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Be a part of medical transcription history!

AHDI presents the second annual Lobby Day May 18-19, 2006! Make your arrangements now to be a part of important events supporting the rapidly evolving role of the medical transcriptionist. Last year we had approximately 110 attendees, and we look forward to an even greater presence on the Hill in 2006.

Click here to view the Lobby Day 2005 Video


Click here to register for this event.

Single-day registrations are available for May 18 and/or May 19 at the low rate of $65 per day for AHDI members and $85 for nonmembers.

Full registration is set at $110 for AHDI members and $130 nonmembers. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to save by registering for both days.

On-site fees will apply after April 28, 2006.

Timeline of Events

Thursday, May 18 begins with a breakfast briefing on Capitol Hill followed by free time to meet with your state legislators. After a day on Capitol Hill, we will meet back at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rockville, Maryland, for a debriefing and reception where members can share their experiences on the Hill.

Friday, May 19 will kick off with a continental breakfast at the hotel including an executive briefing. The group will then head to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), where DHHS representatives in Compliance and Ethics, Information Technology, and other related areas, will share valuable information and insight relevant to healthcare documentation and our industry.

An AHDI Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, May 20. Members are encouraged to be present in the gallery to observe and participate in this meeting. During the closed executive session at the lunch hour, members can take advantage of the many restaurants near the hotel. Gallery seating is limited, so please RSVP with Susie Beckwith (Susie@aamt.org) if you plan to attend.

Speaker Presentations

Roy Snell, CHC, is CEO of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and CEO and Co-Founder of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). He will present on corporate governance, ethics, and compliance issues. Mr. Snell is editor of Journal of Health Care Compliance and co-editor of HCCA’s Corporate Compliance Professional Handbook.

Beth Franklin, MS, RN, is HCR Implementation Advisor with Delmarva Foundation. Ms. Franklin offers over 28 years’ experience with software implementation in hospitals and physician offices. She is a Registered Nurse and educator with expertise in using information systems to improve quality healthcare, and will share this experience and insight with our attendees.

We are fortunate to have such integral members of the compliance arena and new technology professionals participating in AHDI’s 2006 Lobby Day.

Important Lobby Day Downloads

Presentation on the Health Care Compliance Association
Roy Snell, CHC, CEO, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics
Health Care Compliance Association

Presentation on HRSA’s Office of Health Information Technology
Johanna Barraza Cannon, Director
Division of Health Information Technology Policy
Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Presentation on EMRs, DOQ-IT and RHIOs, What does it all mean?
Beth Franklin, MS, RN, EHR Implementation Advisor
Delmarva Foundation

Lobby Day User’s Guide

Lobby Day Checklist

Medical Transcription Priority Issues & Facts
This document outlines key messages and explains the issues at the forefront of the profession such as privacy and security, technology, advocacy and education.

Medical Transcription Workforce Development Needs
This document outlines key issues from the perspective of the transcription industry, which policymakers must address when developing the policy framework for the national health information infrastructure, the super highway for the electronic health record. Allied health professionals will need significant training and retooling in order to meet the demands of a future technology driven healthcare environment.

Views on Building a National Health Information Network
This document provides you with talking points that describe AHDI’s support of several issues, from the transcriptionist industry perspective, that should be considered: Privacy and security issues, standardized vocabulary and data templates, and workforce retraining and tooling. In addition, AHDI supports House Bill 4726, Wired for Health Care Quality Act. Key issues contained in this legislation include: Ensuring that patients’ individually identifiable health information is secure and protected; improving health care quality and reducing medical errors, and developing best practices to support and accelerate efforts to adopt, implement, and effectively use interoperable health information technology.

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.

Official Lobby Day Hotel

DoubleTree & Executive Meeting Center
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Toll Free: 800-222-8733

AHDI Group Rate: $119 per night, single or double. If you are planning to room share, make your reservations as soon as possible, as availability is limited.

Make AHDI’s Second Annual Lobby Day an important part of your 2006 professional activities. Help us join together to strengthen the essential position of medical transcriptionists in the healthcare arena.

Contact Us

Questions about Lobby Day? Please contact:

Susie Beckwith
Member Services Administrative Assistant
Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity
4230 Kiernan Ave. Ste. 130
Modesto, CA 95356
Toll free: 800-982-2182 x2464
Email: Susie@aamt.org