Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MedLearn (CMS) Web Based Training Programs -- Free CEUs, CMEs (2 Courses) From Multiple Organizations

CMS offers a number of Web Based Training (WBT) programs which offer CEUs which should be of interest to Coders and others.  Of special interest to everyone involved in risk adjustment is a CBT on Part C and Part D Risk Adjustment.   Two of the WBTs even offer CMEs approved by the AMA:

  • Safeguarding Your Medical Identity
  • Avoiding Medicare Fraud and Abuse: A Roadmap for Physicians

The following organizations offer continuting education credits:

·         American Association of Medical Audit Specialists
·         American Medical Billing Association
·         California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants
·         Healthcare Billing & Management Association
·         Medical Association of Billers
·         National Academy of Ambulance Coding
·       American Association of Medical Assistants
·       AAPC

And don't forget, SCAN Health Plan also offers free Continuing Medical Education on!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Presentation on HCC University

There is a new presentation and quiz on, with a corresponding quiz that you may be interested in.  The presentation covers changes to the CMS-HCC model, including things like the addition of Morbid obesity, and fibrotic lung diseases.  It also covers the deletion of previously included codes, like CKD stages I-III and polyneuropathy.  There are documentation tips for some of the new procedure codes, as well as some lessons learned from the last CMS Risk Adjustment Data Validation Study.  Finally,  there is a quiz, to help you test your knowledge of the new model and the common documentation errors that physicians encounter.  We urge you to share this  presentation and quiz with everyone involved in risk adjustment in your organization, especially physicians and physician extenders who may benefit from the documentation tips.  You can review the presentation at:


If you are interested in having a webinar training session to cover the presentation, please feel free to contact us at