Northeast Pennsylvania AAHAM Chapter 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. Listed below are the AAHAM Certification options:

Certified Revenue Cycle Executive (CRCE)

Certified Revenue Cycle Professional (CRCP)

Certified Revenue Integrity Professional (CRIP)

Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist  (CRCS)

Certified Compliance Technician (CCT)

 

Certified Revenue Cycle Executive (CRCE-I or CRCE-P)

This exam is intended for all senior/executive leaders in the revenue cycle industry, to help equip you 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.

The Executive Revenue Cycle 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.
In the healthcare revenue cycle industry, the Executive Revenue Cycle Certification is comparable to earning a CPA or passing the bar exam. Both designate mastery of the art of revenue cycle management, the CRCE-I for those who work in an institutional (hospital, health system) setting, and the CRCE-P for those in a professional (clinic, physician) setting.

The exam is given four times a year: February, May, August, and November. The sections for the CRCE exam are:

CRCE-I Sections

 

CRCE-P Sections

                                                               

1. Patient Access

 

1. Front Desk

 

2. Billing

 

2. Billing

 

3. Credit/Collections

 

3. Credit/Collections

 

4. Revenue Cycle Management

 

4. Revenue Cycle Management

 

 

Certified Revenue Cycle Professional (CRCP-I or CRCP-P)

This exam is intended for all supervisors and managers in the revenue cycle industry, to help equip you to effectively manage key aspects of the revenue cycle. This certification requires in-depth knowledge functional areas including registration (front desk), billing, credit & collections and revenue cycle management.
 
The Professional Revenue Cycle Certification validates the knowledge and skills possessed by a competent mid-level revenue cycle supervisor or manager. 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.

Although Professional Certification is not a pre-requisite for Executive level certification, it is designed as a rung on the AAHAM certification ladder to Executive certification for those interested in pursuing the next level in their career path.

The exam is given four times a year: February, May, August, and November. The sections for the CRCP exam are:

 

CRCP-I Sections

 

CRCP-P Sections

                                                              

 

1. Patient Access

 

1. Front Desk

 

 

2. Billing

 

2. Billing

 

 

3. Credit/Collections

 

3. Credit/Collections

 

 

4. Revenue Cycle Management

 

4. Revenue Cycle Management

 

 

Certified Revenue Integrity Professional (CRIP)

The Certified Revenue Integrity Professional (CRIP) exam 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.

The exams are held four times a year; February, May, August and November.


CRIP Exam Focus Areas

1. Overall Review of Charge Capture
2. Ancillary Services
3. Surgical Services and Procedures
4. Recurring Outpatients and Clinical Services

 

Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist (CRCS-I or CRCS-P)

This exam is intended for revenue cycle staff with responsibilities in patient access, billing, account resolution, denial management, collections, cash posting, customer service, and self-pay collections. The exam focuses on knowledge required in revenue cycle functional areas including registration (front desk), billing, and credit & collections.

The exam is given four times a year: February, May, August, and November. The sections for the CRCS exam are:

 

CRCS-I Sections

 

CRCS-P Sections

                                                                                     

 

1. Patient Access

 

1. Front Desk

 

 

2. Billing

 

2. Billing

 

 

3. Credit & Collections

 

3. Credit & Collections

 

 

Certified Compliance Technician (CCT)

This exam is intended for all revenue cycle staff who must meet employers’ annual compliance training requirements. In today’s healthcare environment, compliance is of the utmost importance. Regardless of what role you have in the revenue cycle, understanding compliance is a necessity.

The exam is given four times a year: February, May, August, and November. The CRCS exam focuses on these areas:

  • The seven elements of a healthcare compliance plan
  • Agencies that oversee healthcare compliance
  • Knowledge of the Office of Inspector General compliance recommendations
  • Non-compliance penalties

 

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Certification Schedule

  • December 15, 2015 - Registration deadline for Exams March 14 - 25, 2016
  • April 15, 2016 - Registration deadline for Exams July 11 - 22, 2016
  • August 15, 2016 - Registration deadline for Exams November 7 - 18, 2016
  • December 15, 2016 - Registration deadline for Exams March 2017

 

For more information on AAHAM Certification, please contact our certification chairperson