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AHDI-Fellow Designation

The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity is pleased to announce that it has instituted a membership designation of AHDI Fellow. Being a fellow of AHDI is an honor. It signifies that you have achieved a balance of successful activities in your profession that goes beyond regular transcription practice. The AHDI Board of Directors has adopted a set of criteria that AHDI Individual Professional members must meet to earn the designation of Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity Fellow (AHDI-F). The criteria strengthens the fellowship designation, enhancing its prestige and value to those who earn the right to use the AHDI-F title. Please click on the following link to review the AHDI-F application.

Please Note: To maintain your AHDI-F you must maintain your AHDI Individual Professional membership and your AHDI credential. If you retire from the industry, you may become a Sustaining member and continue to use the AHDI-F designation. If you are no longer working in the industry, you may also choose to retire your credential and maintain your AHDI-F as long as you have an active AHDI membership. You will lose the right to use the AHDI-F designation if your membership or AHDI credential lapses.When membership dues are paid in full, he/she may reapply for Fellow status upon submission of a new application and processing fee.

How to Become a Fellow of AHDI

To become recognized as a fellow in AHDI, you must earn at least 50 fellowship points in the five years immediately preceding the application and be a “Practitioner” member as set forth in the AHDI bylaws at the time the application is submitted. These points may be earned in eight different categories as shown on the application and must be earned in at least five categories.

There is a limit to the number of points you can obtain in each category. Thus, qualified fellows must demonstrate a balance between practice duties, professional experience, leadership, and community involvement. When filling in the application, please include all activities/accomplishments that pertain to the category; however, enter only up to the maximum points allowed for that category. As a result, to be an AHDI-Fellow, a successful candidate must be active in and knowledgeable of many areas, not just one or two.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must have an RHDS or CMT/CHDS credential to apply for the AHDI-F designation
  • You must have an active Individual Professional membership with AHDI
  • You must complete the AHDI-F Application showing fulfillment of the appropriate number of points per knowledge area within the past five years
  • You must pay the $100 Application Fee upon submission of your application



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