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AHIMA CEU Policy

CEU Requirements

http://www.ahima.org/certification/Recertification

In order to re-certify through AHIMA, credentialed individuals are required to comply with the following continuing education standards as set forth by the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM).

NOTE: At this time, we are only AAPC approved for CEU’s. CCO does not pay AHIMA to get our CEUs pre-approved. However, some attendees of our webinars have told us that AHIMA did accept our CEUs if they asked. CCO cannot guarantee that AHIMA will do this. We suggest that you contact Medical Association of Billers (MAB) and AHIMA & ask them whether you can use the CCO Q&A Webinar CEUs towards their CEU requirements. Only they have the authority to decide on what CEUs they will accept for their organization.

Qualifying Continuing Education Activities and Calculation of CEUs Continuing Education (CE) Content CEUs must be earned within your recertification cycle and must be relevant to the HIIM field as presented in the HIIM domains to be eligible for CE credit. Eighty (80) percent of all CEUs must be earned within the HIIM domain (see Appendix A). The remaining twenty (20) percent can include participation in CE activities on topics not relevant to HIIM.

Calculation of CEUs Calculation of CEUs is based upon clock hours. One (1) CEU is given for each 60 minutes of attendance or participation that is fixed in length. Fractional parts of an hour less than 45 minutes in duration will not be considered a full hour credit. For example, a program that is 2 1/2 hours long is equivalent to two CEUs.

CE Activities 1. Participation in educational programs on topics relevant to HIIM.

a. Educational portions of AHIMA meetings (national convention, state, local, or regional meetings)— one (1) CEU for each 60 minutes of participation

b. Educational portions of programs of allied health and other relevant professional associations—one (1) CEU for each 60 minutes of participation

c. Educational portions of programs sponsored by organizations or vendors on topics that maintain, update, or enlarge knowledge and skills relevant to the HIIM profession—one (1) CEU for each 60 minutes of participation

d. Telecommunications and teles

ICD-10 CEU Requirements

ICD-10 CEU Requirement Extension Update: The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) has approved an extension of the date by which ICD-10 CEUs can be earned. The new deadline to earn and record the required number of ICD-10 CEUs is March 31, 2016. As the original policy requires, affected credential(s) will be placed in “inactive” status following your original deadline – December 31, 2015 or January 31, 2016. During the inactive period, individuals may earn and record additional ICD-10 CEUs in order to satisfy the requirement. Please view the Extension notification for further details.

Please view the ICD-10 CEU policy here. If you have additional questions, please also review the FAQ document and video below.

The ICD-10 reporting tool is where ICD-10 CEUs should be recorded if you are not able to enter them into the CEU Center for any reason.

https://vimeo.com/144557605

This short five-minute video provides information about AHIMA’s ICD-10 continuing education unit (CEU) certification requirements and addresses the CCHIIM ICD-10 CEU Policy, how many ICD-10 CEUs are required to record, how to view CEUs reported in past recertification cycles, and what resources count toward ICD-10 CEU credit.

Recertification Checklist:

  1. Obtain the required number of CEUs during your recertification cycle.
  2. Complete your mandatory annual coding self-reviews (self-assessments), if applicable.
  3. Participate in accepted and qualified CEU activities.
  4. Report your CEUs on time.
  5. Document your CEU activity for auditing.
  6. Ensure your recertification fee is paid.

CEU Requirements for Single Credential

Here are the number of CEUs you must earn for a single credential:

  • RHIA, CHPS, CHDA, CDIP – 30 CEUs
  • RHIT, CHTS-CP, CHTS-PW, CHTS-IM, CHTS-IS, CHTS-TS, CHTS-TR – 20 CEUs
  • CCA, CCS, CCS-P – 20 CEUs, including two mandatory annual coding self-reviews**
  • Physician Coding Specialist (PCS) – 20 CEUs, including two mandatory annual coding self-reviews**
  • Certified in Healthcare Privacy (CHP)* – 30 CEUs
  • Certified in Healthcare Security (CHS)* – 30 CEUs

* AHIMA no longer offers these certification exams.

** Each mandatory annual coding self-review is worth five (5) CEUs toward the total CEU requirement of a coding credential.

CEU Requirements for Multiple Credentials

If you have more than one AHIMA credential, you must earn ten (10) additional CEUs per credential during your two-year recertification cycle. These CEUs may not be duplicated or used for more than one credential.

Here are the required number of CEUs for multiple credentials:

  • CCS and CCS-P – 30 (20 + 10)
  • RHIA with CCS and CCS-P – 50 (30 + 10 + 10)
  • RHIA with CHPS – 40 (30 + 10)
  • RHIA with CHDA – 40 (30 + 10)
  • RHIA with CDIP – 40 (30 + 10)
  • RHIT with CCS and CCS-P – 40 (20 + 10 + 10)

If you have any questions, please contact Helpdesk.

CEU Requirements

http://www.ahima.org/certification/Recertification

In order to re-certify through AHIMA, credentialed individuals are required to comply with the following continuing education standards as set forth by the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM).

NOTE: At this time, we are only AAPC approved for CEU's. CCO does not pay AHIMA to get our CEUs pre-approved. However, some attendees of our webinars have told us that AHIMA did accept our CEUs if they asked. CCO cannot guarantee that AHIMA will do this. We suggest that you contact Medical Association of Billers (MAB) and AHIMA & ask them whether you can use the CCO Q&A Webinar CEUs towards their CEU requirements. Only they have the authority to decide on what CEUs they will accept for their organization.

Qualifying Continuing Education Activities and Calculation of CEUs Continuing Education (CE) Content CEUs must be earned within your recertification cycle and must be relevant to the HIIM field as presented in the HIIM domains to be eligible for CE credit. Eighty (80) percent of all CEUs must be earned within the HIIM domain (see Appendix A). The remaining twenty (20) percent can include participation in CE activities on topics not relevant to HIIM.

Calculation of CEUs Calculation of CEUs is based upon clock hours. One (1) CEU is given for each 60 minutes of attendance or participation that is fixed in length. Fractional parts of an hour less than 45 minutes in duration will not be considered a full hour credit. For example, a program that is 2 1/2 hours long is equivalent to two CEUs.

CE Activities 1. Participation in educational programs on topics relevant to HIIM.

a. Educational portions of AHIMA meetings (national convention, state, local, or regional meetings)— one (1) CEU for each 60 minutes of participation

b. Educational portions of programs of allied health and other relevant professional associations—one (1) CEU for each 60 minutes of participation

c. Educational portions of programs sponsored by organizations or vendors on topics that maintain, update, or enlarge knowledge and skills relevant to the HIIM profession—one (1) CEU for each 60 minutes of participation

d. Telecommunications and teles

ICD-10 CEU Requirements

ICD-10 CEU Requirement Extension Update: The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) has approved an extension of the date by which ICD-10 CEUs can be earned. The new deadline to earn and record the required number of ICD-10 CEUs is March 31, 2016. As the original policy requires, affected credential(s) will be placed in “inactive” status following your original deadline - December 31, 2015 or January 31, 2016. During the inactive period, individuals may earn and record additional ICD-10 CEUs in order to satisfy the requirement. Please view the Extension notification for further details.

Please view the ICD-10 CEU policy here. If you have additional questions, please also review the FAQ document and video below.

The ICD-10 reporting tool is where ICD-10 CEUs should be recorded if you are not able to enter them into the CEU Center for any reason.

https://vimeo.com/144557605

This short five-minute video provides information about AHIMA’s ICD-10 continuing education unit (CEU) certification requirements and addresses the CCHIIM ICD-10 CEU Policy, how many ICD-10 CEUs are required to record, how to view CEUs reported in past recertification cycles, and what resources count toward ICD-10 CEU credit.

Recertification Checklist:

  1. Obtain the required number of CEUs during your recertification cycle.
  2. Complete your mandatory annual coding self-reviews (self-assessments), if applicable.
  3. Participate in accepted and qualified CEU activities.
  4. Report your CEUs on time.
  5. Document your CEU activity for auditing.
  6. Ensure your recertification fee is paid.

CEU Requirements for Single Credential

Here are the number of CEUs you must earn for a single credential:

  • RHIA, CHPS, CHDA, CDIP - 30 CEUs
  • RHIT, CHTS-CP, CHTS-PW, CHTS-IM, CHTS-IS, CHTS-TS, CHTS-TR - 20 CEUs
  • CCA, CCS, CCS-P - 20 CEUs, including two mandatory annual coding self-reviews**
  • Physician Coding Specialist (PCS) - 20 CEUs, including two mandatory annual coding self-reviews**
  • Certified in Healthcare Privacy (CHP)* - 30 CEUs
  • Certified in Healthcare Security (CHS)* - 30 CEUs

* AHIMA no longer offers these certification exams.

** Each mandatory annual coding self-review is worth five (5) CEUs toward the total CEU requirement of a coding credential.

CEU Requirements for Multiple Credentials

If you have more than one AHIMA credential, you must earn ten (10) additional CEUs per credential during your two-year recertification cycle. These CEUs may not be duplicated or used for more than one credential.

Here are the required number of CEUs for multiple credentials:

  • CCS and CCS-P - 30 (20 + 10)
  • RHIA with CCS and CCS-P - 50 (30 + 10 + 10)
  • RHIA with CHPS - 40 (30 + 10)
  • RHIA with CHDA - 40 (30 + 10)
  • RHIA with CDIP - 40 (30 + 10)
  • RHIT with CCS and CCS-P - 40 (20 + 10 + 10)

If you have any questions, please contact Helpdesk.

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