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Compliance with 2018 Health Information Management Standards & Competencies

Deadline: CAHIIM-accredited Associate and Baccalaureate HIM programs not previously accredited under the 2018 HIM Standards must be in compliance with the new standards and competencies by September 1, 2021.

Master's HIM programs not previously accredited using the 2018 Curricular Competencies must be in compliance with the 2018 competencies by September 1, 2021.

CAHIIM requires all programs to report their compliance by October 1, 2021.
Release of 2018 HIM Standards & Competencies

In 2018, CAHIIM released new standards for Associate and Baccalaureate Health Information Management (HIM) programs.  Additionally, AHIMA released new curricular competencies for Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's HIM programs.

The following implementation schedule was adopted by CAHIIM for these new Standards & Competencies:

 

Next Review Cycle Notification Letter Date:
Comprehensive Program Review
for Continuing Accreditation 
 Curriculum
(AHIMA/CEE) version
CAHIIM Standards
version 
 APAR Report Year
(curriculum verification)
         
 2019-2020  Spring 2019 Letter  2014  2012  N/A
         
 2020-2021  April 2020 Letter  2018 (must be documented by the program's Self-Assessment due date in 2021)  2018  January 2022
         
 All CAHIIM Accredited Programs  As of September 1, 2021, all CAHIIM HIM accredited programs must be compliant with the 2018 CAHIIM Standards and 2018 AHIMA/CEE Curriculum.  January 2022
         
 2021-2022 and later  February 2021 Letter and later  2018  2018  January 2022
 

2018 HIM Associate Degree Standards & Compliance Guide

Please find the 2018 HIM Associate Standards and the associated Compliance Guide below:

2018 HIM Associate Standards 2018 HIM Associate Compliance Guide

2018 HIM Baccalaureate Degree Standards & Compliance Guide

Please find the 2018 HIM Baccalaureate Standards and the associated Compliance Guide below:

2018 HIM Baccalaureate Standards 2018 HIM Baccalaureate Compliance Guide

Reporting Compliance

Associate and Baccalaureate HIM programs accredited under the 2014 HIM standards must be in compliance with the 2018 HIM Standards & Curricular Competencies by September 1, 2021.

HIM Master's programs not accredited under the 2018 Curricular Competencies must be in compliance with the 2018 Curricular Competencies by September 1, 2021.

All programs included above are required to report their compliance by October 1, 2021 in the CAHIIM Accreditation System (CAS).

CAHIIM Accreditation System (CAS)

Resources


Several resources are available to describe and assist with the reporting process:

CAS Guide

A step-by-step guide has been developed to walk program directors through the reporting process.

CAS Guide for Program Directors - 2018 HIM Standards Compliance


CAHIIM Accreditation Training Series (CATS)

The CAHIIM Accreditation Training Series (CATS) contains two courses relevant to reporting compliance with the 2018 HIM Standards & Competencies.

CAHIIM Accreditation Training Series (CATS) Access

If you are not yet registered for CATS, you can sign up below*.
*Registrations can take up to 2 business days to process.

CATS Registration

Once logged into CATS, you may review the following presentations:

HIIM.100 CAHIIM Town Halls
(under the 2021 CAHIIM Town Halls heading, the presentation entitled "May 2021 - Compliance with 2018 HIM Standards & Curriculum")

 HIM.218 2018 Standards and 2018 Curriculum Compliance Requirements


CAHIIM Staff

Programs should have received login information from CAHIIM staff via email, but if you are missing your login information or have any other questions about this process, please reach out to info@cahiim.org for assistance.

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