Pre-Approved CEUs

Pre-Approved CEUs

American Medical Billing Association

Continuing Education Units

In order to maintain your CMRS certification, AMBA requires completion of 15 continuing education units (CEUs) annually. We have several methods of approved continued education.

CEUs must be earned in the calendar year following your initial CMRS Certification but by your anniversary date.

We do consider accepting CEUs that are not listed below on a case by case basis. CEUs might include magazine subscriptions, seminars, videos, online subscriptions, online courses, etc. 

Non pre-approved CEUs will be awarded at half the value of pre-approved CEUs. If something is not listed here, then it will be awarded at half credit.

Half (7.5) of your total CEUs earned must come through AMBA training, courses, webinars, seminars, workshops, chapter meetings, pre-approved vendor list and or products. 

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AMBA’s Pre-Approved CEU List

AAPC – American Academy of Professional Coders CEUs

AHIMA – American Health Information Management Association CEUs

MGMA – Medical Group Management Association

MMBA – Michigan Medical Billers Association

PAHCOM – Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management

PMI – Practice Management Institute CEUs

We approve (on the back-end) most content obtained through these associations at half the value unless already pre-approved through the AMBA

We will consider assigning up to 15 CEUs for additional certifications you pass during a year in which you need AMBA CEUs. Doing so will be strictly on a case by case basis and must be approved by our CEU department in order to be applied toward your annual requirement. 

AMA – American Medical Association Press CEUs

AMA 2017 CPT 1
AMA 2017 HCPCS 1
AMA 2017 ICD-10 1
AMA 2016 CPT 1
AMA 2016 HCPCS 1
AMA 2016 ICD-10 1
AMA 2015 CPT 1
AMA 2015 ICD-9 1
AMA 2015 HCPCS 1
Any Draft Version of ICD-10 1
Financial Management Of The Medical Practice 1
HIPAA Plain and Simple (softbound) 1
HIPAA Plain and Simple(Online Subscription) 1
Avoiding Fraud and Abuse in the Medical Office 1
EHR Implementation: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Medical Practice 1
Coding with Modifiers: A Guide to Correct CPT and HCPCS Level II Modifier Usage 1

American Accreditation HealthCare Commission/URAC CEUs

The Credentialing Guideby Garry Carneal, Kashmira Makwana, & Guy D'Andrea 1

AMBA – American Medical Billing Association CEUs

AMBA National Conference 2016 12
AMBA National Conference 2015 12
Medical Billing Online Course 20
Doctor’s Office Billing Online Course 15
Basic Physical Therapy Billing Online Course 6
Introductory ICD-9-CM Coding Online Course 6
Introductory ICD-10 Course 1 6
Introductory ICD-10 Course 2 6
Introductory CPT-4 Coding Online Course 6
IntermediateCPT-4 Coding Online Course 6
Chiropractic 101 Billing Online Course 6
CMS 1500 Claim Form Online Course 6
Compliance & HIPAA Online Seminar 6
Medical Billing & Training Seminar on DVD 6
Advanced Claims Processing Manual 8
Speaker at AMBA Seminar or Conference Per Each Session 3
Participation on the AMBA National Advisory Board 8
Participation on the Certifying Board of AMBA 8

Webinars 2017

HIPAA Privacy – Audits, Privacy and Security Challenges 1
Employer Scrutiny and Screening for Employees and Providers 1
Employment Law Update, Issues and Considerations Facing Practices and Independent Billers 1
Discounts and Waivers – What You Need to Know 1
Emergency Disaster Events and Workplace Violence Incidents Preparedness 1
Balance Billing and Billing Out of Network 1
Medicare Termination and Revocation Prevention, Avoiding and Appealing Adverse Actions 1
Cyber Update: HIPAA Audits, Encrypted Cell Phones, Emails and Texts, eFaxing and Cloud Computer Guidelines and Concerns 1

Webinars 2016

What are the Top 10 Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Compliance Efforts in 2016? 1
Employer Scrutiny and Screening for Current and New Employees and Providers 1
Incorporation and Asset Protection for Third-Party Billing Companies and Physician Practices 1
Professional Courtesy, Discounts and Waivers 1
Third-Party Billing Agreements – Does Your Contract Protect Your Interests? 1
The False Claims Act and its Impact on Third-Party and Health Care Providers 1
Compliance:  Improve Compliance with Statutory and Regulatory Requirements 1
Pre-Payment Reviews, Post-Payment Audits and Suspension Actions 1
Preventing Medicare Termination and Revocation 1
Balance Billing, Billing Out of Network 1
An Overview of OIG’s Fiscal Year 2017 Work Plan 1
Reading the Tea Leaves – How Does 2017 Look for Billers and Providers 1

Webinars 2015

What are the Top 10 Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Compliance Efforts in 2015? 1
Employer Scrutiny and Screening for Current and New Employees and Providers 1
Best Practices for Compliance - Staying Ahead of the OIG 1
Discounts and Waivers - When are they permissible? When are they likely illegal? 1
Using an Overseas Billing Company - Using the Cloud to Store Your Data 1
The False Claims Act and its Impact on Third Party Billers and Healthcare Providers 1
Audit Entities and Mitigating Risks of Audits 1
Pre-payment Reviews, Post-payment Audits and Suspensions 1
Preventing Medicare Termination and Revocation 1
HIPAA Privacy – Are You Fully Compliant with HIPAA’s Privacy & Security Rules? 1
OIG’s 2016 Workplan – Is Your Company in the Cross-haris? 1
Reading the Tea Leaves – How Does 2016 Look for Billers and Providers? 1

Webinars 2014

ICD-10: Don’t Get Caught By Surprise (Capario) 1
Reading The Tea Leaves in 2014 1
Overpayment Considerations 1
How Medical Necessity is Viewed Differently by Different Payers 1
In-House Billing Vs. Using a Third-Party Billing Company: Benefits & Risks 1
Identifying “Risks” and Modifying Your Compliance Plan to Take These Risks Into Account 1
Social Media - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 1
False Claims Act Update 1
Medicare Administrative Appeals – Challenges Facing Providers in Post Payment Appeals 1
Don’t Be Denied (HealthFusion) 1
Benefits of Incorporation and LLC Structures 1
AWV Live, Don Self & Associates 1
ERISA Live, Don Self & Associates 1
Prepayment Reviews – Post Payment Audits and Suspensions 1
How Should Your Billing Company or Practice Respond to Investigations? 1
Reading the Tea Leaves - How Does 2015 Look for Billers and Providers? 1

Webinars 2013

Red Hot Compliance Issues for 2013 1
Third Party Biller/Coder Physician Disputes – How Should You Avoid Common Pitfalls 1
Third Party Billing Contracts and Compliance; 1
Discounts and Waivers – When are they Permissible? When are they likely Illegal? 1
Third-Party Biller/Coder Physician Disputes - How Should You Avoid Common Pitfalls? 1
Ways of Getting Paid – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 1
Cloud Computing – The Benefits and Risks of Operating on the Cloud 1
The False Claims Act and its Impact on Third-Party Billers/Coders and Health Care Providers 1
Medicare Administrative Appeals – What Can We Expect In The Future? 1
Social Media – Key to Your Marketing Success or Cause of a State Medical Board Complaint? 1
Private Payor Headaches - How to Reduce Them 1
Pre-Payment Reviews, Post-Payment Audits and Suspensions 1
Reading the Tea Leaves - How Does 2014 Look for Billers and Providers? 1

Webinars 2012

HIPAA and Emerging Risks Part 1 1
HIPAA and Emerging Risks Part 2 1
False Claims Act Scorecard 1
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia Billing 1
What Goes Up Must Come Down: Legal Aspects in Employment Contracts 1
Optimizing Office Visits for Preventive Services (Kareo) 1
Getting Paid Accurately: What the National Health Insurer Report Card Means 1
False Claims Act Basics 1
Billing Crime and Punishment 1
Supreme Court Decision’s Effect on ACA 1
Audits and Compliance Under ACA 1
Cloud Computing and Outsourcing Billing Functions 1
Social Media Concerns 1
Responding to ZPICs and RACs 1
Liability of Billers and Coders Under the FCA 1
Compliance Update: 2013 OIG Work Plan and HIPAA/HITECH Regulations 1
Social Media and Compliance Issues for Healthcare Professionals 1
Red Hot Compliance Issues for 2013 1
ICD-10 – Making Sense of the Chaos 2
This is no Time to Go Into Retreat Mode (Kareo) 1
Finish Strong: Make 2012 Your Most Profitable Year!___Kareo 1
Effective Appeals in Medical Billing: Breaking Through the Barricade to Get Paid (Kareo)_ 1
Stop Denials in Their Tracks: Get Paid the First Time by Health Care Insurers__Kareo__ 1
Using RVUs to Improve Your Bottom Line (Kareo) 1
Improving Your Bottom Line Through Collections (Kareo) 1

Webinars 2011

Compliance and the OIG Workplan for 2012 1
Conducting Internal Investigations – Tips You Need to Know 1
If It’s Not Yours, Give It Back – Considerations When Returning Overpayments 1
Billing Anesthesia for Beginners 1
Chiropractic Billing 101 1
5010 (AMA – Gateway EDI) 3
ICD10/5010 Implementation 3
Replay ICD10/5010 Implementation 1
The Fundamentals of Improved Insurance Collections in Trauma Cases (Pendleton) 3

Webinars 2010

Grow Your Practice and Get Paid (Pendleton) 3
$44,000 in Stimulus Money – How Do I Get It? 3
$44,000 in Stimulus Money Update 3
Collections Down in 2009? Part 1 3
Collections Down in 2009? Part 2 3
Breakthroughs in Billing Company Profitability 3
The Power of Personal Branding 3
The Daily Basics of Medical Billing 3
Red Flags Rules CO Chapter 3
Red Flags Rules OH Chapter 3
Changes to Physical Medicine & Therapy for 2010 (Ramsdell) 3
Healthcare Reform – It’s Impact on AMBA members and their clients (Liles) 3
Healthcare Reform – Playback 1
Qualified EHR Systems and Earning the Stimulus Bonus (OH Chapter) 3
Billing Anesthesia for Beginners 3
Chiropractic Billing 101 3
ERISA: What You Don’t Know is Probably Costing You Money! 3
Tradeshow Marketing with Robin Roach 1

Local Chapters

All Local Chapter Meetings 1
Chapter Training During Meetings – 1 CEU for each 50 minutes to one hour  
Local Chapter Officer 6

Aspen Publishers CEUs

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary 1

AUERBACH Publications CEUs

The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Complianceby Beaver & Herold 3

Bryant and Stratton College Professional Skills Center

Selling to Specialist Physiciansby Sandra M. Peters  

Cengage Learning CEUs

3-2-1 Code It! By Michelle A. Green 1
3-2-1 Code It! Workbook By Michelle A. Green 1
Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices Green/Bowie 1
for Medical Necessity in the Physician’s Officeby Farwell/Favreau 1
Medical Terminology for Health Professions(2008 Edition) by Ehrlich & Schroeder 1
Merriam-Webster Medical Office Handbook, 2nd Edition 2
Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement-Michelle Green 1
Understanding Health Insurance Workbook 1
Understanding Hospital Coding and Billing: A Work text by Marsha S Diamond 1
Understanding Medical Coding: A Comprehensive Guide 1st edition-Sandra L Johnson 1
Understanding Medical Coding: A Comprehensive Guide 2nd edition-Sandra L Johnson 1
Understanding Procedural Coding: A Worktextby Bowie/Schaffer 1
Uniform Billing: A Guide to Claims Processing by Christina D Rizzo 1
ICD-10-CM Professional for Physicians (Optum 360) 1
ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians 2016 1
Coders Dictionary 2016 1
Detailed Instruction for Appropriate ICD-10-CM Coding 2016 1
CPT Standard 2016 1
Fundamentals of Insurance 1
Medical Terminology for Insurance and Coding 1
Understanding Medical Coding: A Comprehensive Guide 1
Understanding Modifiers 2016 1
Coders Desk Reference for Procedures 2016 1
Medical Office Practice, 8th Edition 1
Coding for Medical Necessity in the Physician’s Office 1

CMS & MLN (Medicare Learning Network) CEUs

National Provider Calls and Webinars require you to provide proof of attendance by attaching a copy of your confirmation email to the CEU form. 

You can view a list of educational materials that include the Web Based Training

Courses at

Medicaid Integrity Program Podcasts, Tools and Courses

837P and Form CMS-1500 1.5
Acute Care and the IPPS 1
Affordable Care Act Compliance Programs: Getting Started 1
Avoiding Medicare Fraud & Abuse: A Roadmap for Physicians .5
Diagnosis Coding: Using the ICD-10-CM 3
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) EDI Standards 1
Home Health Change of Care Notice (HHCCN) and Advance Beneficiary Notice 1
Medicare Billing: 837I and Form CMS-1450 1
Medicare Fraud & Abuse: Prevention, Detection and Reporting 1
Medicare Parts C and D Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training and Compliance Training 1
Medicare Secondary Payer Provisions 1
Safeguarding Your Medical Identity 1
SNF Consolidated Billing 1
The Medicare Home Health Benefit .5
Your Institution in the World of Medicare 1.5
Your Office in the World of Medicare .5
World of Medicare 1
Medicare Billing Certificate Program for Part A Providers 13.5
Medicare Billing Certificate Program for Part B Providers 13.5

All CMS Webinars and Teleconferences are pre-approved for CEUs. Agenda and enrollment information required.(You must turn in your confirmation email or a certificate).

e2o Health, Inc.

10 Weeks to ICD-10 (Feb. 16, 2015-Feb. 15, 2016) 10

F. A. Davis Company CEUs

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary by Donald Venes 2

Greenbranch Publishing

Journal of Medical Practice Management 6
Fast Practice Newsletter 12
The Patient-Centered Payoff: Driving Practice Growth 1
Auditing Physician Services: Verifying Accuracy in Physician Services 2
Field Guide to Physician Coding 1
RVUs at Work 1
Establishing, Managing and Protecting Your Online Reputation 1
Physician’s Guide to the Business of Medicine 1
Practice Acceleration! 1
Medical Practice Guide to ERISA 1

Health Shield Alliance Company

Medical Billing and Coding Seminar  Valid through 11/15/2015 15

ICD10Code Online Courses and Code Set Databases

ICD10 PCS  Online Course + Code Set Database (Valid through 05/2018) 3
ICD10CM Online Course + Code Set Database (Valid through 5/2018) 3

Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc. CEUs

Physician Practice Management 1
Marketing Your Clinical Practice 1
Physician Manager’s Handbook 1

Jossey-Bass (Wiley) CEUs

Medical Terminology for Dummies 1
Essentials of Physician Practice Management by Keagy & Thomas 3
The Power of Practice Management 1

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins CEUs

Anesthesiologist's Manual of Surgical Proceduresby Richard A Jaffe 1

Lorman Education Services CEUs

Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Texas 1

McGraw-Hill Professional CEUs

Effective Documentation for Physical Therapy Professionalsby Shamus & Stern 1
Medical Billing & Coding Demystifiedby Burgos, Johnson, & Keogh 1

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) CEUs

Understanding Compliance: A Program Guide Based on the OIG 2000 Guidance 1
Medical Office Billing 2
Operating Policy Procedures Manual for Medical Practices 2
The Physician Billing Process 12 Potholes to Avoid in the Road to Getting Paid 1
Patient Collections 1
Physician Practice Management 3
Compliance for Medical Billing Coding and Reimbursement 1
Nurse Practitioners Business Practice and Legal Guide 2
Policies and Procedures for the Electronic Medical Practice 2
Out of Network Billing Collections Policies 1
Billing Services 1

National Provider Compliance Corporation

Medicare Changes Conferences (Exp. 1/31/2018) 4

Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Medscape CME FREE Courses

Patient Privacy: A Guide for Providers 1
HIPAA and You: Building a Culture of Compliance 1
Examining Compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule 1

Office of Inspector General (OIG)
See CMS MedLean Computer Based Training Courses

Pfeiffer CEUs

Value-Based Fees: How to Charge and Get What You're Worth by Alan Weiss 3

PMIC – Practice Management Information Corporation CEUs

2016 CPT 1
2016 ICD-10 1
2016 HCPCS 1
2015 CPT 1
2015 ICD-9 1
2014 CPT 1
2014 HCPCS 1
2014 ICD-9 1
Medicare Compliance Manual by Arthur Gordon 1
Third Party Payer Directory A Comprehensive Guide to Third Party Payers 1
Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement 1

Prentice Hall CEUs

The Practice of Medical Billing and Codingby ICDC Publishing Inc. 1

Saunders Publishing CEUs

Health Insurance Today: A Practical Approach 1
Health Insurance Today: A Practical Approach Student Workbook 1
CPC Coding Exam Review : The Certification Step by Carol J Buck 3
Medical Insurance Made Easy:  Understanding the Claim Cycle by Jill Brown 1
Step-By-Step Medical Coding  Edition by Carol J Buck 3
Workbook for Step-By-Step Medical Coding  by Carol J Buck 2

Springer Publishing Company CEUs

The Business of Medical Practiceby David E. Marcinko 1

Strategy Business Plans LLC CEUs

Medical Claims Business Sample Business Plan 1

WCH Service Bureau, Inc.  (Exp 09/2015)

WCH Bulletin/WCH Times(Monthly Newsletter) 1

Wiley CEUs

Million Dollar Consulting (TM) Toolkit: by Alan Weiss 1
New Sales Speak: The 9 Biggest Sales Presentation Mistakes and How To Avoid Them 1

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