Membership Benefits and Applications

Member Benefits  ~   Individual App.  ~   Corporate App.  ~   "Grandfather In"
International App.  ~   Yearly Renewal

You don't have to be certified to be a member of PHIA! Anyone working in the medical field can join. The cost is reasonable and information is distributed weekly via email through our PHIA Newsflash. As a member based organization we feel it is our responsibility; to not only provide our members with quality education but to also provide our members with timely information that could affect you and/or your practice. We participate with several organizations who feed us information before it goes to the general medical community so we can distribute the information to you in real time.

There are several membership opportunities available. Pick the one that best suits your needs: Individual (holds no certification), Corporate (individual practice), Grandfather In (holds equal certification with another reputable source), and International (Individual and Grandfather In available).

Grandfather In ... What does this mean?

You already hold a certification in coding, so you may be wondering why we would offer you ours ... especially without having to take our exam! PHIA firmly believes that holding certifications from more than one certifying body means that you want to expand your level of knowledge in this ever-changing field. By having the capability to utilize the educational tools offered by different organizations, you become invaluable to your employer and higher in demand if you are actively seeking a new position. The CCP credentials will become an added asset to your career.

What do I have to do to Grandfather In with PHIA?

In order to "Grandfather In", your membership must be current and in good standing through another approved credentialing organization. To prove this, a copy of your membership card or official verification from the other credentialing organization must be submitted along with your PHIA Grandfather In Membership application. Email us at to inquire about your current credential and whether it qualifies for this membership.

Simply click/print the "Grandfather In" application and submit along with your payment of $95 by fax (502-473-8807), email or mail to PHIA, 4010 Dupont Circle, Suite 418, Louisville, Kentucky 40207. We are HIPAA compliant and accept cash, personal check, VISA and Mastercard as payment.

How many CEUs do I need to maintain my certification/membership?

PHIA requires 16 CEUs per year for those who hold one credential. Each additional certification requires six additional CEUs and must reflect that credential. We host workshops and seminars on a regular basis at an affordable cost. We also accept CEUs from other reputable organizations as well as some from areas such as Compliance, HIPAA and OSHA. These areas all include issues that have some impact on your job; therefore, we feel they should be accepted as continuing education. PHIA offers cost effective ways of obtaining CEUs, including our Annual October CEU Conference in Louisville, KY. Many CEUs can be obtained FREE. Louisville Team PHIA meetings offer various speakers/topics each month and 1 CEU is awarded at a nominal fee of $5 for members and $8 for non-members. Everyone is welcome to attend Louisville Team PHIA meetings. Email if you'd like to be added to our distribution list regarding notification of Seminars/Workshops/Conference/Team PHIA.

What is different about our CCP credential?

PHIA educates their certified coders to be proficient in E/M Guidelines as well as all other aspects of coding. The OIG consistently targets several areas of coding and as a member you will receive real time information that matters. Education/Information provided through PHIA will assure the attendee/student they have been properly trained/informed. Those who wish to take advantage of our detailed courses to become certified will be educated at the highest standards available. For a detailed description please view the course outlines available on the "Course Description" page.

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