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NAHAM Contact Hour Accreditation Sponsor Guidelines

NAHAM CE Accreditation
The National Association Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) encourages sponsoring organizations to provide educational activities for members, clients, customers, prospects and personnel. NAHAM certificants are required to participate in on-going professional education to maintain their credential(s), and many sponsoring organizations have found NAHAM CE Accreditation to be an effective tool for marketing their continuing education programs. NAHAM has initiated an administrative review and accreditation process for those organizations wishing to include the NAHAM program approval in their promotional literature.

Qualifying Activities
Programs covering “generic” or “product-specific” topics or content are eligible for accreditation. Generic subject matter means that the skills or knowledge gained by the attendees during the course is easily transferable from one product or product line to another.

Product-specific training is useful only for a given piece of equipment or a particular system.

Courses submitted as “product-specific” which appear to be sales pitches or product endorsements will not receive approval. This distinction is important because NAHAM does not endorse specific manufacturer’s products. NAHAM endorses competence in given areas of expertise. Product-specific courses may be approved when they are designed to increase efficiency, workflow, convey application guidelines, or troubleshooting techniques.

Determining Credits

For in person events and trainings: Every 60-minutes of qualified education will qualify for one NAHAM continuing education credit. Credit is not awarded for breaks, meals, or networking activities. Credit is awarded in 30 minute or 0.5 contact hour increments.

For online courses: Each course will qualify for one contact hour per clock hour for the amount of time it takes an individual to complete a course. Credit is awarded in 30 minute or 0.5 hour increments.

Application Process
For in person events and trainings: Organizations interested in receiving NAHAM accreditation must complete and sign the application form, which includes an approved tag line. Organizations must attach a schedule/agenda indicating the session topics and length, scheduled breaks and meals, whether the course is generic or product-specific, and a brief course description to include intended audience (see below) and course objectives (see below). Without this information, applications cannot be processed.

Accreditation requests should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the program date. This will ensure adequate time for NAHAM to process the application and allow the sponsoring organization to insert the appropriate information regarding credits in their marketing materials. Programs submitted less than 30 days prior to the program date will be evaluated on a best-effort basis and subject to a $25.00 late fee. Please allow 45 days for application processing.

Each program an organization wishes to have accredited requires a separate application. The application form may be duplicated. Only one application is necessary for programs with multiple presentation dates, providing the presentation does not vary in length or content. Please include all dates and locations on the application form.

*Please note that any application submitted after the program has taken place, will NOT be approved for continuing education credit.

For online courses: Organizations interested in receiving NAHAM accreditation must complete and sign the application form. They must also provide a comprehensive list of courses and must be willing to provide the NAHAM Education Committee access to these courses for review. Only one application is necessary, but please be prepared to include all courses you wish to have approved.

Accreditation requests for online courses should allow at least 60 days for processing and approval to allow adequate time for thorough review of each online courses.

Audience
Course descriptions must indicate the intended audience and course content must be a reasonable match for that audience. Courses with content inappropriate for the target audience will not receive approval.

Objectives
Applications for accreditation must be accompanied by a brief course description, including the length of course and key learning objectives. This information allows potential attendees to determine whether the course will meet their educational needs and know what they can expect to get out of the course before they invest their time and money. For example, “At the completion of this course attendees will be able to:

• describe the evolution of the current healthcare system
• report current accreditation and regulatory standards for the registration process and the collection of payments
• define HIPAA laws
• define healthcare terms and medical terminology
• describe key components of healthcare administration and management theories

If you can’t tell or can’t decide what knowledge the attendees will gain from the course, we can’t determine if the instruction will be useful for the intended audience, nor is it possible to justify attendance at this educational event.

Fees

In Person Events or Training
• Corporations Fee: $350.00
• Not-for-Profit Organization/ Not for Profit Hospitals Fee: $100.00
• NAHAM Chapter Affiliates Fee: Free

Online Courses
• Corporations Fee: $100 per course
• Not-for-Profit Organization/ Not for Profit Hospitals Fee: $25 per course
• Renewal fee per course:

  • Corporations: $50 per course
  • Not-for-Profit Organization/ Not for Profit Hospitals: $12.50 per course 

Applications must be renewed annually in order to continue offering NAHAM Approved Contact Hours.

Attendee Records
NAHAM will provide a certificate of attendance to the program sponsor indicating the number of contact hours awarded, which may be reproduced and distributed to program participants. Program participants are responsible for tracking their own contact hours for recertification.

 

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