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Welcome to Three Rivers AAHAM’s website! We are proud of our website and our chapter. Our members represent the Revenue Cycle staff of Western Pennsylvania hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, physicians, vendors and payer offices. Our goal is to help our members manage the ever-changing world of Revenue Cycle. Three Rivers AAHAM Officers and Board of Director invite you to join us and enjoy the support and knowledge that our group provides! If you would like to get involved, please reach out to anyone on the Board.

What is AAHAM? 

Founded in 1968 as the American Guild of Patient Account Management (AGPAM), the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management was initially formed to serve the interests of hospital patient account managers. Today, AAHAM has evolved into a national membership association that represents a broad-based constituency of healthcare professionals providing premier professional development resources and networking opportunities to healthcare professionals across the United States. AAHAM’s resources include publications, conferences and seminars, benchmarking, professional certification and networking offer numerous opportunities for increasing the skills and knowledge that are necessary to function effectively in today’s health care environment.

Thank you for visiting AAHAM’s Three Rivers Chapter website serving the local Western Pennsylvania healthcare community. We’d like to help you advance your career through our certification and training programs, click on the Join tab and begin receiving the benefits of the Three Rivers Chapter.

AAHAM Three Rivers chapter offers a variety of educational events including conferences and webinars to provide updates regarding hot topics within the healthcare industry. Please visit our Education page to learn more regarding our upcoming events.
AAHAM Three Rivers Chapter publishes two newsletters a year providing detailed updates regarding local and national AAHAM initiatives and revenue cycle updates. Members can print or access the newsletter articles online within the Members Portal.
AAHAM offers a number of nationally recognized certifications including Certified Revenue Cycle Executive (CRCE), Certified Revenue Cycle Professional (CRCP), Certified Revenue Integrity Professional (CRIP), Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist (CRCS), and Certified Compliance Technician (CCT). To learn how you one of our certifications can benefit you, please visit our Certifications page.

2019 CHAPTER LEADERSHIP

PRESIDENT

BRENDA FRAAS, CRCE-I

UPMC Corporate Revenue Cycle
Office 369W, Quantum 1
2 Hot Metal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Office: (412) 432-5473
Fax: (412) 432-5555
Cell: (412) 225-8843
fraasbl2@upmc.edu

VICE PRESIDENT

KANDI HOUSLEY

St. Clair Hospital
1000 Bower Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA
Office: (412) 942-3620

TREASURER

BRENDA COLALELLA

Office: (412) 298-4836

SECRETARY

LAURA MOSS

Mount Nittany Medical Center
327 Crystal Street
Johnstown, PA  15906
Office: (814) 234-6181

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

EXECUTIVE BOARD

BARBARA WINWOOD, CRCE-I

UPMC Presbyterian
1st Floor, D100.7
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 647-0159 | (412) 780-4509 cell | winwoodb@upmc.edu

CERTIFICATION

Beth Hoover

Allegheny Clinic|Allegheny Health Network
4 Allegheny Center, 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 330-5039 | beth.hoover@ahn.org

COMMUNICATION

Alyshia Ravida

UPMC Health Plan
600  Grant Street
14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 983-8121| Inksad2@upmc.edu

EDUCATION

Christine L. Ifft, CRCE-I, CHAM

PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc.
430 Innovation Drive
Blairsville, PA 15717
(724) 343-4060 x239 | CIfft@phoenixrehab.com

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS/LEGISLATIVE CHAIR

Ken Krieger

Meduit
1358 Cardinal Drive
Pittsburgh, PA  15243
(412) 277-2166 | ken.krieger@meduitrcm.com

LEGAL COUNSEL/BY LAWS

Charles J. Hilton, Esquire

Charles J. Hilton & Associates, PC, Attorneys at Law
Oakmont Station Two, Suite 203, 527 Cedar Way
Oakmont, PA   15139
(412) 435-0162 | chilton@cjhiltonlaw.com

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Holly Horn

St. Clair Hospital
1000 Bower Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15243
(412) 942-3618 | holly.horn@stclair.org

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

CHAPTER EXCELLENCE CHAIR

Lisa Hennigan, CRCE-I

Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic of UPMC
3811 O’Hara Street, E521
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 246-5050 | henniganl@upmc.edu

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP & SCHOLARSHIP

BARBARA WINWOOD, CRCE-I

UPMC Presbyterian
1st Floor, D100.7
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 647-0159 | (412) 780-4509 cell | winwoodb@upmc.edu

NEWSLETTER CHAIR

CHRISTINE KUSH

St. Clair Hospital
1000 Bower Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
(412) 942-3616 | (412) 260-9099 cell | christine.kush@stclair.org