Standards of Practice
AHDI’s volunteers and professional experts work with industry partners and healthcare leaders to establish standards for healthcare documentation. Standards exist to promote consistency, clarity, and accountability in any profession. They have the potential to shape quality outcomes for patient care documentation and to promote patient safety, continuity of care, and maximized reimbursement.
Please refer to AHDI's position papers here for the association's official position on these and other related issues.
Standards Development Flow Chart - A resource document highlighting all standards in health data capture and documentation that have been developed or are currently under development through the joint efforts of AHDI, CDIA, AHIMA, ASTM, and HL7.
Below is a list of links to resource documents and industry standards created and/or supported by AHDI. In addition, please refer to AHDI's position papers here for the association's official position on these and other related issues.
AHDI Tool Kits
Billing and Compensation
The Case for a Credentialed Workforce
Compensation for Medical Transcriptionists - Hay Group
Education Program Approval
EHR Playbook for Transcription Managers
Employee vs. Independent Contractor
Healthcare Documentation Quality Assessment and Management Best Practices
HIPAA Privacy and Security
Manual of Ethical Best Practices for the Healthcare Documentation Sector
Model Job Descriptions
A Medical Transcriptionist's Bill of Rights
Professional Liability Insurance
Speech Recognition Adoption Guide
Transcription Turnaround Time
US Department of Labor Classification for Medical Transcriptionists