Happy New Year! I sure hope this has been a good holiday season for you. This past year has not been a great year economically for many of us, but it will certainly be one that we will all remember. We have an opportunity with each new year to commit ourselves fully to making each New Year better than the one before. It is up to each of us to seize the opportunity for change and take action to bring about that change. No one can make us get exercise, go on a diet, finish that degree, or get involved in a worthy cause except ourselves. The life we lead is the one we live and the degree to which it is fulfilling is in our own hands to either accept it or choose to improve some part of it (unless of course you are fortunate enough to be living the perfect life – LOL). More
News And Events
Well, we did it! We elected the nation’s first African-American President and so many experts thought this day would come, but not for many years yet. As a people, we can be a surprising lot. How we approach a challenge doesn’t fit every model and our ability to rise to an occasion is truly second to none.
The point here is not about politics as that is a topic that can get heated (ya think?) as we all have our fundamental beliefs in which is right – left or right, but based on the voters, we are going to be putting our faith and trust towards the left. However, somewhere in the middle, at the end of the day, we are all one country and now Barack Obama is entrusted with getting us out of a number of big problems, the magnitude of which haven’t faced our country since the 30s. More
November 4th is approaching and it will be time for all of us to cast our ballots. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we see record turnout at the polls and for good reason. This is extremely important with the serious issues facing our nation. The economy, healthcare, the environment and so many others. These are critical issues and we need strong leadership to help us navigate the complexities of making sound decisions to get us back on firmer ground. More
News headlines are generally painting a picture of bad news on many fronts. The economy, the war, the price of gas, the price of food, energy and the housing market overall. These are very serious matters and by now, many of us are looking for ways to stretch our earnings to compensate for these more expensive times. More
Just back from DC and what an experience we had! This is our association’s 3rd National Advocacy event and my 2nd. The excitement in the air was undeniable and as we heard one success story after another, it was clear that we are continuing to make incredible progress in getting our message out there to our law-makers. More
As I write this, our CEO Peter Preziosi, our board member and treasurer, Sherry Doggett and MTIA board member, George Catuogno are presenting at the annual HCCA conference in New Orleans, LA. With nearly 1000 in attendance, this is a huge conference with 8 or more educational tracks each day in the area of Healthcare Compliance. More
Can you believe February is here? This is a leap year, an election year, and a milestone year for me as president-elect of AHDI. So many exciting things are happening in our industry and profession.
Betty has kicked off the year and is an energized dynamo for the military spouse initiative. She has already presented in a number of locations and the number of military spouses enrolled in approved schools is on the rise. The numbers are approaching or above 400 now and we all are excited to see the pace at which this is catching on. It’s really the perfect fit for someone faced with the fact that it’s not if they will need to move, it’s when. What a great career for people on the move. With the ease and portability of our profession, it’s a perfect fit. More
Often, the holidays are immediately followed by increased bills, and a few increased pounds. Neither of which are particularly welcome, and certainly then close behind are the obligatory resolutions for the New Year. Typically, we have good intentions to avoid the first two and live with the third, but even the best laid plans sometimes don’t come through. More
At Thanksgiving time each year, many families will ask everyone at the table to say what they are thankful for that year. Many people don’t look forward to this time to share their feelings openly at the dinner table and some actually do. Why do you suppose this is not the main attraction at the Thanksgiving meal? You could guess that it’s personal and each person may have their own list of things to be thankful for that it might not be the most popular? Or that they just don’t like to share their inner-most feelings while dining and slipping into that turkey coma? More
Have you heard the news yet? Peter Preziosi, PhD has received a special invitation from the Secretary of Defense to attend a kickoff launch recongizing the military spouse intiative. And guess where it is being held? The Pentagon! Woo-hoo – now that’s big news!
As you may know there are over 200 military spouses enrolled in AHDI approved schools for medical transcription because it is a career that moves with you. Because of this and the many efforts made to get the word out about this opportunity, that it has caught the attention of many military spouses across the nation. More