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Monday, February 27, 2017
You are here : Membership
Why Join AAHAM?

National Membership* - The fee to become a National AAHAM member is $199. If you join between July 1st and August 31st, the dues are $155 for the rest of the current year. If you join between September 1st and December 31st, the fee is $240 for the rest of the current year and all of the following year.      


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Full Time Student Membership*- Students taking at least 12 credit hours per semester can join for free. You must submit proof of your full time status with this application. Student members receive the benefits of membership with the exception of voting, eligibility for professional or executive levels of certification, and cannot be a proxy for a chapter president at any national board meetings.

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Part Time Student Membership* - The part time student membership fee is $50. If you join between July 1st and August 31st, the dues are $35 for the rest of the calendar year. If you join between, September 1st and December 31st, dues are $65 for the rest of the current year and all of the following year.   To qualify for the part time student membership you must currently be taking between 6-11 credit hours per semester and submit proof with this application. Student members receive all the benefits of membership with the exception of voting, eligibility for executive and professional certification, and cannot be a proxy for a chapter president at any national board meetings.

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Retired Membership* - The fee for retired members is $50. To qualify for retired membership, an individual must be a National AAHAM member who has retired from healthcare. Retired members receive all benefits of membership with the exception of voting. To see if you qualify as a retired member, please contact that National Office.

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Be sure to check out the Benefits of being a member of AAHAM, to get a better idea of what we have to offer you as a potential member.  We know that once you see all that we have to offer, you will agree that AAHAM is the premier professional organization in health care administrative management.

If you are interested in receiving additional information please contact that National Office at 703-281-4043 or e-mail them at  If you decide that you want to join AAHAM today, please feel free to fill out our on-line form and submit it electronically.  You may also download the AAHAM Membership Brochure, and print the application and send it in along with payment.

Thank you for your interest in AAHAM and we look forward to hearing from you and seeing you join us in the elite ranks of Patient Account Managers.

*Please note, membership is on an individual, not institutional basis, and is non-transferable.

*Local chapter dues may vary


The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) was founded in 1968 as the American Guild of Patient Account Management.  Initially formed to serve the interests of hospital patient account managers, AAHAM has evolved into a national membership association that represents a broad based constituency of healthcare professionals.

AAHAM is the only national organization dedicated to the revenue cycle of both management and the front line staff. 

Membership in AAHAM helps you work smarter, advance your career, and offers you access to a wealth of revenue cycle information. The association recognizes that professional development is one of the key reasons that many individuals become members. To this end, one of AAHAM's primary focuses is the professional development of its members.  

We provide education and training for staff and managers, as well as offer a nationally recognized certification program in the form of publications, conferences and seminars, bench marking, professional certification and numerous networking opportunities for increasing the skills and knowledge that are necessary to function effectively in today's health care environment. AAHAM has 32 active chapters across the US and abroad, all offering superior education and networking on a local level.



What are the Benefits AAHAM Membership?

Join AAHAM For Valuable Educational and Career Support.  Increase your professionalism, improve your skills and enhance your knowledge with:

  • Eligibility for Certification Designations. Executive (CRCE-I and/or CRCE-P) and Professional (CRCP- I and/or CRCP-P) Certifications demonstrate your knowledge and proficiency to your employers and your peers
  • The Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist (CRCS-I and/or CRCS-P) and Certified Revenue Integrity Professional (CRIP) examinations to test the proficiency of individuals involved in the collection of patient accounts and to prepare them for the many changes to come. 
  • Exclusive invitation and pricing to the AAHAM's Annual National Institute (ANI) known for excellence in education, value, and networking.
  • Invitation to an active scholarship and awards program
Enhance Your Career - network with your peers via the:
  • Join your local AAHAM Chapter. There are 32 local AAHAM chapters across the nation to choose from.  Joining an AAHAM Local Chapter helps you to gain an edge by being kept up-to-date on the most recent developments in your local area and providing you with a great chance to network with others in your area who are facing many of the same problems and obstacles that you face.
  • Membership Directory. Available on-line at helps you keep in touch with other members and vendors both locally and nationwide.
  • Job Bank to assist you in searching and posting that special job.
  • Unlimited networking and information exchange through our web site and chapter interaction.
  • Web site access to state and metro area hospital associations nationwide
  • AAHAM Member's Only List Serve

Stay Informed - keep on top of the latest regulations and guidelines affecting patient accounting matters through AAHAM's publications:

  • Subscription to Legislative Currents. Distributed via email eight times a year, to keep you up to date on legislative and governmental issues affecting our industry.
  • Subscription to The Journal of Healthcare Administrative Management. Rated as the #1 membership benefit, the Journal is issued quarterly.
  • AAHAM's National News - AAHAM's monthly electronic Newsletter with timely updates and information about your association.
Discounts on Products and Services
  • Seminar, meeting, and product discounts offered by the chapters and the National organization.
  • Affinity discounts on credit cards, hotels, and rental cars
  • And so much more!
For more details about AAHAM member benefits please download our Member Brochure from the top of the page.