Chapter History

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
Indiana Chapter #42

The Indiana chapter of the American Guild of Patient Account Management began meeting as an organization in 1985. At that time, several Indiana Patient Account Managers from across the state met to identify if AGPAM would help meet the needs of Indiana health care administrative personnel. Foresight, by this group is why Indiana AGPAM has continued in representation of health care providers in: education, networking, professional development, and certification of admitting, billing and collection personnel since 1985.

On January 1, 1998, the American guild of Patient Account Management adopted the new name, The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management. The decision of a name change was a difficult one for the National Board of Directors; however, for AGPAM to continue to represent the diversity of health care administrative personnel, a name change was just a step in that direction.

The Indiana chapter of AAHAM chose education as its mission for the organization. Throughout its existence, the Board of Directors has recognized that education and training of staff is extremely relevant to the livelihood of the Patient Account Manager/Director. While Managers and Directors struggle in keeping up with: ever changing regulations, staff management and report keeping, issues of education and training were often left to be done in the best way possible. Indiana AAHAM’s desire is to set up an educational training program that would assist the Manager/Director in providing this much needed part of a successful business office.

AAHAM, both national and local chapters, are dedicated to the professional development of its members and their associates. AAHAM actively represents the interests of health care administrators through a variety of local and national meetings. This book is designed to provide you information as well as to identify members who are dedicated to the success of AAHAM.

If you are currently not a member, we hope that you will consider becoming one. If you have previously been a member and your membership is not current, your renewal is important to both national and state organizations.

Mission Statement

Indiana AAHAM’s Mission is to provide education, networking and professional development including certification for healthcare revenue cycle personnel.

National AAHAM’s mission is to provide education, certification, networking and advocacy for healthcare revenue cycle professionals.