The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) Announces Name Changes to World Famous Certifications

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The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) announced at their annual conference, the renaming of their renowned certifications.

The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) announces name changes to world famous certifications.

The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) announced at their annual conference, the renaming of their renowned certifications. These new names are designed to more accurately reflect current job and industry titles and reinforce the association’s growth and continued focus on healthcare revenue cycle professionals.

“By updating the titles, AAHAM designations now accurately reflect the scope of knowledge and skills required to secure these prestigious certifications,” said AAHAM President, Christine Stottlemyer, CRCE-I.

A focused branding campaign kicked off at the conference to provide information and dissemination of the new names. The new branding program will unify the AAHAM certification brand across all products and platforms to reinforce their presence in the healthcare community.

The new names are:
Certified Revenue Cycle Executive-Institutional (CRCE-I) formerly known as the Certified Patient Account Manager (CPAM)
Certified Revenue Cycle Executive-Professional (CRCE-P) formerly known as the Certified Clinic Account Manager (CCAM)
Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Institutional (CRCS-I) formerly known as the Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional (CRCS-P) formerly known as the Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)

A new mid-level certification was also announced, the CRCP, Certified Revenue Cycle Professional. This new exam is designed for mid-level managers and tests the participant’s knowledge of the revenue cycle. With the addition of this new certification, AAHAM now offers a complete career ladder, beginning with the CRCS and culminating with the CRCE.

For more information regarding AAHAM and its programs, please visit http://www.aaham.org or contact AAHAM, 703.281.4043.

About AAHAM
The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) is a national professional association of thirty-one chapters and over 3000 healthcare patient financial services professionals from hospitals, clinics, billing offices, allied vendors, physicians and multi physician groups. AAHAM members direct the activities of the thousands of people who are employed in the healthcare industry.

AAHAM is the preeminent professional organization for revenue cycle professionals and is known for its prestigious certification and educational programs; professional development of its members is one of the primary goals of the association. AAHAM is also recognized for its quarterly journal, The Journal of Healthcare Administrative Management and its Annual National Institute, held each fall. AAHAM actively represents the interests of its members through a comprehensive program of legislative and regulatory monitoring and participation in industry groups such as WEDI, ASC X12, NUBC and NUCC.

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