Amanda Draves, Registered Health Information Technician, at Memorial Hospital, recently completed her certification as a Critical Access Hospital Coding and Billing Specialist (CAH-CBS) on May 27th, 2022. The Critical Access Hospital Online Self Study program is a 90-day course offered through the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) and ArchProCoding. Memorial would like to congratulate Amanda on her recent certification and thank her for the dedication she shows to caring for the patients we serve. She has been an employee in the Health Information Management Department since 2016.
ICAHN offered 10 scholarships this year for the ArchProCoding program through the use of Flex grant funds. Amanda was one of the 10 applications selected for the program. She was thankful for the self-study program opportunity. It allowed her to further her education on coding within a Critical Access Hospital specifically and provided her the flexibility to work the lessons into her schedule.
ICAHN, located in Princeton, IL, is a network of 57 small rural Illinois hospitals dedicated to strengthening the operations of its member hospitals through collaboration. The organization is composed of Illinois hospitals who have earned critical access hospital designation by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Memorial Hospital of Chester is an active member of ICAHN with department leaders participating in regular training sessions, webinars, in-person conferences and educational/networking events throughout the year.