Keep Your Coding Certification Current With CEUs
Continuing Educational Units (CEU) is a nationally-recognized unit of credit which is equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an accredited program. This is a process of quantifying the time spent in the classroom during training activities and professional development.
The main purpose of Continuing Educational Unit is to offer a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has had one or more non-credit educational experiences. Professionals like doctors, nurses, medical coders are required to participate in CEU programs for a certain number of hours each year to keep their credentials or licenses to practice current. The number of CEUs required for certification or recertification varies by state and profession.
The medical coding professional needs continual education to stay tuned to medical coding updates, government regulations, and the like. If you’re a certified coder, you need to earn a certain number of CEUs to keep your certification alive. The more you get, the better it is for your coding career. But sometimes it might so happen that your CEUs might fall short of the minimum requirement; as such, you you’ll end up paying some hard cash to renew your certification and in the worst possible case, end up losing the certification.
How to get them? Certified coders can keep up their CEUs with a number of ways: training camps, seminars and conferences, Coding and Billing CD ROMs & MP3s. While you go about earning your continuing educational units, you also gather comprehensive knowledge related to your medical coding specialty.
AAPC provides various opportunities for certified coders to earn their continuing educational units and give a distinctive edge to their career. So get going.