The Professional Academy of Health Care Reimbursement Specialists

The Professional Academy of Health Care Reimbursement Specialists

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The Professional Academy of Health Care Reimbursement Specialists goal is to invite members of the medical community to become educated, certified, and continue to stay abreast of the latest in Medical Coding, Billing, Compliance and Reimbursement and to join a professional network of Reimbursement Specialists. Coders, Billers, Collection Personnel, Office Managers, Managed Care Representatives, Administrators, Supervisors, Nurses, as well as Physicians, who show an interest in the bottom line, will want to be a part of this National Association.


Why should you choose PAHRS?

    • Membership & Networking through Local and Regional Meetings
    • Educational Programs for CEU's including Online Classes & Electronic Media
    • National Certification in Reimbursement (CRS)
    • Classes for National Certifications Internships & on the job training for student graduates
    • On line CEU classes on the latest topics in health care awarded each year with membership renewal

Dress for Success Event

ICD-10 Coding Workshops

Otober 1, 2015 the Health Care Industry moves to an entirely new diagnostic coding system, ICD-10. Are you ready? PAHRS is prepared to help you get ready. See our schedule page for a series of 6 workshops beginning this Fall! Special pricing available for members & students. 

Ask us about our three programs:

  • Physician/Provider Training
  • Staff Training
  • Train the Trainer Training      

Call 757-613-7402 for further details or to request a class in your area

Looking for A Career? Check out the Member section of our web site for some of the latest career Opportunities!

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The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) 

PAHRS is certified through SCHEV.  For more information on SCHEV please click here.

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The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)  

Our classes have been approved for MyCAA Scholarships, which provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of Financial Assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields. For more information on the program and to see if you qualify please click here.


Student Corner

Student Corner keeps you up to date with class specials, upcoming board exam dates and locations, successful board exam results, annual conference, scholarship recipients & opportunites and more!

New Classes beginning in January 2016:

Certified Reimbursement Specialist 6 week Board Exam Prep course and Coding Specialist 6 week Board Exam Prep course (must meet pre-requisites) $699.00. Twelve month Certified Reimbursement Specialist (Entire Course) Special $1899.00. A savings of over $2000!!

PRESS RELEASE; ICD-10 IS HERE AS OF OCT 1ST 2015! PAHRS has new online classes. You can go at your own pace! This is a complete in-depth training of the basics and every specialty.  

Ask us about our New ON-LINE Classes for National Certification in Medical Coding, Billing & Reimbursement! We are running specials every month!!! Call us at 757-613-7402. 

Congratulations to our most recent students that have passed their National Board Exams:

Anna Joyner, CRS, CMRA

Anna Hendricks, CRS, CMRA

Kathryn Newcomb, CRS, CMRA

Crystal Owens, CRS  

Tiffany Broward, CRS

Marie Biggs, CRS, CCS-P

Kim Griffin, CRS

Kelly DeGrave, CRS, CPC

Shinnell Braxton, CRS

Sherri Harris, CRS, CPC

Fe Fernandez, CRS, CMRA                                                                   

Ruth Leary, CRS, CMRA                                                                              

Elisabeth St. Laurent, CRS, CMRA                                                                        

Brenda Phillips, CRS                                                                                  

Phyllis Fobbs, CRS                                                                                      

Brandi Burgett, CPC, CRS                                                                                

Erica Baker, CRS                                                                                        

Tracy Coy, CRS                                                                 

Brenda Devito, CRS                                                                                      

Christine Fenner, CRS                                                                                  

Joanne Jenkins, CRS                                                                                

Esther Gwaltney, CRS                                                                

Faith Gwaltney, CRS

Tracy Ingram, CRS                                                           

Joy Moore- Ledbetter, CRS                                                                                

Shannon Walker, CRS

Elaine Poynter, CRS, CPC

Emma Johnson, CRS

Henry Easton, CRS

Benita Sheehan, CRS

Teresa Darlene Morey, CRS

Anna Joyner, CRS

Elizabeth Watkins, CRS 


 PAHRS Store Holidays are coming to our store! -Order the Glossary (Medical Dictionary of procedural terms, anatomical terms, insurance terms and more) or the PAHRS CRS Study guide for only $59.00 reg price $99.00 

Upcoming Board Exam Dates: This is a five hour board exam. You may bring your CPT, ICD-9, HCPCS current edition, Medical Dictionary and Audit tools. Please register on time to hold your place in the exam.  You must be there no later than 7:45 a.m. to register for the exam. You may register for your exam on line at PAHRS Association

Three new dates for the CRS and CMRA Exam at Suffolk Obici Hospital in Suffolk, VA -Garden Level Skills Lab:

May 23, 2015 (Sat) 7:45 a.m. registration

August 22, 2015 (Sat) 7:45 a.m. registration

Dec 12, 2015 (Sat) 7:45 a.m. registration

This is a five hour board exam. You may bring your CPT, ICD-9, HCPCS current edition, Medical Dictionary/Glossary and Audit tools. Please register on time to hold your place in the exam.  You must be there no later than 7:45 a.m. to register for the exam.  Please register at

Ask about our Scholarship Program! Ask about our current special and Buddy Plan!

View our schedule or call admissions 757-613-7402 or 757-651-7265 to find out when classes will be starting in your area. Classes now held in Franklin, Suffolk Obici, Hampton and Virginia Beach.                                                                                                                        

   Visit our Student Corner! You won't want to miss the on line study session & quizzes, the latest updates in class schedules, helpful study tips, online games,  as well as upcoming events and forums. Having trouble logging in? You must be a student member. For assistance, Call 757-613-7402 or 757-651-7265 for assistance.

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