Why earn an AAHAM certification?
AAHAM certification is an investment in your personal growth and your professional future. For over forty years, AAHAM’s elite certification program has set the standard of excellence in patient financial services and the revenue cycle.
It doesn’t matter whether you are new to the healthcare revenue cycle or are a seasoned veteran, our family of AAHAM certification examinations offer a complete career ladder beginning with the Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist and culminating with the Certified Revenue Cycle Executive. We have a certification that will help advance your career.
Plus the learning doesn’t stop once you have obtained certification. Our certifications are maintained through a continuous education process. This assures you stay abreast of the important changes and updates that continually occur in our rapidly changing healthcare environment.
How does certification benefit an individual?
Earning an AAHAM certification demonstrates a high level of achievement and distinguishes you as a leader and role model in the revenue cycle industry. The certification validates your proficiency and commitment to your profession and can play an integral role in your career strategy. In many instances certification may help you secure the promotion or the job you desire.
Earning certification can help you by:
- Improving your earning potential
- Giving you a competitive advantage with current and prospective employers
- Granting you the recognition you deserve
- Providing access to the positions and promotions you seek and desire
- Building a network of peers in the influential group that shares your certification designation
- Continuing to expand your skills and expertise through continuing education
How does certification benefit an employer?
Earning an AAHAM certification demonstrates an individual’s expertise. It shows they possess the knowledge to meet the industry’s highest standards and the capacity to pass a rigorous certification examination. It shows commitment to their profession and ongoing career development. It also represents professionalism in the individual’s pursuit of excellence to quality of service in their career and the healthcare industry.
By hiring AAHAM certified individuals and investing in AAHAM certification for your staff you can:
- Increase the competency of your staff
- Increase quality and productivity
- Build a strong team
- Promote ongoing education and training
- Reduce exposure to fraud and abuse
- Develop a career ladder for staff
Executive Certification (CRCE)
Executive Certification is an extensive online proctored exam directed to all senior and executive leaders within the healthcare revenue cycle industry, to help equip them for strategic management of the business. This certification possesses the highest level of difficulty combining content knowledge of the business with critical thinking and communication skills. AAHAM offers two types of Executive certification; one focused on the revenue cycle within an institutional (hospital, health system) environment and the other focused on the revenue cycle in a professional (physician, clinic) environment. Dual certification is available for those interested in obtaining certification in both specialties.
Professional Cert. (CRCP)
Professional Certification is an online proctored exam directed to supervisors and managers in the revenue cycle industry, to validate their knowledge and skills. This certification is for the individual who desires confirmation and recognition of their expertise and/or for those who aspire to the executive level certification. AAHAM offers two types of Professional certification; one focused on the revenue cycle within an institutional (hospital, health system) environment and the other focused on the revenue cycle in a professional (physician, clinic) environment. Dual certification is available for those interested in obtaining certification in both specialties.
Specialist Certification (CRCS)
Specialist certification is an online proctored exam that tests the proficiency of staff involved in the processing of patient accounts and to prepare them for the many details needed to perform their daily job duties. AAHAM offers two types of Specialist Certification; one focused on the revenue cycle within an institutional (hospital, health system) environment, the other focused on the revenue cycle in a professional (physician, clinic) environment. Dual certification is available for those interested in obtaining certification in the institutional and professional specialties.
Revenue Integrity Professional (CRIP)
Revenue Integrity Professional is online proctored exam that measures basic competencies in healthcare compliance. It is intended for anyone in the revenue cycle industry to help ensure that facilities effectively manage their charge master, and bill and document appropriately for all services rendered to a patient. This certification requires an in-depth, working knowledge of various revenue cycle areas and proper skill sets needed to increase revenue and reimbursement for facilities. It also ensures that proper charging takes place to maintain compliance within the insurance payer programs.
Compliance Certification (CCT)
Compliance certification is an online proctored exam that thoroughly tests competencies in healthcare compliance for all staff involved in the processing of patient accounts. It is intended to meet the annual employee compliance training requirements and to support individuals with professional compliance responsibilities in both institutional (hospital, health system) and professional (physician, clinic) settings.
Dec. 15, 2015 – Reg. deadline for Mar. exams
Mar. 14-25, 2016 – Exam Period
Apr. 15, 2016 – Reg. deadline for July exams
July 11-22, 2016 – Exam Period
Aug. 15, 2016 – Reg. deadline for Nov. exams
Nov. 7-18, 2016 – Exam Period