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CHAM & CHAA Contact Hour Guide 2015
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NAHAM Sponsored Activities (CHAMs Must Claim 10 per Cycle starting in 2017). Contact Hours You May Claim - Count Towards NAHAM Approved Activities
NAHAM Annual Education and Conference & Exposition  1.0 contact hour per clock hour for each educational activity attended (relevant guide provided in conference material)
Visit exhibit hall at NAHAM Exposition  1.0 contact hour per conference
Session moderator at conference  1.0 contact hour per session
NAHAM Approved Webinar  1.0 contact hour per clock hour
NAHAM Access Management Journal Quiz  1.0 contact hour per quiz submitted
NAHAM Board Member  4.0 contact hours per year (report in month of conference)
NAHAM Committee Chair  3.0 contact hours per year (report in month of conference)
NAHAM Committee membership  2.0 contact hours per year (report in month of conference)
NAHAM Membership (dues paying) 2.0 contact hours per year
CHAM or CHAA Proctor 2.0 contact hours per exam session
NAHAM Presenter 3.0 contact hours per presentation
Primary organizer of your facilities observance of NAHAM Access Week 3.0 contact hours per year
Author of an article in a NAHAM publication 2.0 contact hours per published article
Participation in NAHAM special project (exam item writing, focus group, project, etc) 1.0 contact hours per clock hour
NAHAM State or Regional Sponsored Activities Contact Hours You May Claim - Count Towards NAHAM Approved Activities
Affiliate sponsored Education Conference education session or sponsored webinar 1.0 contact hour per clock hour
Visit exhibit hall at State or Regional Affiliate Sponsored event 1.0 contact hour per conference
Affiliate Board Member or Committee Chair 3.0 contact hours per year 
Affiliate Committee Member 2.0 contact hours per year 
Affiliate Member (dues paying) 1.0 contact hour per year
Presenter - Affiliate sponsored event 1.0 contact hour per year
Author in a Affiliate sponsored journal or newsletter 1.0 contact hour per published article
All Purpose Activities - Claimed by both CHAM & CHAA
Employee Sponsored Education Contact Hours You May Claim
Attendee - Employer Sponsored leadership development 1.0 contact hour per clock hour
Attendee, participant - Employer sponsored education, including routine system training 1.0 contact hour per clock hour
Presenter/facilitator - Employer sponsored education, including routine system training 2.0 contact hours per clock hour
Participation disaster/emergency preparedness exercise 1.0 contact hour per drill or exercise
Attendee - Employer Sponsored special speaker 1.0 contact hour per clock hour
Attendee - Educational staff meetings 1.0 contact hour per clock hour
Completion of article/quiz to meet employer educational requirements 1.0 contact hour per quiz submission
System Implementation Activities Contact Hours You May Claim
Attendee - Software Training in preparation for system implementation 1.0 contact hour per clock hour
Instructor - Software Training in preparation for system implementation 2.0 contact hours per clock hour
System Build - meetings, system design, system build, testing 1.0 contact hour per clock hour
Vendor Sponsored: Non-NAHAM Contact Hours You May Claim
Education session, webinar, or other presentation sponsored by a corporate entity when the activity has not specifically sponsored or approved by NAHAM, but is related to patient access 1.0 contact hour per clock hour
Professional Organization: Non-NAHAM Contact Hours You May Claim
Education conference, session, webinar, or other presentation sponsored by another Professional Organization (examples AHIMA, HFMA) 1.0 contact hour per clock hour (education session)
Community Volunteer Contact Hours You May Claim
Volunteer for a community organization (example: community, religious, youth, homeless shelter, fund raising, youth sports program) 1.0 contact hour per clock hour (maximum 5 hours claimed)
Board member or leader of a community group or activity 3.0 contact hours per term of office or activity
Teaching, Developing Training Material, Hospital or College Contact Hours You May Claim
Instructor -University, College, or vocational/technical school 4.0 contact hours per semester
Presenter - hospital based education session 1.0 contact hour clock hour
Leading study group session for professional certification 1.0 contact hour clock hour
College or Other Personal Education Contact Hours You May Earn
Student - University, college, or vocational/technical college class 3.0 contact hours per semester or term
Other Contact Hours You May Earn
Any other activity related to patient access or health care that is not specifically listed (Title of activity and sponsoring organization required upon submission) 1.0 contact hour per clock hour
   
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