AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Renewal Program

AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Renewal Program

Please take the time to become familiarized with the benefits of participating in the AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Renewal Program. ICD-10 Trainers currently participating in the renewal program have successfully completed the ICD-10 Trainer workshops previously offered by AHIMA1, required coursework, and the end of learning assessment that led to the designation as an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer or AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer. The certificate represents the following:

  • Completion of a non-degree granting program designed to provide instruction and training towards acquiring specific knowledge;
  • The evaluation of such learning against intended outcomes (learning objectives); and
  • Demonstration of proficiency in the subject matter.

Annual participation in the AHIMA-approved ICD-10 Trainer Renewal Program, allows current ICD-10 Trainers the opportunity to continue providing prior-approved CEUs to students. This ensures students know that the ICD-10 curriculum provided by an ICD-10 Trainer is approved by AHIMA.

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ICD-10 Trainer Renewal Guide (Available at a later date)

Renew your Certificate

As of August 10, 2018, the ICD-10 Trainer status is valid annually through December 31st. The annual certificate renewal process is staged around the ICD-10-CM/PCS code updates released by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). For each renewal period, specific learning outcomes will be defined, educational program(s) provided, and a self-review designed to evaluate attainment of the intended learning outcomes. Successful completion of the renewal program extends ICD-10 Trainer status out for an additional year.

Trainers with a certificate which expires December 31, 2018, will need to renew their certificate to maintain their status as an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer and extend the expiration date out to December 31, 2019.

1Discontinuation of AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Workshops and End of Learning Assessment

As of December 2016, AHIMA no longer offers the required workshops and end of learning assessment to become an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer. Only Individuals who have kept their ICD-10 Trainer status current through each annual ICD-10 Trainer renewal term are eligible to participate in the AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer Renewal Program and maintain their ICD-10 Trainer designation. AHIMA now offers new Train the Trainer workshops similar to the AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer focused in CDI, Data Analytics, and Revenue Cycle.2

2AHIMA-Approved Train the Trainer Program 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the AHIMA-Approved Train the Trainer Program. Click here for more information on the following workshops: Clinical Documentation (CDI) Trainer; Healthcare Data Analytics Trainer; Revenue Cycle Trainer. These workshops provide essential training necessary to fulfill current workforce needs and help HIM and healthcare professionals transition to emerging career fields.