Client size range from 2,000 to 16+ million members.

Professional Associations

Professional Associations

AAPC

The American Academy of Professional Coding (AAPC) was founded in 1988 to provide education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders and to elevate the standards of medical coding by providing student training, certification, ongoing education, networking, and job opportunities. For more information on AAPC, visit http://www.aapc.com

ACHE

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. The organization’s mission is to advance its members and healthcare management excellence. For more information on ACHE, visit www.ache.org/

AHA

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. For more information on AHA, visit www.aha.org/

AHIP

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national association representing nearly 1,300 member companies providing health insurance coverage to more than 200 million Americans. AHIP’s principal purpose is to represent the interests of our members on legislative and regulatory issues at the federal and state levels, and with the media, consumers and employers. AHIP’s goal is to provide a unified voice for the healthcare financing industry, to expand access to high quality, cost effective health care to all Americans, and to ensure Americans’ financial security through robust insurance markets, product flexibility and innovation, and an abundance of consumer choice. For more information on AHIP, visit www.ahip.org.

AHIMA

The American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) mission is to be the professional community that improves healthcare by advancing best practices and standards for health information management and the trusted source for education, research, and professional credentialing.

AHIMA is a federation, which includes a system of component state organizations (state chapters) in every state plus Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. Component state associations (CSAs) provide their members with local access to professional education and networking. CSAs also serve as an important forum for communicating national issues and keeping members informed of regional affairs that affect health information management. For more information on AHIMA, visit www.AHIMA.org

Component State Associations

VARIS coders actively participate in Component Local Associations based on individual’s geography.
These local associations include:

  • Arizona Health Information Management Association
  • California Health Information Management Association
  • Colorado Health Information Management Association
  • Delaware Health Information Management Association
  • Florida Health Information Management Association
  • Georgia Health Information Management Association
  • Indiana Health Information Management Association
  • Iowa Health Information Management Association
  • Lake Huron Michigan Health Information Management Association
  • Louisiana Health Information Management Association
  • Maine Health Information Management Association
  • Massachusetts Health Information Management Association
  • Michigan Health Information Management Association
  • Mid-Michigan Health Information Management Association
  • Minnesota Health Information Management Association
  • Mississippi Health Information Management Association
  • Montana Health Information Management Association
  • Nebraska Health Information Management Association
  • Nevada Health Information Management Association
  • New Hampshire Health Information Management Association
  • New York Health Information Management Association
  • North Carolina Health Information Management Association
  • Ohio Health Information Management Association
  • Oklahoma Health Information Management Association
  • Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association
  • South Dakota Health Information Management Association
  • Southern Nevada Health Management Association
  • Tennessee Health Information Management Association
  • Texas Health Information Management Association
  • Virginia Health Information Management Association
  • West Virginia Health Information Management Association
  • Washington Health Information Management Association
  • Wisconsin Health Information Management Association
  • Wyoming Health Information Association

HFMA

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the leading membership organization for healthcare financial management executives and leaders. Its more than 35,000 members value the Association’s role as a respected thought leader on top trends and issues facing the healthcare industry. Through various initiatives, coalitions, and the work of member bodies such as the Principles and Practices Board, HFMA develops and promotes ethical, high-quality healthcare finance practices. For more information on the HFMA, please visit www.hfma.org/