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Continuing Education Credit Information

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Many professional associations and organizations award continuing education credit for participation in MLN Connects™ National Provider Calls (MLN Connects Calls) that may be used towards keeping a license or certification current. MLN Connects is a part of the Medicare Learning Network® (MLN)*.

  • If You Plan to Participate in an MLN Connects Call
    Continuing education credits may be awarded by your professional licensing or certifying association or organization for participation in an MLN Connects Call. If you are an individual who will be participating in one of our calls and you plan to request continuing education credit from your professional licensing or certifying association or organization, and if this entity requires proof of registration, you will personally need to register for the call through our MLN Connects Call registration website.  CMS does not provide certificates as proof of participation. Please retain the confirmation email and call presentation materials for your records. If your professional association or organization is not listed below, please contact it directly for questions related to continuing education credit for participation in an MLN Connects Call.

  • Professional Licensing or Certifying Organizations
    Professional licensing or certifying organizations that award continuing education credit for participation in an MLN Connects Call may notify their members that these calls are an approved learning activity by listing their organization’s name  along with a brief statement of what participants need to do to receive credit on this page. An officer or official representative from the professional licensing or certifying organization should email us at MLNConnectsCalls@cms.hhs.gov.

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Please note: The continuing education statements below were provided to CMS by the entities listed. If you have questions concerning what you need to do to receive credit for participation in an MLN Connects Call or any other questions related to continuing education credit, please contact your respective association or organization for guidance, not CMS.

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    • American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
      If you have attended or are planning to attend a CMS National Provider Conference Call, you should be aware that CMS does not provide certificates of attendance for these calls. Instead, the AAPC will accept your e-mailed confirmation and call description as proof of participation. Please retain a copy of your e-mailed confirmation for these calls as the AAPC will request them for any conference call you entered into your CEU Tracker if you are chosen for CEU verification. Members are awarded one (1) CEU per hour of participation.

 

    • American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM)
      AAHAM credential holders may claim 1 CEU per 60 minutes of attendance at an educational program relating to a MLN Connects Call. Please maintain documentation about the program for verification purposes to include with your CEU submission to AAHAM.  For detailed information about AAHAM's CEU requirements, see the Recertification Section on AAHAM's website.

 

 

    • American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE®)
      The American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) is the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) standard-setting and certification body and promotes the professional growth of leaders. Continuing education hours are granted for programs that include relevant content aimed at improving management competence and medical practice management knowledge.

      If the content of your program is related to The Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management it is eligible for ACMPE continuing education credit. We do not require our members to have a credit hour form to enter their eligible hours. They can simply go to the my transcript area of the MGMA website and enter their continuing education hours based on the standard program materials that you typically provide and we recommend that the program brochure or materials is kept for their records in case of an audit. ACMPE matches hour-for-hour minus breaks and meals.

      When applying this to webinars, only live deliveries of information are eligible for ACMPE continuing education credit. On-demand or pre-recorded webinars are not eligible.

 

    • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
      AHIMA credential-holders may claim 1 CEU per 60 minutes of attendance at an educational program. Maintain documentation about the program for verification purposes in the event of an audit. A program does not need to be pre-approved by AHIMA, nor does a CEU certificate need to be provided, in order to claim AHIMA CEU credit. For detailed information about AHIMA's CEU requirements, see the Recertification Guide on AHIMA's web site.

 

    • American Medical Billing Association (AMBA)
      AMBA will accept your e-mailed confirmation as proof of participation. Print the e-mail and attach it to AMBA's CEU form. Members are awarded one (1) CEU per hour of participation.

 

    • Association of Professional Medical Billers & Administrators (APMBA)
      APMBA will accept your e-mailed confirmation as proof of participation. Print the e-mail and fax it to the APMBA. Members are awarded one (1) CEU per hour of participation.

 

    • Association of Registered Health Care Professionals (ARHCP)
      The Association of Registered Health Care Professionals (ARHCP) will accept your e-mailed confirmation as proof of participation. You can submit the email confirmation via fax or email to your member services representative. Members are awarded one (1) CEU per hour of participation.

 

    • Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC)
      BOC offers one CEU for each hour of participation on MLN Connects Calls. Participants can submit their own CEUs online by logging in to MyBOC or by submitting documentation along with the CE Submission Form, which can be found at http://www.bocusa.org/continuing-education. An email confirmation from CMS is sufficient for proof of participation.

 

    • The Commission on Dietetic Registration, the Credentialing Agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
      The Commission on Dietetic Registration awards one (1) CPEU for every one (1) contact hour of live (real-time), CPE-eligible education provided.  CDR-credentialed practitioners who participate in these calls may receive CPE credit for them, provided that the content is “dietetics-related” as defined in CDR’s Professional Development Portfolio Guide, and so long as the content of the call matches the Learning Plan of the participant.  In order to receive CPE credit for participation in this activity, CDR-credentialed practitioners must log this activity in their Activity Logs under CPE Activity Type 170, and must also retain for their documentation either a certificate of completion/attendance or an agenda/timing outline from the activity. 

 

    • Commission on Paraoptometric Certification (CPC)
      If you are attending a CMS National Provider Conference Call, you should be aware that CMS does not provide certificates of attendance for these calls. CPC will accept your e-mailed confirmation as proof of participation. Print the e-mail and include with the renewal statement at the time the certification is due.  CPOCs will be awarded one (1) CEU per hour of participation.

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    • Medical Association of Billers (MAB)
      Certified Medical Billing Specialists (CMBS) will receive one CEU per hour of instruction through the CMS National Provider Calls.  Please submit your confirmation email with webinar underlined for credit.

 

    • Medical Management Institute (MMI)
      The Medical Management Institute (MMI) will accept your e-mailed confirmation as proof of participation. You can submit the email confirmation via fax to 678-669-2483 ATTN: CEU Department, or email to info@mmiclasses.com. Members are awarded one (1) CEU per hour of participation.

 

    • National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) 
      NCCDP will accept your e-mailed confirmation as proof of participation in the CMS MLN Connects™ National Provider Calls. Please print  the e-mail call in confirmation and attach it to NCCDP renewal CEU form. Members who are CDP, CDCM, CADDCT or CFRDT are awarded one (1) CEU per hour of participation. If you have any questions please call 1.877.729.5191 Membership Services. 

 

    • Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM)
      PAHCOM Certified Medical Managers (CMMs) and Health Information Technology Certified Managers for Physician Practice (HITMC-PPs) may claim one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for every hour of educational instruction received at CMS educational programs relevant to your specific certification.  PAHCOM will issue a CEU certificate for your records upon receipt of your e-mail to ceu@pahcom.com including the topic, date, and length of call.  While a certificate is not necessary to claim CEUs in your online PAHCOM CEU Log, it is necessary in case of an audit.  Always keep proof of CEUs on file!