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Capital Chapter of AHDI - Austin, Texas

The Capital Chapter is a component organization of AHDI (Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity).  The Capital Chapter is based in Austin, Texas, and was originally chartered in 1983 as a component association of AAMT (American Association for Medical Transcription).  We are proudly celebrating our 30th anniversary this year!  The Capital Chapter has a diverse membership from the greater Austin area and several other parts of Texas.  Our members include medical transcriptionists, students, managers, business owners, and various HIM professionals.  We have members who work for hospitals, clinics, and transcription services, as well as home-based independent contractors and employees.  Meetings are usually held at Seton Medical Center in Austin.  We invite you to attend!  For more information, please email 2013 Capital Chapter President Marsha Himes, CMT, at marshacmt09@yahoo.com


The first meeting of 2013 was held on Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Seton Medical Center in Austin. 

 The 2013 Meeting Schedule was emailed to Chapter members on Feb 12, 2013, from President Marsha Himes (marshacmt09@yahoo.com)  It is posted on this website under the Meeting Schedule tab.

 UPDATE (11-30-2012): The December 1 lunch meeting (Annual Business Meeting) has been cancelled, per President Marsha Himes. (The November 17 meeting was rescheduled to December 1 due to the big Formula 1 race taking place in Austin.  The December 1 meeting will be the Capital Chapter Annual Business Meeting, so please join us as we review the highlights & financial statement for 2012, install our 2013 officers, and plan for next year.)  It's also a great time for members to renew their membership for 2013!  Stay tuned for more info from President Marsha Himes, CMT (marshacmt09@yahoo.com).


The election of our 2013 officers has ended. The newly elected 2013 officers will be installed at the Capital Chapter Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, December 1. Come join us and support your Chapter!

Congratulations to President-Elect Lacey Brown, CMT, AHDI-F; Secretary Marilyn Campbell, CMT; Treasurer Jennifer (Dipboye) Westbrook (Marsha Himes, CMT, will continue as President) 

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Thanks to all who joined us for the Chapter meeting on September 22, 2012. Attendees enjoyed 2 FREE CECs (1 ML, 1 TW). Our speaker was Karen Brinkman, Director of Risk Management for Seton. Members also watched a video presentation from ACE 2011. View agenda  

We thank everyone who attended the "Afternoon of Fun and Learning" on June 9.  Attendees earned 3 CECs (2 ML & 1 TW) by viewing 3 great video presentations of educational sessions held at "ACE" in Phoenix.  Attendees also enjoyed delicious popcorn from Popcornopolis--8 fantastic flavors!  PRIZES were awarded to those who scored highest on a couple of challenging quizzes (related to the video presentations).  Overall, SIX lucky attendees each won a $20 gift card from WalMart or H-E-B.  Congratulations to April Clawson, RMT; Wynette Becker, CMT; Debbie Mooney, CMT; Polly Whitaker, CMT; Charlotte Sebesta, CMT; Jennifer Berend, RMT.  Nine attendee names were also drawn to take home the remainder of the yummy flavored popcorn as a 'thank you' for attending the event.  We are happy to welcome our newest Capital Chapter member Charlotte Sebesta, CMT, from San Angelo.  Stay tuned to see photos taken at the event. 

VIEW AGENDA   Please note: The Capital Chapter Board of Directors opted to purchase the component licensed version of the ACE DVD to allow our members to benefit from group/audience viewing to earn CECs.  The Registration Fees collected for this event will be used to help offset the higher cost of the licensed component DVD that the Chapter purchased for audience viewing.

   We hope you had a happy National Medical Transcriptionist Week! ~ May 20-26, 2012 Read more about National MT Week    View the 1985 proclamation signed by President Reagan

 Thanks to everyone who attended the first meeting of 2012 on January 21st!  View meeting details & agenda

View the January 2012 Newsletter 

Congratulations to the Capital Chapter 2010 & 2011 AHDI Membership Impact award winner!

Congratulations to our member Kathy Muelker, CMT 2011 AHDI Member of the Year award winner!

View complete list of winners   The Integrity Award winners were announced at ACE in Phoenix on August 21, 2011.  View all nominees  

View ACE Photos in our Shutterfly album    Visit the ACE365 site to view convention news & event photos 

Thanks to everyone who attended the Nov 12, 2011 lunch meeting at the Saltgrass Steak House. View photos View meeting info

 The Capital Chapter supports its members who pursue certification.  We even offer partial reimbursement of the exam fee!

Are you looking for a RMT/CMT study group? Omniscribe offers online credentialing study groups. View more info

Thanks to everyone who attended the September 17, 2011 Chapter meeting!  View photos!   View meeting agenda

Thanks to all who attended the July 23, 2011 Capital Chapter meeting    View photos

Thanks to everyone who attended the Capital Chapter Annual Symposium May 20-21, 2011 View photos

We are glad you joined us to celebrate National Medical Transcriptionist Week   View prize winners!

Special thanks to our Sponsors! MedNotes & MedEDocs   View Event Schedule & Speakers

Happy National Medical Transcriptionist Week! (May 16-22, 2011)

Read the original proclamation signed by President Ronald Reagan on May 21, 1985

Read about the AHDI/CDIA Advocacy Summit held May 3-4 in Washington, DC

We invite everyone to join the Capital Chapter and enjoy the benefits of membership

Thanks to everyone who helped us kick off 2011 at our first meeting of the year on January 29, 2011View photos  

Congratulations to our members who earned their CMT credential in December 2010: Liz Harmeson, CMT, RHIA; Barbara Wilber, CMT; Denice Moore, CMT; Kathryn Nicolaisen-Strouss, CMT

MT certification update!  Learn more about the brand new RMT and CMT exams (effective January 1, 2011) 

Thanks to everyone who attended the Capital Chapter meeting & lunch November 13, 2010   View photos!   View Agenda 

The Capital Chapter is featured in the November 2010 issue of Plexus magazine as the winner of the AHDI Membership Impact Award. Congratulations! AHDI members can view Plexus online.

Thanks to everyone who attended our September 18, 2010 meeting.  View photos  View agenda Thanks to our speaker - Dr. Allison Devine

Be sure to read the September 2010 issue of Plexus magazine!  Capital Chapter member Barbara Wilber's "Member Testimonial" is on page 10 and Kathy Muelker's article is on page 30

 Congratulations! The Capital Chapter won the 2010 AHDI Membership Impact Award! View our ACE photos  View all winners

The Capital Chapter was announced as the winner of the AHDI Membership Impact Award at the Integrity Awards Show & Brunch held at ACE (August 7, 2010). The award recognizes the chapter's accomplishments in 2009, under the leadership of President Barbara Rasmussen, CMT. A big Thank You goes to Barbara, the 2009 officers, and all chapter members who gave their time and energy to support activities, events, and advocacy efforts of the Capital Chapter and AHDI. At the Awards Show, AHDI presented the Capital Chapter with one complimentary registration to ACE 2011 in Phoenix. The Board of Directors has awarded this to President Kathy Muelker, CMT, in appreciation for her past and present work in growing and sustaining the Chapter. Thank you, Kathy, for all you have done on behalf of the Capital Chapter!

View ACE photos, video/audio clips, and tweets on the ACE365 site! www.ace365.org   It's easy and free to sign up/join!  While you're there, join our Capital Chapter group and network with your fellow members!

 Thanks to all who attended our July 17, 2010 Capital Chapter meeting!  View photos  View meeting agenda

View the June 14 Capital Chapter Newsletter  The new level 2 CEC policy changes take effect June 30, 2010 - Read more and download/print CEC information

 The Capital Chapter and its members have now contributed a total of $660 to the Power of 10 campaign! Thanks to all who have supported advocacy efforts at the Capitol in DC!

Happy National Medical Transcriptionist Week!  May 17-23, 2010  Visit the AHDI Lounge  Read the 1985 Proclamation by President Ronald Reagan

Thanks to everyone who attended the Capital Chapter May 15 Mini Symposium ~ We enjoyed celebrating National MT Week with you!

View the Symposium Highlights/Recap    View the photos   Congratulations to all the prize winners!

Thank you to our wonderful Guest Speakers: Laura Bryan, CMT, AHDI-F, Lea Sims, CMT, AHDI-F, and J. Neal Rutledge, M.D.

Special thanks to attendees who contributed to the Power of 10 campaign. The Capital Chapter matched your donations! The total event contribution was $284.

Have you joined the Capital Chapter? Our members receive event discounts and we offer FREE regular meetings with speakers/CE credits. Enjoy networking & continuing education!

 We are giving away a total of TEN $100 vouchers toward the ACE 2010 registration fee. All chapter members are eligible. Join now and enjoy the benefits of chapter membership!

Thanks to all who attended our March 13 meeting!  View photosSpecial thanks to our attendees who submitted a total of 61 letters to legislators for the Advocacy Summit!

View the Advocacy Summit Report by AHDI Director and Texas Board Partner Lisa Johnson Williams, CMT, AHDI-F, who helped deliver our letters!

Thanks to all who attended our January 30, 2010 meeting! View pictures.



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