AHIMA Extends CEU Reporting, Certification, and Membership Deadlines

Due to technical difficulties and increased demand on the AHIMA’s CEU Center and web store during this peak CEU earning and reporting period, AHIMA is extending the period where you can earn CEUs  to January 31, 2017, from the original date of December 31, 2016 (for those whose cycle ended on 12/31/2016).

This means you can continue to earn CEUs through the first month of this year and continue to enter any CEUs earned prior to January 31, 2017, through the end of your grace period on March 31, 2017. Any CEUs earned prior to January 31, 2017 and self reviews (for coding credentials) completed by March 31, 2017, will count toward your recertification requirements.

CEUs:

If your recertification cycle ends on December 31, 2016, you have until March 31, 2017, to report your CEUs without incurring a late fee.

If you are attempting to reinstate a revoked credential prior to the December 31, 2016, deadline, please note we have extended the deadline for reinstatement to January 31, 2017.

If you are a holder of an AHIMA coding credential (CCA, CCS, CSS-P), the 2016 coding self-review is now available and you will have until March 31, 2017, to complete the self-review.

Membership:

If your membership renewal is due on December 31, 2016, you may renew at any time.

Journal of AHIMA CEU Quizzes:

The deadline for purchasing and completing the Journal of AHIMA CEU quizzes that were originally set to expire on January 1, 2017 (published in the January 2016 JAHIMA issue) has been extended to January 31, 2017. This extension affects three Journal quizzes, with the ID numbers Q1618701, Q1628701, and Q1638701.

18 Comments

  1. When will the AHIMA Journal Quizzes be available on the website to take? I need 4 more CES that I planned on doing on 12/30/16, however due to the website being down since then, I can’t access them. We only have 3 weeks left to earn CEs. I was relying on these quizzes to finish my cycle.

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    • Hi Renae,

      The deadline for purchasing and completing the Journal of AHIMA CEU quizzes that were originally set to expire on January 1, 2017 (published in the January 2016 JAHIMA issue) has been extended to January 31, 2017. This extension affects three Journal quizzes, with the ID numbers Q1618701, Q1628701, and Q1638701. All currently active Journal CEU quizzes are available online in the AHIMA web store.

      Thank you,
      Sarah Sheber
      Assistant Editor

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      • I too need CEU’s (7) to complete before Jan 31. I cannot access any quizzes for past journals. I cannot access any past webinars. Getting these CEUs in before the deadline is going to be very difficult. What are my options?

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      • No I can’t access them. There is a system glitch since you’ve updated the website. Every time I go into the store to purchase any quizzes it says they’re not available. I was on hold for over an hour and the gentleman who answered the 800 number couldn’t access them either. He also said many people were having the same problems. Please call me at 630 709-9932 for specific instructions. I purchased quizzes back in November without a problem. This has been quite frustrating and has taken much of my time. Thanks, Renae Wahrman

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        • Hi Renae and Leigh,

          I am checking with the team that has been handling the website and technical issues, and hope to have an answer for you soon. Apologies for the delay and the inconvenience.

          Thank you,
          Sarah

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        • Hi Renae and Leigh,

          Can you explain exactly the problem you are experiencing? We just did a test and were able to load up the page with the quizzes and add them to a purchase cart. At what stage in the process of purchasing a quiz is your access denied?

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  2. I did an application online to take the RHIT exam but still have not heard anything its going on 2 weeks now.

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    • Hi Tokelia,

      I’m sorry that you have not yet heard anything regarding your application. I suggest contacting AHIMA’s Customer Relations department at (800) 335-5535. Someone there will be able to assist you further. AHIMA is experiencing significantly higher customer service query volumes than usual, which is resulting is longer wait times and delayed response time to messages and emails. I apologize for the delays and any inconvenience.

      Thank you,
      Sarah Sheber
      Assistant Editor

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  3. I’ve been trying to update my last earned CEU earned in December 2016,since January 1, 2017. However,when I select submit after entering the information for the CEU credit, it just stays on the submit screen and does not update my CEU credit, Please help me with this.

    Thank you

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    • Hi Yvette,

      Thank you for reaching out. AHIMA is experiencing significantly higher customer service query volumes than usual, which is resulting is longer wait times and delayed response time to messages and emails. The CEU confusion has been a result of a server issue, and AHIMA is working to resolve it as quickly as possible. In order to check on your CEUs and other membership details, an AHIMA representative would need your AHIMA ID. In order to keep this information private, please reach out to AHIMA’s Customer Relations department at (800) 335-5535.

      Thank you,
      Sarah Sheber
      Assistant Editor

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  4. Cant add my ceus .

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  5. I can’t add my CEUs either. My reporting cycle doesn’t end until December 2017 – is that the problem??

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  6. All,

    I must say that I am quite disappointed with AHIMA currently. As a 27 year member, I have never witnessed this level of poor service within AHIMA. I completely understand that with new systems come issues, problems and the like. The lack of entering CEU’s, followed by inability to pay membership dues, inability to have a receipt for payment once fortunate enough to finally pay, the phone wait times (today my assistant was on hold for THREE hours then hung up on), transferred immediately to others without even allowing an explanation of what is needed have all been occurring for between 4 – 6 weeks. I am truly embarrassed.

    I appreciate Lynne’s email to the membership. Patience has been challenging with all of the issues yet maintained. Today’s three hour hold followed by being hung up on was the final straw. I felt the need to express my disappointment and embarrassment.

    I will continue to maintain patience as will all of those AHIMA professionals who work for my organization. It is difficult to explain to a corporation that I am unable to obtain receipts for my corporate credit card and that even though individuals credentials appear as expired they are up to date without primary proof. I have been instructed that I am not able to have individuals work until I can have primary proof of credentials. The potential loss of income for our staff, increased backlogs and increase in unbilled accounts due to my national professional association is disgraceful.

    In the meantime while you ask for our patience, I want you to understand the impact you are having on your membership and their organizations.

    Respectfully,

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    • Hi Betsey,

      Thank you for writing to express your concerns. I checked in with customer relations and was told that they have been able to get in contact with you to work on addressing some of the issues you describe above. AHIMA continues to work to address the remaining technological issues. We are sorry for any inconvenience this caused. Please let us know if you have further questions.

      Sarah Sheber
      Assistant Editor

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  7. Sorry to say, still learning the new site. It used to be published where you could see how many CEUs per quiz and I cannot find anything like that. Can you help me?

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    • Hi Mary,

      The Journal quizzes are always worth 1 CEU.

      Thank you,
      Sarah Sheber
      Assistant Editor

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  8. What is AHIMA’s timeline for fixing the issue with renewing a membership online? As with other comments posted previously, it is very frustrating to be put on hold for the exorbitant amount of time needed to connect with someone, and then be transferred or disconnected, as has also happened to me in the past. This is also not something that I am not able to do during working hours, and by the time I get home the office is near closing.

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  9. I am unable to enter my CEUs. I have been trying for days. Also unable to purchase the yearly self-review that is due March 31st. If this issue is not resolved shortly I do not feel I should be penalized for not being able to access the yearly self-evaluation.

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