical to move patients through quickly. Check out this article on indystar.com – “Scribes Help Doctors Focus on Patients, Not Computers”  

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The rise of the Medical Scribe

Medical Scribes are being given credit for “freeing busy doctors from screen time and giving them more face time with patients” across the country. There is an expected need of 20,000 medical scribes by end of 2014!  Read more about this need in an article from the StarTribune. “Harried doctors hail the rise of the medical scribe“

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AHDPGTM

is proud to be named a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row!

Welcome to Our Military Personnel and Their Spouses! AHDPGTM is proud to once again be named a Military Friendly School for 2015. This is our 6th consecutive year winning this distinction and something the entire team at AHDPGTM is extremely proud of. Now in its sixth year, the 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2015 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP. Each year schools taking the survey are held to […]

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Scribe Integrity

Found this controversial article from an unnamed Scribe that really stirred some inward emotions as a nurse, MT and Scribe instructor. Although I understand the whole wanting to please your boss (the physician) and the the hospital, I think the bigger picture is being missed here in the article. Scribes are suppose to save time for doctors so doctors can in turn do a better job because they have a little more time. No, there is still not an abundance of time. There never is in health care.  Scribes should not be asked to compromise their integrity. Instead, perhaps, the […]

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The American Healthcare Documentation Professional Group (AHDPGTM

) Acquires Coding Coaches to Broaden Its Online Training and Service Offerings

As the nation’s leading provider of outsourced transcription services and online training for individuals seeking to launch exciting careers in medical billing, medical coding, medical transcription, medical scribing or as a clinical or administrative medical assistant the combination of these two respected firms will continue to ensure each graduate is competently trained, certified and able to secure gainful employment in today’s healthcare marketplace. Shrewsbury, MA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 – “Change in healthcare is everywhere. With the required conversion to ICD-10 in October, 2014, the nation’s move to electronic health records and the launch of the Affordable Care Act is […]

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