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AHDI/MTIA presents the fourth annual Advocacy event June 2-4, 2009! Make your arrangements now to be a part of important events supporting the rapidly evolving role of the healthcare documentation specialist. In past years we have had over 100 attendees, and we look forward to an even greater presence on the Hill in 2009.


Register for this event using the online registration, or download a registration form for mail or fax use. You can either register for a single day or for all three days. MTIA members will need to call our Member Services line at 800-982-2182 to receive the discounted rate.


Full Registration (All three days)
$40 Members of AHDI or MTIA
$65 Nonmembers

On-site fees will apply after May 1, 2009.

Evening DC Bus Tour

Timeline of Events

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 2 begins with a Board of Directors meeting in Arlington, VA at the hotel. Registration information including your lobbying packets can be picked up at 5:00 p.m. Registration is followed by a first timers orientation, a welcome reception (food provided) and a lobbying briefing. Individuals who are new to lobbying will have free time to meet with their state attendees for an evening breakout session.

Wednesday, June 3 Attendees are on their own to get with their state attendees and make their Hill visits. After a day on Capitol Hill, we will meet back at the Holiday Inn Arlington for a debriefing networking hour where members can share their experiences on the Hill. Attendees that have purchased tickets in advance will enjoy an evening bus tour of the monuments.

Thursday, June 4 Second lobbying day for attendees to meet with their legislators. After the last day on the Hill attendees will meet back at the hotel for a debriefing, closing keynote, and an end of event reception. Food will be provided to registrants.

CECs: This event is pre-approved for 10 Continuing Education Credits by the Credentialing Program at AHDI. CMTs will receive 5 Medicolegal and 5 Professional Development CECs for attending the full event.


Official Advocacy Summit Hotel

Holiday Inn Arlington
4610 North Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-243-9800 • Fax: 703-243-0103
Toll Free: (800) HOLIDAY

The initial hotel room block for Advocacy Summit has sold out. A new room block at the same hotel has been secured at the rate of $209 per night, single or double, and can be booked using the following link (please follow the instructions below).


Instructions for this link are as follows :

  • Double-click on the link and it will take you to our reservations webpage, or
  • Cut and paste the link to your web browser address bar and enter
  • Select your date of arrival and number of nights
  • Click on Check Availability
  • It will give you room choice within the block
  • Proceed with reservations

Room sharing is encouraged! This new room block will expire on May 15th, 2009. After May 15th, 2009, rooms will be available at the higher prevailing rate with limited availability.

Need a Roomie for the Advocacy Summit? Contact Jacque Taylor, our official room partner, for a potential roommate to share in the hotel expense for the 2009 Advocacy Summit. Email Jacque at taylor.jacque@gmail.com.

Make AHDI/MTIA’s Fourth Annual Advocacy Summit an important part of your 2009 professional activities. Help us join together to strengthen the essential position of documentation specialists in the healthcare arena.

Advocacy Summit 2009 Tool Kit

Instructions and Information for Letter Writing
Abstract: Improving the Accuracy of Narrative Patient Notes
Appointment Recap Form
Instructions for Making Appointments with Legislators
Advocacy Summit User’s Guide
Talking Points
White Paper: Medical Transcription-Proven Accelerator of EHR Adoption
Video on Discrete Reportable Transcription (DRT)

Capitol Hill Map

Download a map of Capitol Hill to plan your appointments. Most offices are within walking distance of each other on or near the Hill, but it helps to keep your back-to-back appointments near one another for the sake of convenience.

Contact Us

Questions about the Advocacy Summit? Contact the AHDI/MTIA member services department. A member services specialist is ready to assist you.

Member Services
Email: ahdi@ahdionline.org
Toll Free: 800-982-2182
Direct: 209-527-9620