Billing/CMRS Certification

Pre-Approved CEUs

American Medical Billing Association

AMBA CEU Approved | 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. 

AMBA CEU Submission Form

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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 2018 CPT1
AMA 2018 HCPCS1
AMA 2018 ICD-101
AMA 2017 CPT1
AMA 2017 HCPCS1
AMA 2017 ICD-101
AMA 2016 CPT1
AMA 2016 HCPCS1
Any Draft Version of ICD-101
Financial Management Of The Medical Practice1
HIPAA Plain and Simple (softbound)1
HIPAA Plain and Simple(Online Subscription)1
Avoiding Fraud and Abuse in the Medical Office1
EHR Implementation: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Medical Practice1
Coding with Modifiers: A Guide to Correct CPT and HCPCS Level II Modifier Usage1

American Accreditation HealthCare Commission/URAC CEUs

The Credentialing Guide by Garry Carneal, Kashmira Makwana, & Guy D’Andrea1

AMBA – American Medical Billing Association CEUs

AMBA National Conference 201812
AMBA National Conference 201712
AMBACode(CPT/ICD-10, HCPCS)3
Medical Billing Online Course20
Doctor’s Office Billing Online Course15
Basic Physical Therapy Billing Online Course6
Introductory ICD-10 Course 16
Introductory ICD-10 Course 26
Introductory CPT Coding Online Course6
Intermediate CPT-4 Coding Online Course6
Chiropractic 101 Billing Online Course6
CMS 1500 Claim Form Online Course6
HCPCS Coding Made Easy5
Fundamentals of E/M Coding8
Physician Auditing 1019
Advanced Claims Processing Manual8
Speaker at AMBA Seminar or Conference Per Each Session3
Participation on the AMBA National Advisory Board8
Participation on the Certifying Board of AMBA8

Webinars 2018

Private Payor Risks and headaches1
ADRs, Pre-Payment Reviews, Post-Payments Audits and Suspensions1
What the Heck? How Should Your Practice or Third-Party Billing Company React when Something Goes Wrong1
Health Care Employment Issues1
False Claims Act – Recent Cases Against Health Care Providers and Suppliers1
Third Party Billing Agreements1
Communication Risks – Email, Text Messages, Video and Social Media1
Preventing Medicare Termination and Revocation1
Health Care Marketing Practices1
Importance of Incorporation and Asset Protection for Third Party Billing Companies1
OIG Work Plan Update1

Webinars 2017

HIPAA Privacy – Audits, Privacy and Security Challenges1
Employer Scrutiny and Screening for Employees and Providers1
Employment Law Update, Issues and Considerations Facing Practices and Independent Billers1
Discounts and Waivers – What You Need to Know1
Emergency Disaster Events and Workplace Violence Incidents Preparedness1
Balance Billing and Billing Out of Network1
Medicare Termination and Revocation Prevention, Avoiding and Appealing Adverse Actions1
Cyber Update: HIPAA Audits, Encrypted Cell Phones, Emails and Texts, eFaxing and Cloud Computer Guidelines and Concerns1

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 Providers1
Incorporation and Asset Protection for Third-Party Billing Companies and Physician Practices1
Professional Courtesy, Discounts and Waivers1
Third-Party Billing Agreements – Does Your Contract Protect Your Interests?1
The False Claims Act and its Impact on Third-Party and Health Care Providers1
Compliance:  Improve Compliance with Statutory and Regulatory Requirements1
Pre-Payment Reviews, Post-Payment Audits and Suspension Actions1
Preventing Medicare Termination and Revocation1
Balance Billing, Billing Out of Network1
An Overview of OIG’s Fiscal Year 2017 Work Plan1
Reading the Tea Leaves – How Does 2017 Look for Billers and Providers1

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 Providers1
Best Practices for Compliance – Staying Ahead of the OIG1
Discounts and Waivers – When are they permissible? When are they likely illegal?1
Using an Overseas Billing Company – Using the Cloud to Store Your Data1
The False Claims Act and its Impact on Third Party Billers and Healthcare Providers1
Audit Entities and Mitigating Risks of Audits1
Pre-payment Reviews, Post-payment Audits and Suspensions1
Preventing Medicare Termination and Revocation1
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

Aspen Publishers CEUs

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary1

AUERBACH Publications CEUs

The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Complianceby Beaver & Herold3

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. Green1
3-2-1 Code It! Workbook By Michelle A. Green1
Medical Terminology for Health Professions(Fifth Edition) by Ehrlich & Schroeder1
Merriam-Webster Medical Office Handbook, 2nd Edition2
Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement-Michelle Green1
Understanding Health Insurance Workbook1
Understanding Hospital Coding and Billing: A Work text by Marsha S Diamond1
Understanding Medical Coding: A Comprehensive Guide 1st edition-Sandra L Johnson1
Understanding Medical Coding: A Comprehensive Guide 2nd edition-Sandra L Johnson1
Understanding Procedural Coding: A Worktext by Bowie/Schaffer1
Uniform Billing: A Guide to Claims Processing by Christina D Rizzo1
ICD-10-CM Professional for Physicians (Optum 360)1
ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians 20171
Coders Dictionary 20191
Detailed Instruction for Appropriate ICD-10-CM Coding 20171
CPT Standard 20191
Fundamentals of Insurance1
Medical Terminology for Insurance and Coding1
Understanding Medical Coding: A Comprehensive Guide1
Understanding Modifiers 20181
Coders Desk Reference for Procedures 20181
Medical Office Practice, 8th Edition1

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 https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-LearningNetwork-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/MLNCatalog.pdf

Medicaid Integrity Program Podcasts, Tools and Courses https://www.cms.gov/Medicare-Medicaid-Coordination/FraudPrevention/Medicaid-Integrity-Education/edmic-landing.html?utm_source=Medicaid+Integrity+Podcast+Series+%232&utm_campaign=CE+Podcast+%232&utm_medium=email

837P and Form CMS-15001.5
Acute Care and the IPPS1
Affordable Care Act Compliance Programs: Getting Started1
Avoiding Medicare Fraud & Abuse: A Roadmap for Physicians.5
Diagnosis Coding: Using the ICD-10-CM3
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) EDI Standards1
Home Health Change of Care Notice (HHCCN) and Advance Beneficiary Notice1
Medicare Billing: 837I and Form CMS-14501
Medicare Fraud & Abuse: Prevention, Detection and Reporting1
Medicare Parts C and D Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training and Compliance Training1
Medicare Secondary Payer Provisions1
Safeguarding Your Medical Identity1
SNF Consolidated Billing1
The Medicare Home Health Benefit.5
Your Institution in the World of Medicare1.5
Your Office in the World of Medicare.5
World of Medicare1
Medicare Billing Certificate Program for Part A Providers13.5
Medicare Billing Certificate Program for Part B Providers13.5

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).



F. A. Davis Company CEUs

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary by Donald Venes2

Greenbranch Publishing

Journal of Medical Practice Management6
Fast Practice Newsletter12
The Patient-Centered Payoff: Driving Practice Growth1
RVUs at Work1
Establishing, Managing and Protecting Your Online Reputation1
Physician’s Guide to the Business of Medicine1
Practice Acceleration!1
Medical Practice Guide to ERISA1

ICD10Code Online Courses and Code Set Databases

ICD10 PCS  Online Course + Code Set Database (Valid through 04/2020)1.5
ICD10CM Online Course + Code Set Database (Valid through 4/2020)1.5

Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc. CEUs

Physician Practice Management1
Marketing Your Clinical Practice1
Physician Manager’s Handbook1

Jossey-Bass (Wiley) CEUs

Medical Terminology for Dummies1
Essentials of Physician Practice Management by Keagy & Thomas3
The Power of Practice Management1

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins CEUs

Anesthesiologist’s Manual of Surgical Procedures by Richard A Jaffe1

Lorman Education Services CEUs

Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Texas1

McGraw-Hill Professional CEUs

Effective Documentation for Physical Therapy Professionals by Shamus & Stern1
Medical Billing & Coding Demystified by Burgos, Johnson, & Keogh1

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) CEUs

Understanding Compliance: A Program Guide Based on the OIG 2000 Guidance1
Operating Policy Procedures Manual for Medical Practices2
Patient Collections1
Physician Practice Management3
Compliance for Medical Billing Coding and Reimbursement1
Nurse Practitioners Business Practice and Legal Guide2
Policies and Procedures for the Electronic Medical Practice2
Out of Network Billing Collections Policies1
Billing Services1

National Provider Compliance Corporation

Medicare Changes Conferences (Exp. 12/31/2020)4

Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Medscape CME FREE Courses

Patient Privacy: A Guide for Providers1
HIPAA and You: Building a Culture of Compliance1
Examining Compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule1

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 Weiss3

PMIC – Practice Management Information Corporation CEUs

Medicare Compliance Manual by Arthur Gordon1
Third Party Payer Directory A Comprehensive Guide to Third Party Payers1
Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement1

Prentice Hall CEUs

The Practice of Medical Billing and Coding by ICDC Publishing Inc.1

Elsevier CEUs

Health Insurance Today1
Health Insurance Today Workbook1
CPC Coding Exam Review3
Medical Insurance Made Easy1
Step-By-Step Medical Coding  Edition by Carol J Buck3
Workbook for Step-By-Step Medical Coding  by Carol J Buck3

Springer Publishing Company CEUs

The Business of Medical Practiceby David E. Marcinko1

Strategy Business Plans LLC CEUs

Medical Claims Business Sample Business Plan1


Wiley CEUs

Million Dollar Consulting (TM) Toolkit: by Alan Weiss1
New Sales Speak: The 9 Biggest Sales Presentation Mistakes and How To Avoid Them1

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