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Accreditation Fees

Initial Accreditation Fees

 Pre-application Fee $500            
 Candidacy Status Fee  $7,500
 Site Visit Fee  $8,000
 Self-assessment Late Fee  $500
 Appeals Procedures Processing Fee   $5,000

Continuing Accreditation Fees

 2020 Annual Accreditation Fee 
(invoices sent by November 1, 2019)
 $3,000  
 Comprehensive Program Review Fee
(payable in two installments of $4,000)
 $8,000
 Focused Review Fee  $9,000
 Self-Assessment Late Fee  $500
 APAR Late Fee  $500
 Appeals Procedures Processing Fees  $5,000

Substantive Change Fees

* Change in Program Director

 $200  
 * Comprehensive Program Review: Extension
of Accreditation Fee - see note below
 $1,000
 * CAHIIM prior-approval is required for substantive changes.
 

Additional Information Regarding Fees

Payment may be made by check, ACH or credit card. Please note that credit card payments are not accepted for all types of fees; please contact accounting@cahiim.org for restrictions. 

Site visit fees include airfare, lodging, rental car and meals for a three-member team. If total airfare exceeds $2,000 or the visit is rescheduled by the program, the program will be invoiced the difference after notification and approval. This fee structure applies only to site visits within the contiguous United States. Visits to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico will be priced at a different rate.

Extension of a comprehensive program review after the program acceptance and review process has begun will result in this additional fee. The program must be able to resume the review within one year. Fees paid for a cancelled review are non-refundable.

Document Request Fees: Additional fees will be charged for documentation requested after access to the CAHIIM Accreditation System (CAS) has been termination for reproduction and shipping of documents.

No refunds will be given for annual accreditation fees collected from programs requesting voluntary withdrawal.