Among the many benefits AAHAM membership is a means to achieve professional certification and carry the designation of Certified Revenue Cycle Executive (CRCE), Certified Revenue Cycle Professional (CRCP) or Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist (CRCS). To gain this important level of achievement, you must meet certain professional criteria and pass a comprehensive written examination. Certification by AAHAM signifies the highest level of professionalism in the field of health care receivables management.
Executive certification is only available to national AAHAM members with a minimum of either four years of healthcare experience, or two years of healthcare experience and a two-year college or university associates degree.
Professional certification is only available to national AAHAM members with a minimum of either two years of healthcare experience, or two years of healthcare experience or a two-year college or university associates degree.
The specialist certification is available to anyone involved in the management of patient accounts
In addition, AAHAM offers a Certified Revenue Integrity Professional (CRIP) and a Certified Compliance Technician (CCT) certification
Indiana AAHAM offers proctor examinations at your request.
Examinations are done periodically throughout the year.
CRCE February, May, August and November
CRCS February, May, August and November
CRIP February, May, August and November
Examination fees are required.
For the all examinations, application MUST be made through the National Office. Payment is required at the time of the application.
What is Certification?
Certification is passing an extensive on line examination in all aspects of patient account management. Since its inception in April 1977, certification by AAHAM signifies the highest level of professionalism in the field.
To keep pace with the industry and to get the job or promotion you really want, you need to get ahead of the crowd. Certification indicates that you are among the very best in your profession.
The face of health care has changed dramatically over the past decade, with many changes still to come. Our roles in hospitals, clinics and physician offices will continue to evolve. A decade ago few employers looked to hire certified applicants. Many top positions now require it.
Consider the benefits....
- Recognition by the industry
- Personal challenge and satisfaction
- National Recognition
- Professional development
- Individual enrichment
- Employer awareness
- Advancement opportunity
The examination is quite challenging. So are the CPA and Bar exams and becoming a Board Certified physician. Sitting for the exam takes commitment and dedication. That’s one reason it is considered so prestigious in our industry. For over 25 years, the exam has been the standard of excellence in patient accounting.
Qualification is for anyone who is a National AAHAM member, in good standing, for at least one year and has a minimum of four years’ health care experience can sit for the examination. Education can replace up to two years of experience.
AAHAM produces a study guide in 2 formats: a hard copy, and electronic. Indiana AAHAM offers coaching sessions at all their educational events as well as one-on-one.
For more information about becoming a certified member, contact the Certification Chairperson listed on this website.