The Prior Authorization Certified Specialist (PACS) graduates are expanding patient access, advocating for better patient outcomes, and leading the reimbursement and access industry.
The path to becoming an exceptional reimbursement and access professional starts with PACS.
What you need to know about PACS™
Take the first steps towards achieving the gold standard in the healthcare and life sciences industry.
Several Advisory board meetings held with leaders and subject matter experts.
ACMA received IACET accreditation, whose processes helped us build a rigorous curriculum.
Prior authorization certified specialist program designers developed content using psychometric analysis to ensure that graduates are held to the highest standards of learning and assessment.
Prior Authorization Certified Specialist program established standards for knowledge, technical skills and professional practice for those working within the payer landscape.
ACMA works with experts from PBMs, payers, pharma, and healthcare to develop the newest and best content for the prior authorization certified specialist curriculum.
Content is always updated to reflect new business practices, technologies, market challenges and regulatory changes.
Certified Healthcare Professionals earn 24% more than their uncertified colleagues.
The PACS Certification demonstrates that professionals have met rigorous standards through intensive study, self-assessment and evaluation. Achieving the PACS demonstrates the highest standards of knowledge, and excellence in the prior authorization field.
The Prior Authorization Certified Specialist Program (PACS) is an official certification accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training/ American National Standards Institute (IACET/ANSI). ACMA is also a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.More program info
The Prior Authorization Certified Specialist program (PACS) content was developed by over 30 subject matter experts from academia, managed care, benefit managers, health plans, and experts from the pharmaceutical industry.
Every 3 years you are required to maintain your certification. You can do this by either (1) completing 10 hours of continuing education credits approved by the ACMA or (2) taking the board exam.
Yes. The ACMA offers a flexible payment plan where you can pay in 3 easy installments. Additionally, you can use PayPal credit if you qualify.See payment info
ACMA is proud to offer scholarships to all of our eligible enrollees. Please contact us for more information, or view the scholarships information page.Scholarship info
The Prior Authorization Certified Specialist program (PACS) takes on average about 10-12 hours to complete. It is self-paced, so everyone will be different. Once you enroll in the PACS program, you have up to 6 months to complete it.