the National Quality Forum’s priorities,
the transition to e-Measures, the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS, and the role
of quality measures in meaningful use
and value-based purchasing.
Attendees receive two AHIMA CEUs.
Visit www.ahimastore.org to register.
Presented with the support of 3M.
Pharmaceutical Terminologies: An Over-
view of RxNorm
This new online course provides an
overview of RxNorm, including its principles, structure, purpose, usage, and
impact relative to the EHR. After taking
this course, you will be current on the
RxNorm vocabulary standard required
to meet stage 1 of meaningful use.
For more information, visit www.ahimastore.org.
Free Voucher for HIT Pro Exam
Prepare now for the jobs needed for
the EHR transition. The HIT Pro exams
test the competency of the health IT
workforce. Visit www.hitproexams.org
to learn more about the exams.
AHIMA’s Leadership Academy
Designed by AHIMA and FranklinCov-ey, AHIMA’s Leadership Academy is a
customized webinar series for those
pursuing professional excellence. The
webinars are available on demand and
will help you create a trusted environment that works and will provide actionable principles for demonstrating
leadership in an era of rapid change.
The series features world-class presenters, HIM experts, and AHIMA Fellows, and includes:
x Four Imperatives of Great Leaders:
Achieving Results in HIM
x Clarifying Your Team’s Purpose
x Unleashing Talent in Health Infor-
x How Great Leaders Inspire Trust
Learn more and register at www.ahi-
Immediate Scoring Now Available on CCA
Are you planning to sit for the CCA
exam? The exam relaunched July 7
with immediate scoring. In addition,
candidates must now bring the correct
2011 codebooks to the exam. Candidates who arrive at the test center with
incorrect codebooks will forfeit their
For more information, visit www.ahi-ma.org/certification/cca.aspx. ¢
ICD- 10 CEU Requirements for AHIMA Certified Professionals
AHIMA CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS are required by the
Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) to participate in a predetermined number of mandatory baseline educational experiences specific to ICD-10-CM/PCS. These ICD-10-specific
CEUs are not additional CEUs, but count as part of each
certificant’s regular, total CEU requirements.
Required ICD- 10 CEU(s) are as follows: CHPS– 1; CHDA–
6; RHIT– 6; RHIA– 6; CCS-P– 12; CCS– 18; CCA– 18. Certificants holding more than one AHIMA credential report only
the highest number of CEUs from among all credentials
held. Certificants can earn ICD-10-specific CEUs from
January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2013. Certificants are
encouraged to tailor their education specifically to their job.
For further role-based information, visit www.ahima.org/
Frequently Asked Questions
Will these requirements apply to all AHIMA certificants?
Yes, all current AHIMA certificants are required to comply
with this mandatory CEU policy.
Why are there different requirements for different AHI-
The credential-specific requirements primarily reflect the
competencies associated with the credential.
If I attended an AHIMA Training Academy for ICD- 10 in
2009 or 2010, will those CEUs meet the requirement?
Yes, CCHIIM recognizes CEUs awarded to participants of
all AHIMA Academies for ICD- 10.
Are there stricter guidelines for the ICD-10-CM CEUs
than for my normal CEU requirements for my
No, as with all CEU requirements, you may refer to the ba-
sic HIM domains described in the Recertification Guide,
which can be found at www.ahima.org/certification/recer-
Will there be any specific mandated activities?
No, you may use your judgment to choose activities that
best support your current job duties.