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Session 302: AAHAM Coaching
October 3, 2014
Linda Klapperich and Alene Meidl
Overview of AAHAM Certification
AAHAM certification options include:
Certified Revenue Cycle Executive (CRCE)
Certified Revenue Cycle Professional (CRCP)
Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist (CRCS)
Certified Compliance Technician (CCT)
Certified Revenue Cycle Executive (CRCE)
• Executive Certification is an extensive online proctored 8-hour exam.
• Includes patient access, billing, credit/collections and revenue cycle management.
• Four sections containing multiple-choice, true/false, fill in the blank, short
answer, essay and quantitative questions.
• Each section is graded separately, and each of the four (4) sections must be
passed with a score of 70% or greater in order to earn the certification.
• 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.
• Full exam costs $299, each section $50, dual certification available $239.
Certified Revenue Cycle Professional (CRCP)
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Professional Certification is an online proctored 4-hour exam.
Includes patient access, billing, credit/collections and revenue cycle management.
Exam is comprised of 4 sections of true/false and multiple-choice questions.
Each of the four (4) sections must be passed with a score of 70% or greater.
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.
• Full exam costs $199, each section $50, dual certification available $160.
Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist (CRCS)
• Specialist certification is an online proctored 2-hour exam.
• 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.
• Exam includes relevant regulations and acronyms
• Three multiple-choice sections; passing score of 70% for each for certification.
• 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.
• Full exam costs $100, each section $50, dual certification available $80.
Certified Revenue Certified Compliance Technician (CCT)
• Compliance certification is an online proctored 90-minute exam
• Focus areas include: 1) The seven elements of a healthcare compliance plan,
2) Agencies that oversee healthcare compliance, 3) Knowledge of the Office of
Inspector General compliance recommendations, 4) Non-compliance penalties
• Grading is immediate upon completion of the exam. All areas of the CCT exam
are graded together; the exam must be passed with a score of 70% or greater.
• Intended to meet the annual employee compliance training requirements and
to support individuals with professional compliance responsibilities in both
institutional and professional settings.
• Cost for CCT exam is $100.
Certification Schedule:
September 2, 2014 - Deadline for November 2014 Exam Period
(November 10-21, 2014)
December 1, 2014 - Deadline for February 2015 Exam Period
May 2015 Exam Period and Registration Deadline - TBA
August 2015 Exam Period and Registration Deadline - TBA
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 influential peers who share your certification designation
* Continuing to expand your skills and expertise through continuing education
TIME TO PLAY:
Tips for studying & testing:
• Utilize the study guide provided & resources available
• Develop flash cards and buddy system for studying
• Schedule regular time to studying
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http://promise.dpw.state.pa.us/UB04_LTC/upload/02_UB04_formlocator.htm
• When testing, use time wisely
• Answer all questions, do not leave blank
Contacts:
Linda Klapperich, CRCE-I, Certification Chair
[email protected]
(715) 644-6119
Alene Meidl, PCS, CRCS-I
[email protected]
(920) 682-0311

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