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AHIMA Trainer Academy for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS
At this dynamic training program, coding professionals can become proficient in the ICD-10-CM or ICD-10-CM/PCS coding systems while preparing to train others. Upon completion of both the online self-paced prerequisite courses and the in-person workshop, attendees may take an assessment to earn an AHIMA Trainer Certificate.
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AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers
For in-depth training and education on ICD-10-CM/PCS, an expert trainer can help. AHIMA developed a program for approving trainers who meet specific standards and fulfill rigorous requirements. AHIMA-approved trainers can guide coding professionals in becoming proficient in ICD-10-CM/PCS coding systems.
Prerequisites for participating in the Academy include three years of direct experience assigning ICD-9-CM codes, plus training or teaching experience. Trainers are required to complete an advanced program that includes two online courses and three days of face-to-face training. After successful completion of both the online and face-to-face training, attendees must complete an assessment in order to receive an AHIMA Trainer Certificate.
Please note this is not a certification or credential.
AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassador Program
The Ambassador Program is a support program for AHIMA approved ICD-10 trainers. To become an Ambassador you must have attended an AHIMA Train the Trainer Academy and pass the End of Learning Assessment.
Program benefits include:
- Program CEU prior approval (waived fees, valued at $225 or more for non-profits
and $450 or more for for-profits).
- CEU certificate template
- A special discount on the ICD-10 Academy student manuals. Ambassadors receive
discounts on ICD-10 CM and PCS coder training manuals; draft code set books, and
ICD-10 CM mapping.
- An ICD-10 search web page, where Ambassadors can choose to be listed for
- A dedicated ICD-10 Ambassador CoP (AHIMA members only) and
- Online meeting support. AHIMA has partnered with a vendor named
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meeting support (online meeting registration and payment processing).
Enroll now! Please complete the online application. In order to complete this application you must have your AHIMA ID and password and be an AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer. Once you receive a confirmation that your application has been approved, you can begin using the program benefits.
Questions? Submit a customer support request for the Ambassador Program.