Association for Integrity in Health Care Documentation
The Association for Integrity in Health Care Documentation (AIHCD®) is an organization of professionals who are impacted directly and indirectly by changes that are occurring today in health care reform, specifically, the changes that are generated or communicated through the documentation within the medical record. AIHCD® is comprised of physicians, physician advisors, nurses, case managers, HIMs, clinical documentation integrity specialists, compliance officers and coders, as well as health care attorneys and revenue cycle specialists working towards health care communication betterment for all.
Membership in AIHCD® offers health care professionals the opportunity to rise above their peers by increasing their knowledge of medical cost recovery efforts and teaches members how to take that knowledge back to their team and implement a positive change within their institutions. Not only does this make them an essential part of the team, but it also makes them a vital part of the hospital’s overall success.
The AIHCD certification is just the beginning of a new path in your career. It is your responsibility to maintain up-to-date continuing education to keep your credential active. Twenty (20) continuing education credits need to be earned in each two (2) year cycle.
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BENEFITS FOR DOCTORS AND STAFF
Although there are other organizations that teach clinical documentation in the United States, the AIHCD® program is unique. We take a multi-disciplinary approach. Every member of the health care team needs to speak the same language and it begins with doctors. We believe that sometimes it takes a doctor to teach a doctor and that is why AIHCD® uses physicians to conduct and/or oversee all of our training programs.
THE AIHCD® CERTIFICATION INSTITUTES
AIHCD® adopts and encompasses a broader, more comprehensive educational program that is not limited to coding. We currently offer 3 Certification Institutes:
- Physician Advisor Clinical Documentation Improvement & Integrity (PAC-CDI®)
- Clinical Documentation Improvement & Integrity (C-CDI®)
- Denials & Appeals Management (C-DAM®)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)Approved Courses*
Each module has been approved for (1) continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or the program sponsor.
AIHCD®’s mission is to be the leader and advocate in efforts to improve the quality and compliance of documented healthcare information. Through collaboration among healthcare professionals, we strive to achieve improvement of healthcare delivery using communication and educational resources along with components of practical application.