Health Information Management

News: AHIMA releases recertification guidelines for ICD-10

CDI Strategies, December 9, 2010

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The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) recently announced ICD-10 recertification requirements for individuals certified by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). 

In the document, “ICD-10 CE Requirements for AHIMA Certified Professionals & FAQs,” the CCHIIM commission says AHIMA Certified Professionals need to participate in mandatory baseline educational experiences specific to ICD-10-CM/PCS, which will count toward the total CEU requirements for the purpose of recertification.
 
CCHIIM lists the total number of ICD-10-CM/PCS CEUs required by AHIMA per credential as:
  • CHPS – 1CEU
  • CHDA – 6 CEUs
  • RHIT – 6 CEUs
  • RHIA – 6 CEUs
  • CCS-P – 12 CEUs
  • CCS – 18 CEUs
  • CCA – 18 CEUs
*6 CEUs equals one day of training
 
Those with more than one AHIMA credential only need to report the highest number of CEUs obtained. Professionals can begin earning ICD-10-CM/PCS specific CEUs starting  January 1, 2011 and anyone who previously completed AHIMA’s Academy for ICD-10 can use those CEUs to fulfill the ICD -10-CM/PCS CE requirement.
 
Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on ICD-10 Trainer.



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