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|Why Get Certified?|
Because Patients and Healthcare Providers Depend on You
Certification in healthcare documentation makes a difference to the patients whose care depends on your precise documentation, to employers who must hire highly qualified and trusted healthcare documentation specialists, and to you for the satisfaction of attaining certification. The four letters that will follow your name will make a powerful statement about the expertise you bring to the table. Ultimately, becoming credentialed will:
Who Needs to be Certified?
The RHDS credential is for healthcare documentation specialists (e.g., medical transcriptionists, medical language specialists, speech recognition editors) who are recent graduates, have fewer than 2 years' experience in acute care, and/or practitioners who work in a single-specialty environment.The RHDS is a prerequisite for earning the CHDS credential.
Healthcare documentation specialists with an RHDS and a minimum of 2 years' experience in acute-care transcription or multi-specialty equivalent are ready to prepare for and earn the CHDS credential. Candidates who do not already hold the RHDS may opt to take the combined RHDS/CHDS credential qualifying exam (CQE).