Note from the Editor: Take a test drive with the CHRI practice exam
by Nicole Votta
Earning credentials is a standard way to prove your knowledge and expertise – especially in the healthcare industry. From the clinical world to the business office, most people have a string of credentials that tell the story of their professional journey and areas of focus. Credentials can help departments set a benchmark for hiring and demonstrate that everyone on the team is committed to continuous education, but gearing up for a credential exam can make even the savviest professional feel unprepared.
According to NAHRI’s 2019 Revenue Integrity Professional Salary Survey, holding a credential can boost your earning power: of those survey respondents who hold at least one credential, most (16%) earn $70,000–$79,000 annually, while of those who don’t hold any credentials, most (19%) earn $50,000–$59,000. According to survey respondents, approximately 80% of revenue integrity professionals hold one or more credentials. These credentials reflect the diverse disciplines revenue integrity professionals come from – CPC, RHIA, RN – but may not capture the complete picture of the holder’s revenue integrity expertise. Even in NAHRI’s earliest days, a revenue integrity-specific credential was high on our members’ wish list.
That’s why NAHRI launched the Certification in Healthcare Revenue Integrity (CHRI) credential earlier this year. Revenue integrity professionals can use the credential to demonstrate their specialized expertise in a tangible way. The CHRI credential was created just for revenue integrity professionals and captures the unique, wide range of knowledge and experience that are necessary for the field.
But taking a standardized test can be daunting. Even if you’ve prepared by taking the Revenue Integrity and Chargemaster Boot Camp, attending the Revenue Integrity Symposium, or completing the Revenue Integrity Essential Skills Online Learning, you might be unsure what to expect.
To help you better prepare for the CHRI exam and build your confidence, we’ve released the CHRI Practice Exam. This 80-question, electronic practice exam lets you take a test run before sitting for the credential exam. Each practice exam comes with two attempts and both attempts include remediation so you can understand why a selected response is correct or incorrect. Once you’ve completed the practice run, and brushed up on any topics you stumbled over, you’ll be ready to tackle the credential exam.
Still have questions? Review the full CHRI exam outline here. Get guidance from the CHRI Credential Committee by watching this free webinar. If you have specific questions that aren’t answered after reviewing the CHRI credential page or watching the webinar, please contact Customer Service at 800-650-6787.