AAHAM announced a new mid-level certification at the 2014 Annual National Institute (ANI) in San Diego, CA, the Certified Revenue Integrity Professional (CRIP). This certification is intended for individuals in the revenue cycle to help ensure that facilities effectively manage their facilities charge master, and bill and document appropriately for all services rendered to a patient. This certification requires an in-depth, working knowledge of various revenue cycle areas and proper skill sets needed to increase revenue and reimbursement for facilities. It also ensures that proper charging takes place to maintain compliance within the insurance payer programs. With the addition of this new certification, AAHAM now offers a complete career ladder, beginning with the CRCS and culminating with the CRCE.