American Association of Clinical Coders & Auditors
Now is the Time to Add ICD10 Coding, 
Documentation Review and
Revenue Integrity to your
Nursing Career!


Meet Our New Test Commissioner!

Allison M. Mattila, DNP-C

Primary specialty: Neurology Nurse Practitioner

 


 

Allison Mattila, has a medical practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. She specializes in nurse practitioner, and has over 8 years of experience in the field of medicine. Mattila graduated from Washington University School Of Medicine with her medical degree in 2007. She is affiliated with numerous hospitals in the Las Vegas area including Sunrise Hospital And Medical Center and more. Allison Marie Mattila's NPI number is: #1861680241 and she holds a Nevada medical license, number APN001474.

 

Allison would like to encourage all nurses to join the American Association of Clinical Coders and Auditors and become certified to offer advanced services in revenue and payment integrity, CDI  and demonstrate their strategic capability with ICD10.

 

“Nurses need to take the lead in ICD10 implementation!”  -- Allison Mattila, 6/12/2015

Why Certify?


Credentials of the American Association of Clinical Coders and Auditors, founded 2003.


CERTIFIED RN-CODER

CERTIFIED RN-AUDITOR

CERTIFIED RN-CODER10


These credentials recognize professional and academic achievement by individuals in the field of coding, documentation review, Medicare compliance and revenue integrity for healthcare facilities and professional practices. Applicants who pass the certifying exam receive the credentials:

  • Certified RN-Coder   CRN-C
  • Certified RN-Auditor  CRN-A
  • Certified RN-Coder in IC10   CRN-C10

 

AACCA MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the AACCA Credential Programs are to identify, recognize, and support a high level of quality, experience, and training in POINT OF CARE CODING area of healthcare. AACCA accomplishes this by drawing from experienced, in-the-field healthcare professionals with backgrounds in revenue integrity to establish criteria for competent professionals to lead, guide, and implement an organization's initiatives to achieve and maintain accreditation and to meet and exceed current non-clinical organizational standards and regulations.

 

AACCA OBJECTIVES OF CERTIFICATION

The objectives of the AACCA Credential Program are to:

  • Promote professional and organizational success by helping Registered Nurses, physicians and other licensed clinical professional who serve in leadership positions define and obtain the requisite knowledge and skills to effectively fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Provide special recognition to those RN-Coder and RN-Auditor specialists who demonstrate mastery of an acquired body of knowledge and skills in Point-of-Care Coding and revenue integrity through successful completion of the certification process.
 
  • Obtain credible leadership among accreditation professionals to establish and certify key competencies; Also strengthen credibility and leadership across the profession.
 
  • Differentiate the Certified RN-Coder and Certified RN-Auditor’s professional role and its value from other roles within healthcare management.  These professionals work with both the compliance officer and the Chief Financial Officer and business department staff to assure revenue integrity at all levels.
  • Support the effectiveness of healthcare in our communities by promoting standards of competency for RN-Coder and RN-Auditor professionals working in a range of positions.
  • Identify individuals with substantive knowledge and skills in Point-of-Care Coding and revenue integrity leadership for the benefit of all hospital and professional staff members.
 
  • Ensure compliance and reimbursement of the organization is in qualified hands.
 
  • Stay current with continuing education in areas critical to managing the revenue process.

 

HOW TO GET CERTIFIED


Certifying is easy. Get certified in five simple steps:

  1. Complete the Online Application form HERE
  2. Pay the application fee HERE
  3. PASS the online exam
  4. Submit for Certification
  5. Receive your credentials

 

In order to take any AACCA certification examination, you must be a member of AACCA.

AN AACCA CERTIFICATION EXAM IS CURRENTLY OFFERED ON FRIDAY OF EACH REGULARLY-SCHEDULED RN-CODER, RN-AUDITOR OR RN-CODER ICD10 INSTITUTE.  Please go to www.RN-Coder.com for class dates.

Most of the RNs who have completed an RN-Coder, RN-Auditor or the new RN-Coder ICD10 programs, have taken the online version of the AACCA certification exams.  Proctored by the clock, each exam consists of up to 200 multiple-choice questions. There are 4 sections of each exam, with 50 test items each.  You will have up to 2 hours to complete each section.

Passing is 70% and you are notified within 24 - 48 hours of your test results.  Passing all 4 sections at 70% or above awards the AACCA credential. All examinations are scored by the computer.  If you are "close" to passing (66-68%) you may ask for a hand-scoring of that section.

Please do not make travel arrangements until you have contacted the AACCA office.  909-579-0507  

At a live RN-Coder Network program, AACCA tests are proctored and given ONLINE.  You must bring your own laptop with WIFI internet access.  
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