Certification May 2017

Alabama Continues to Offer CPAR

The Alabama Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association is one of two states left offering the CPAR (Certified Patient Account Representative) Program.  The certification covers a variety of topics but gives an overview of the entire patient experience through the Revenue Cycle.  The CPAR exam is held on number dates at numerous locations throughout the state to include Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Phenix City.  The Certification Committee will be offering the CPAR coaching session and the exam online before the end of 2017 for those individuals that can’t make the classroom coaching and testing dates and time.


Between January 2017 and April 2017, we had 38 individuals take the CPAR with 84% of them passing the exam.  Of those that passed, 50% scored a 90 or above.  I would like to congratulate the following individuals that invested in their career by receiving their certification this year:


Amanda Allums                                                                             Cindy Medley

Tori Beckwood                                                                               Lyndia Norris

Pamela Brown                                                                                Sonya Pearson

Lee Brown                                                                                      Trenity Peoples

Meagan Chumney                                                                           Kerry Pettis

Jonathan Cochran                                                                          Charm Power

Maranda Douglas                                                                           Chanda Rasberry

Kelli Ford                                                                                        Charis Redding

Tia Griffin                                                                                        Denise Santos

Stephanie Hughes                                                                          Katrece Thomas

Tenisha Johnson                                                                             Denise Thomas

Lawanda Joyner                                                                             Nikitia Townsend

April Lackey                                                                                    Wanda Walker

Lena Lando                                                                                     Reva Wells

Jamila Lewis                                                                                   Jermeekia Williams

Donna McCrary                                                                               Frances Wynn


The chapter also offers the Advanced Certified Patient Account Representative.  This program provides ongoing educational resources that will allow our representatives to continue their professional knowledge, develop leadership skills, promote career laddering, and provide support to CPAR recipients in all healthcare settings. 


If you have questions about any of these certifications, please feel free to contact me by phone or email.



Wanda A. James

Certification Chair, AL HFMA