Vocabulary words – Allied Health Careers – Billing and Coding – Ashworth College

AAPC
American Academy of Professional Coders
AHDI
Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity *Certifying body of Occupational Careers
WHO
World Health Organization
RHIT
Registered Health Information Technician-provides a wide range of skill, prepare graduate for advance position such as Medical Coding Supervisor and CDIS.
CDIS
Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
HIM
Health Information Management *most allied health position falls under HIM and it’s aegis has expanded including Medical Billing and Coding, EHR management, Medical Transcriptionist., etc. *Credentialing requires some sort of formal education, testing and/or experience along with continuing education requirements once certification is achieved. *Movement is underway in credentialing the allied health workforce.
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BLS
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. – Information on Careers your interested in provides salaries, job description, training requirements, projected job growth to 2020 and Occupational Handbook. www.bls.gov
MT
Medical Transcription- 6% growth
MA
Medical Assistance – 31% growth
EHR
Electronic Health Records (mgmt sys)
VRE
Voice Recognition Editor – may use the MT. Have the computer transcribe the audio then send to transcritionist of (VRE/SRE) to edit it to the level required for the Medicolegal Records.
SRE
Speech Recognition Editor – may use the Mt.
MT/EHR
Medical Transcription/Electronic Health Records – *Transcription training with a bit more clinical training then traditional transciptionist (since 2010 medical scribe) *This job requires being present at all Physician encounters documenting the visits in real time on the EHR
CHDS
Certified Medical Transcriptionist new name is *Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist *They have advanced experience in the field can be tested to be come CHDS
RHDS
Registered Medical Transcriptionist new name is *Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist *New certified professional that have passed the test but have no experience
HIT
*Health Information Technician previous name was medical records personnel
Patients
*Healthcare consumers
HHS
Health Human Service, U.S. Dept of