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Courses with Option to Certify Online

Appeals

Appeals Management

Train & Certify Online as an Outpatient Clinical Appeals Specialist

Earn your COCASSM (Certified Outpatient Clinical Appeals Specialist) credential online. No classes to attend but you do have access to qualified, experienced instructors on-demand. Most experienced working in outpatient Patient Financial Services, Revenue Cycle Management, Accounts Receivables, Medical Coding and/or Billing complete this training in 6-8 weeks, but you have 12 weeks (and more time you can purchase) to complete the course and an addition 3 months to certify. Certification exam is taken safely online, timed at 3 hours, has 100 questions and scheduled with a professional remote Proctor.  

Tuition

Non-Members Pay $995

AIHC Members Pay $750

Auditing

Auditing for Compliance

Train with Option to Certify Online as a Healthcare Auditor

Earn your CHA (Certified Healthcare Auditor) credential online. No classes to attend.  Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 6 months. Experienced compliance officers and coding/billing auditors complete this training in 2-3 months.  If you need more than 6 months you can purchase a course extension for a small fee.  There is additional time after course completion to certify.  

Tuition

Non-Members Pay $1,500

AIHC Members Pay $995

Conducting Internal Investigations

Train with Option to Certify Online as an Internal Forensic Auditor

Earn your CIFHA (Certified Internal Forensic Healthcare Auditor) credential online.  No classes to attend. Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 6 months.  Those experienced in compliance and auditing complete this training in 2-3 months.  If you need more than 6 months you can purchase a course extension for a small fee.  There is additional time after course completion to certify.

Tuition

Non-Members Pay $1,500

AIHC Members Pay $995

Clinical Documentation for Medical Offices

Clinical Documentation Improvement

Train & Certify Online as a Medical Documentation Improvement Professional for the Medical Office Setting

Earn your CMDP (Certified Medical Documentation Professional) credential online.  No classes to attend. Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 3 months.  Most experienced Healthcare Administrators, Office Nurses, coders, professional auditors, and other individuals tasked with the responsibility of improving documentation standards for Medical Practices complete this training in 6-8 weeks.  If you need more time you can purchase extensions.  There is additional time after course completion to certify.  Certification Exams are 3 hours, 100 questions and scheduled with a professional Proctor.

Tuition

Non-Members Pay $995

AIHC Members Pay $750

Clinical Documentation Improvement - Exam Only

Certify as a Medical Documentation Improvement Professional for the Medical Office Setting

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Clinical Documentation Improvement Exam Only Option, a candidate is currently an experienced Healthcare Administrator, Office Nurse, coder, professional audit or other individual tasked with the responsibility of improving documentation standards for Medical Practices.

Exam Domains

There are three (3) Domains:

  • Medical Abbreviations, Terminology and Acronyms
  • Documentation for Encounters, Evaluation & Management
  • Documentation Compliance, Rules & Regulations

Exam Only Fee:  $495

Computerized Physician Order Entry

Computerized Physician Order Entry

Train & Certify Online as a Provider Order Entry Professional

Online Training and Certification for Unlicensed Medical Assistants in the Clinic or Outpatient Medical Office Setting


Earn your CPOEP (Certified Provider Order Entry Professional) credential online.  No classes to attend.  Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 3 months.  Most experienced medical assistant complete this training in 6-8 weeks.  You have additional time after course completion to certify.  Certification Exams are 3 hours, 100 questions and scheduled with a professional Proctor.

  • The Certified Provider Order Entry Professional (CPOEP) credential is designed for individuals who perform assistive services at their practice and have sufficient knowledge, experience, and training to properly handle any alerts that may appear when entering orders into the CPOE system.  To qualify to take the CPOEP Certification Exam, your staff members should have several years of experience as a medical assistant entering orders.

$495 Course Tuition Includes

  • Access to a Qualified Online Instructor If and When You Need Help: Available by request only.
  • Training Materials and Access to the Online Training Page.
  • Quizzes and Downloadable Information: Accessed through the online training page.
  • Order Entry for Diagnostic Tests eBook.
  • Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions: Ordered by the AIHC Office and shipped to you.
  • AIHC Membership for One (1) Year: This is available for first-time members only.
  • Mock Exam: This mock exam is one exam total that covers all four of the certification exam domains.
  • Two (2) Certification Exam Attempts, Provided the Exam is Taken Within Three (3) Months of Completing the Course: This includes one initial exam attempt and one exam retake.

Corporate Compliance

Corporate Compliance

Train with Option to Certify Online
Earn your OHCC (Officer of Healthcare Compliance, Certified) credential online. Updated to address 2021 Crisis Standards of Care, Updates to Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute. No classes to attend.  Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 3 months.  Those experienced in health care compliance and or auditing for compliance typically complete this training in 6-8 weeks.  If you need more time you can purchase extensions.  There is additional time after course completion to certify. Certification Exams are 3 hours, 100 questions and scheduled with a professional Proctor.

Tuition

Non-Members Pay $995

AIHC Members Pay $750

Corporate Compliance - Exam Only

Certify Online
Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Exam Only Option, a candidate should be an experienced health care consultant, C-Suite Executive or Board Member of a health care organization, Practice Administrator, Office Manager or a Compliance Officer.

Exam Domains

There are four (4) Domains:

  • Compliance Terms, Abbreviations, Acronyms and Definitions
  • Basics of Risk Management and Compliance
  • HIPAA, Safety, EMTALA and Compliance to Applicable Rules & Regulations
  • Knowledge of the OIG Compliance Guidances

Exam Fee:  $495

Corporate Compliance Camp

Tampa, Florida October 6-7, 2021 


Earn 18 AHIMA CEUs, 12 NASBA CPEs, & AIHC CEUs by attending this 2-day Live Training Event. This training camp is designed to train providers and health care professionals responsible for Corporate Compliance in a health care organization and those providing advice to health care organizations, such as Consultants, Medical Billing Companies and law firms.


Access to Immediate Resources Upon Registration: Upon registration you are given ready access to downloadable information such as Sample Compliance Director job descriptions; Access to the Compliance Resource Portal; Fraud & Abuse Compliance PDF, Updates to Stark & Physician Self-Referral and AKS Laws, Overview of HIPAA and Corporate Compliance and Abbreviations, Acronyms, Terms and Definitions to review prior to camp.


Camp Trainers:

Dr. Lilian Alevato, MD, CHA, OHCC, FAACM, PCMH-CCE

Joanne Byron, BS, LPN, CCA, CHA, CHCM, CHCO, CMDP, ICDCT-CM/PCS, OHCC.


Deadline to Register is September 6, 2021 (when the discounted sleeping room rate expires)

Final Deadline: October 1, 2021 (sleeping room discount not guaranteed after Sept 6th)


Tuition:

Non-Members Pay $825

AIHC Members Pay $695

HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance

Train & Certify Online as a HIPAA Compliance Officer

Earn your CHCO (Certified HIPAA Compliance Officer) credential online.  No classes to attend.  Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 3 months.  Most experienced HIPAA Privacy or Security Officers, IT Consultants, Practice Administrators, Office Managers, Compliance Officers Executives, and Administrators involved in developing and enforcing confidentiality, privacy and security as a Covered Entity or Business Associate complete this training in 6-8 weeks.  If you need more time you can purchase extensions.  There is additional time after course completion to certify.  Certification Exams are 3 hours, 100 questions and scheduled with a professional Proctor.

Tuition

Non-Members Pay $995 

AIHC Members Pay $750  

HIPAA Compliance - Exam Only

Certify as a HIPAA Compliance Officer
Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the HIPAA Privacy & Security Officer Exam Only Option, a candidate currently be an experienced HIPAA Privacy or Security Officer, IT Consultant, Practice Administrator, Office Manager, Compliance Officer or Healthcare Executive involved in developing and enforcing confidentiality, privacy and security as a Covered Entity or Business Associate.

Exam Domains

There are three (3) Domains:

  • Acronyms and Terms
  • Privacy Rules
  • Security Rules and Management of Risk

Exam Fee:  $495

HIPAA Compliance Camp

Las Vegas, Nevada October 26-27, 2021


Earn 12 NASBA CPEs, 18 AHIMA & AIHC CEUs by attending this 2-day Live Training Event. This training camp is designed to train providers and health care professionals responsible for HITECH, privacy and security in a health care facility. Joanne Byron, CEO of AIHC is your trainer and guest J. David Sims, CHITSP, CHMSP Security Expert & Managing Partner at Security First IT and co-host of the popular weekly podcast Help Me With HIPAA.


Access to Immediate Resources Upon Registration: Upon registration you are given ready access to downloadable information such as a Breach Notification Cheat Sheet; Reference Fact Sheets; COVID and HIPAA information; Model NOPP and BAA documents to customize; State Medical Records Laws; Security video links and information regarding mobile devices and HIPAA.


Deadline to Register is September 27, 2021 (when the discounted sleeping room rate expires)

Final Deadline: October 15, 2021 (sleeping room discount not guaranteed after Sept 27th)

Tuition: 

Non-Members Pay $825

AIHC Members Pay $695

ICD-10-CM Training

ICD-10-CM Train-the-Trainer - Exam Only

Certify as an ICD-10-CM Trainer

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Exam Only Option, a candidate is currently a medical coder with at least 5 years of diagnosis coding experience, expertise in medical terminology and etiology of disease


Exam Domains

There are three (3) Domains:

  • How to Teach Others
  • Diagnosis Coding Skills, Sequencing Guidelines
  • Understanding the Official Coding Guidelines

Exam Fee:  $495

Medicare Cost Report Specialist

Medicare Cost Report Camp

Nashville, Tennessee October 20-21, 2021


Earn 12 NASBA CPEs and 18 AIHC CEUs by attending this exciting fall 2021 live event. This 2-day training is for those with a basic knowledge of the preparation of Medicare cost reports, with some experience either gathering information for cost reports or actively preparing cost reports for an institutional healthcare organization. 


Access to Immediate Resources Upon Registration: Upon registration you are given ready access to downloadable information such as COVID and Cost Reporting, Overview of DSH, FAQ, e-Filing requirements, Documentation Requirements, Abbreviations & Terms, a sample cost report and view the Cost Report and Compliance Video.


Camp Trainers:

Scott Mertie, CHFP, FHFMA, CMPE, CCRS, CHCO, CIFHA  

Katie Reid, CPA, CHFP, CCRS, CHCO with KraftCPA.


Deadline to Register is October 1, 2021

Tuition: 

Non-Members Pay $825

AIHC Members Pay $695

Appeals

Appeals Management

Train & Certify Online as an Outpatient Clinical Appeals Specialist


Earn your COCASSM (Certified Outpatient Clinical Appeals Specialist) credential online. No classes to attend but you do have access to qualified, experienced instructors on-demand. Most experienced working in outpatient Patient Financial Services, Revenue Cycle Management, Accounts Receivables, Medical Coding and/or Billing complete this training in 6-8 weeks, but you have 12 weeks (and more time you can purchase) to complete the course and an addition 3 months to certify. Certification exam is taken safely online, timed at 3 hours, has 100 questions and scheduled with a professional remote Proctor.  

Tuition

Non-Members Pay $995

AIHC Members Pay $750

Auditing

Auditing for Compliance

Train with Option to Certify Online as a Healthcare Auditor

Earn your CHA (Certified Healthcare Auditor) credential online. No classes to attend.  Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 6 months. Experienced compliance officers and coding/billing auditors complete this training in 2-3 months.  If you need more than 6 months you can purchase a course extension for a small fee.  There is additional time after course completion to certify.  

Tuition

Non-Members Pay $1,500

AIHC Members Pay $995

Conducting Internal Investigations

Train with Option to Certify Online as an Internal Forensic Auditor

Earn your CIFHA (Certified Internal Forensic Healthcare Auditor) credential online.  No classes to attend. Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 6 months.  Those experienced in compliance and auditing complete this training in 2-3 months.  If you need more than 6 months you can purchase a course extension for a small fee.  There is additional time after course completion to certify.


Tuition

Non-Members Pay $1,500

AIHC Members Pay $995

Clinical Documentation for Medical Offices

Clinical Documentation Improvement

Train & Certify Online as a Medical Documentation Improvement Professional for the Medical Office Setting

Earn your CMDP (Certified Medical Documentation Professional) credential online.  No classes to attend. Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 3 months.  Most experienced Healthcare Administrators, Office Nurses, coders, professional auditors, and other individuals tasked with the responsibility of improving documentation standards for Medical Practices complete this training in 6-8 weeks.  If you need more time you can purchase extensions.  There is additional time after course completion to certify.  Certification Exams are 3 hours, 100 questions and scheduled with a professional Proctor.


Tuition

Non-Members Pay $995

AIHC Members Pay $750

Clinical Documentation Improvement

-Exam Only

Certify as a Medical Documentation Improvement Professional for the Medical Office Setting

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Clinical Documentation Improvement Exam Only Option, a candidate is currently an experienced Healthcare Administrator, Office Nurse, coder, professional audit or other individual tasked with the responsibility of improving documentation standards for Medical Practices.

Exam Domains

There are three (3) Domains:

  • Medical Abbreviations, Terminology and Acronyms
  • Documentation for Encounters, Evaluation & Management
  • Documentation Compliance, Rules & Regulations


Exam Only Fee:  $495

Computerized Physician Order Entry

Computerized Physician Order Entry

Train & Certify Online as a Provider Order Entry Professional

Online Training and Certification for Unlicensed Medical Assistants in the Clinic or Outpatient Medical Office Setting


Earn your CPOEP (Certified Provider Order Entry Professional) credential online.  No classes to attend.  Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 3 months.  Most experienced medical assistant complete this training in 6-8 weeks.  You have additional time after course completion to certify.  Certification Exams are 3 hours, 100 questions and scheduled with a professional Proctor.

  • The Certified Provider Order Entry Professional (CPOEP) credential is designed for individuals who perform assistive services at their practice and have sufficient knowledge, experience, and training to properly handle any alerts that may appear when entering orders into the CPOE system.  To qualify to take the CPOEP Certification Exam, your staff members should have several years of experience as a medical assistant entering orders.

$495 Course Tuition Includes

  • Access to a Qualified Online Instructor If and When You Need Help: Available by request only.
  • Training Materials and Access to the Online Training Page.
  • Quizzes and Downloadable Information: Accessed through the online training page.
  • Order Entry for Diagnostic Tests eBook.
  • Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions: Ordered by the AIHC Office and shipped to you.
  • AIHC Membership for One (1) Year: This is available for first-time members only.
  • Mock Exam: This mock exam is one exam total that covers all four of the certification exam domains.
  • Two (2) Certification Exam Attempts, Provided the Exam is Taken Within Three (3) Months of Completing the Course: This includes one initial exam attempt and one exam retake.

Computerized Physician Order Entry

Train & Certify Online as a Provider Order Entry Professional

Online Training and Certification for Unlicensed Medical Assistants in the Clinic or Outpatient Medical Office Setting.


Earn your CPOEP (Certified Provider Order Entry Professional) credential online.  No classes to attend.  Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 3 months.  Most experienced medical assistant complete this training in 6-8 weeks.  You have additional time after course completion to certify.  Certification Exams are 3 hours, 100 questions and scheduled with a professional Proctor.

  • The Certified Provider Order Entry Professional (CPOEP) credential is designed for individuals who perform assistive services at their practice and have sufficient knowledge, experience, and training to properly handle any alerts that may appear when entering orders into the CPOE system.  To qualify to take the CPOEP Certification Exam, your staff members should have several years of experience as a medical assistant entering orders.

$495 Course Tuition Includes

  • Access to a Qualified Online Instructor If and When You Need Help: Available by request only.
  • Training Materials and Access to the Online Training Page.
  • Quizzes and Downloadable Information: Accessed through the online training page.
  • Order Entry for Diagnostic Tests eBook.
  • Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions: Ordered by the AIHC Office and shipped to you.
  • AIHC Membership for One (1) Year: This is available for first-time members only.
  • Mock Exam: This mock exam is one exam total that covers all four of the certification exam domains.
  • Two (2) Certification Exam Attempts, Provided the Exam is Taken Within Three (3) Months of Completing the Course: This includes one initial exam attempt and one exam retake.

Corporate Compliance

Corporate Compliance

Train with Option to Certify Online


Earn your OHCC (Officer of Healthcare Compliance, Certified) credential online.

Updated to address 2021 Crisis Standards of Care, Updates to Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute. No classes to attend.  Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 3 months.  Those experienced in health care compliance and or auditing for compliance typically complete this training in 6-8 weeks.  If you need more time you can purchase extensions.  There is additional time after course completion to certify. Certification Exams are 3 hours, 100 questions and scheduled with a professional Proctor.

Tuition

Non-Members Pay $995

AIHC Members Pay $750

Corporate Compliance - Exam Only

Certify Online
Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Exam Only Option, a candidate should be an experienced health care consultant, C-Suite Executive or Board Member of a health care organization, Practice Administrator, Office Manager or a Compliance Officer.

Exam Domains

There are four (4) Domains:

  • Compliance Terms, Abbreviations, Acronyms and Definitions
  • Basics of Risk Management and Compliance
  • HIPAA, Safety, EMTALA and Compliance to Applicable Rules & Regulations
  • Knowledge of the OIG Compliance Guidance

Exam Fee:  $495

Corporate Compliance Camp

Tampa, Florida October 6-7, 2021 


Earn 18 AHIMA CEUs, 12 NASBA CPEs, & AIHC CEUs by attending this 2-day Live Training Event. This training camp is designed to train providers and health care professionals responsible for Corporate Compliance in a health care organization and those providing advice to health care organizations, such as Consultants, Medical Billing Companies and law firms.


Access to Immediate Resources Upon Registration: Upon registration you are given ready access to downloadable information such as Sample Compliance Director job descriptions; Access to the Compliance Resource Portal; Fraud & Abuse Compliance PDF, Updates to Stark & Physician Self-Referral and AKS Laws, Overview of HIPAA and Corporate Compliance and Abbreviations, Acronyms, Terms and Definitions to review prior to camp.


Camp Trainers:

Dr. Lilian Alevato, MD, CHA, OHCC, FAACM, PCMH-CCE


Joanne Byron, BS, LPN, CCA, CHA, CHCM, CHCO, CMDP, ICDCT-CM/PCS, OHCC.


DEADLINE to Register is September 6, 2021 (when the discounted sleeping room rate expires)

FINAL DEADLINE: October 1, 2021 (sleeping room discount not guaranteed after Sept 6th)


Tuition:

Non-Members Pay $825

AIHC Members Pay $695

HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance

Train & Certify Online as a HIPAA Compliance Officer


Earn your CHCO (Certified HIPAA Compliance Officer) credential online.  No classes to attend.  Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 3 months.  Most experienced HIPAA Privacy or Security Officers, IT Consultants, Practice Administrators, Office Managers, Compliance Officers Executives, and Administrators involved in developing and enforcing confidentiality, privacy and security as a Covered Entity or Business Associate complete this training in 6-8 weeks.  If you need more time you can purchase extensions.  There is additional time after course completion to certify.  Certification Exams are 3 hours, 100 questions and scheduled with a professional Proctor.

Tuition

Non-Members Pay $995 

AIHC Members Pay $750  

HIPAA Compliance

-Exam Only

Certify as a HIPAA Compliance Officer


Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the HIPAA Privacy & Security Officer Exam Only Option, a candidate currently be an experienced HIPAA Privacy or Security Officer, IT Consultant, Practice Administrator, Office Manager, Compliance Officer or Healthcare Executive involved in developing and enforcing confidentiality, privacy and security as a Covered Entity or Business Associate.

Exam Domains

There are three (3) Domains:

  • Acronyms and Terms
  • Privacy Rules
  • Security Rules and Management of Risk

Exam Fee:  $495

HIPAA Compliance Camp

Las Vegas, Nevada October 26-27, 2021


Earn 12 NASBA CPEs, 18 AHIMA & AIHC CEUs by attending this 2-day Live Training Event. This training camp is designed to train providers and health care professionals responsible for HITECH, privacy and security in a health care facility.


Joanne Byron, CEO of AIHC is your trainer and guest J. David Sims, CHITSP, CHMSP Security Expert & Managing Partner at Security First IT and co-host of the popular weekly podcast Help Me With HIPAA.


Access to Immediate Resources Upon Registration: Upon registration you are given ready access to downloadable information such as a Breach Notification Cheat Sheet; Reference Fact Sheets; COVID and HIPAA information; Model NOPP and BAA documents to customize; State Medical Records Laws; Security video links and information regarding mobile devices and HIPAA.


DEADLINE to Register is September 27, 2021 (when the discounted sleeping room rate expires)

FINAL DEADLINE: October 15, 2021 (sleeping room discount not guaranteed after Sept 27th)

Tuition: 

Non-Members Pay $825

AIHC Members Pay $695

ICD-10-CM Training

ICD-10-CM Train-the-Trainer

Mastering ICD-10-CM as a Trainer & Certify Online


Earn your ICDCT-CM (ICD-10-CM Certified Trainer) credential online.  No classes to attend.  Course materials are on-demand and available to you for 3 months. Those experienced in medical terminology, etiology of disease with a coding certification typically complete this training in 6-8 weeks.  If you need more time you can purchase extensions.  There is additional time after course completion to certify.  Certification Exams are 3 hours, 100 questions and scheduled with a professional Proctor.

Tuition

Non-Members Pay $995

AIHC Members Pay $750

Medicare Cost Report Specialist

Medicare Cost Report Camp

Nashville, Tennessee October 20-21, 2021


Earn 12 NASBA CPEs and 18 AIHC CEUs by attending this exciting fall 2021 live event. This 2-day training is for those with a basic knowledge of the preparation of Medicare cost reports, with some experience either gathering information for cost reports or actively preparing cost reports for an institutional healthcare organization. 


Access to Immediate Resources Upon Registration: Upon registration you are given ready access to downloadable information such as COVID and Cost Reporting, Overview of DSH, FAQ, e-Filing requirements, Documentation Requirements, Abbreviations & Terms, a sample cost report and view the Cost Report and Compliance Video.


Camp Trainers:

Scott Mertie, CHFP, FHFMA, CMPE, CCRS, CHCO, CIFHA  


Katie Reid, CPA, CHFP, CCRS, CHCO with KraftCPA.


DEADLINE to Register is October 1, 2021

Tuition: 

Non-Members Pay $825

AIHC Members Pay $695