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Value of In-Person Exam Preparation Workshops in Obtaining an AHIMA Credential

Author: Noblin, Alice; Walden, Amanda; Safian, Shelly C

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: 2015


Abstract


The purpose of this study was to gauge the test-taking success of people who attended RHIA, RHIT, CCS, and CCS-P exam preparation workshops. Information available from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Newly Credentialed Professionals website....

User's Guide to AHIMA Coding Credentials

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2002


This year, AHIMA introduces a new coding credential—the Certified Coding Associate (CCA). The credential is different from AHIMA’s other coding credentials—the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and the Certified Coding Specialist—Physician-based (CCS-P)—in some importan....

Tips for Breaking into the Health Information Management Industry - Retired

Author: Camp, Michelle; Comfort, Angie; Endicott, Melanie; Howard, Artis; Kozee, Renee; Munive, Roberta; Novelli, Staci

Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2014


Whether it is a first job or a career change, finding that first health information management (HIM) job following graduation is one of the biggest challenges that new graduates face. While some may find that breaking into the HIM industry takes time and persistence, it is a career choice that....

Suggested Readings

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA bibliography

Publication Date: January 11, 2001


The following list of commonly used textbooks in health information management educational programs is provided as a courtesy for exam candidates. It is not meant to be a comprehensive listing of available HIM textbooks nor it is a comprehensive listing of references used for the RHIA or RHIT e....

Student Recruitment

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Talking Points

Publication Date: November 01, 2003


AHIMA has developed Talking Points on the issue of student recruitment for use in helping members and staff communicate key messages on issues of importance to the field of health information management. We encourage you to use this document when preparing a group presentation, writing an arti....

Show Me the Data

Author: Taylor, Lisa Brooks

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2013



With the establishment of the National Quality Forum's National Quality Strategy, which sets the direction for achieving better, affordable care and healthier people and communities, providers, payers, and patients are seeing a shift in payment methodologies from volume-based to value-base....

Setting Our Sights Vision 2006 Yields An Action Plan

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: January 1998


Thoughtful analysis. Decisive strategies. Critical action. In this most compact form, these three phrases describe Vision 2006, the AHIMA strategy to move the health information management (HIM) profession into the future.
Vision 2006 was created in 1996 during a strategic planning sessio....

Sequencing of AHIMA Credentials and Academic Degrees

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: January 02, 2012


After decision of the committee to award the designation of Fellow of the American Health Information management Association (FAHIMA) to an applicant, the applicant will be authorized to use the credential "FAHIMA" after her or his name.

AHIMA suggests using the following guidelines....

RHIT Competencies

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 2001

These RHIT domains are made available for historical purposes only.

RHIA/RHIT Core Content Requirements

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1994

RHIA/RHIT Core Content Requirements

In October 1994, AHIMA's House of Delegates ratified the Council on Certification's recommendation for new continuing education requirements for maintenance of certification. The CE maintenance requirements are:
Fifty percent of the required contin....

Proposed Privacy Credential Opens New Opportunities

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: March 2002


Six years ago, AHIMA's Vision 2006 described information privacy and security management as two emerging new roles for HIM professionals. Today, as increasing numbers of AHIMA members move into the roles of privacy or security officer, the vision has become a reality--and it's time for the Asso....

Power of Data Analytics is Within Reach

Author: Birnbaum, Cassi L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2015



Data are the lifeblood of our healthcare ecosystem, with the potential of enabling organizations to improve care, manage chronically ill patients, lower costs, achieve compliance, support research, increase patient safety, and meet operational and strategic initiatives. Although health inf....

Name Game: Updating Our Credential Titles

Author: Dixon-Lee, Claire

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 1999


In October, the 1999 AHIMA House of Delegates will consider a proposal to officially change the name of two AHIMA credentials. The proposal is the result of several years of analysis, member input, and review of more than 1000 potential certification titles, as well as the work of cons....

Journal Q&A (5/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: May 02, 2000

Q: Does the Joint Commission require an RHIT or RHIA to be employed in a hospital's HIM department?
A: The Joint Commission does not specifically require that a RHIT or an RHIA be employed in the HIM department. However, in the Accreditation Manual for Hospitals, standard IM.4 require....

Help! I am Encoder-Dependent!

Author: Horn, Kelli

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: March 2014



Many coders in the workforce preparing to take their CCS examination acknowledge that they are dependent on encoders. While this is beneficial in performing daily job duties, it can be a hindrance to successfully passing the examination. The four-hour examination requires that exam-takers....

Growth in the Clinical Documentation Specialist Profession

Author: Barnhouse, Torrey; Rudman, William J.

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: July 2013


Abstract


As healthcare reform and technology further define the role and work expectations of the health information management professional, the need for clinical documentation specialists (CDSs) is likely to expand. This article examines the current and potential growth of the C....

Global Trends in Health Information and Records Management Education: A Basic Certificate/Diploma Program in the Philippines

Author: Palapal, Lourdes L.

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Introduction

What's in this session for me, the participant?

This session can create awareness of developing countries' potential for market expansion.
Academic institutions can enhance their HIM curriculum if they compare notes with the ICE-HP of the DLSU-HSC on how the....

Gain an Edge with Early Testing for RHIA, RHIT Exams

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: October 2009

Early testing allows the candidate the optimal window of opportunity for exam participation—to attempt the exam when the candidate is best prepared. The earlier a student tests after graduation, the better they are likely to perform on their respective exam.

Earning HIM Cred: the CHDA Credential

Author: Butler, Mary

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: April 2015




As health information management (HIM) professionals find themselves constantly inundated with more data, they will need to update their skills to stay on top of it. And one of the best ways to do just that is by earning AHIMA’s Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) credential.

Critical Expeditions

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2001


With the action items of Vision 2006 largely met and the image marketing campaign well underway, the Association is poised to undertake its next strategic venture—expeditions.

Through a series of critical expeditions, AHIMA will explore new ground for the HIM profession—from....

Coders Wanted, Experience Required

Author: Scichilone, Rita A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2006


A recent AHIMA survey confirms a critical need for qualified clinical coding professionals. It also reveals the high value employers place on experience and credentials.

Opportunities abound for skilled coders throughout the US-particularly in the Southwest-but candidates need demon....

Clinical Coding: Part of the HIM Mosaic

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2003


Many in healthcare today understand coding only in the context of billing, not recognizing that the very same coded data are used for important healthcare operations, policy, epidemiology, and many other uses. For 75 years, AHIMA has been the professional forum to advance the quality of health....

Choosing the Right Coding Credential

Author: Buck, Stacie L

Source: AHIMA community resource

Publication Date: January 02, 2007


As the demand for qualified coders has increased, so has the number of coding programs and coding certifications available to coding professionals seeking to demonstrate their coding proficiency. The business of offering credentials is indeed a lucrative one with many organizations competing....

Certified I10-Ready

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2011




To build up competencies in the new code set, AHIMA-credentialed professionals must add ICD-10-CM/PCS continuing education to their credential maintenance through 2013.

The impending coding classification system change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is the talk of health information....

Certification Connection Winter 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2014

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

Certification Connection Summer 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2014

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

Certification Connection Summer 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2013

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

Certification Connection Spring 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: April 2014

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

Certification Connection Fall 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2014

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

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