CEU Verification Just Got Easier

CEU Verification Just Got Easier

If you’re one of the 25 percent of AAPC credentialed members randomly chosen for CEU verification, you won’t have to dig for those CEU certificates every two years thanks to a new tool where you can upload your certificate directly into your CEU tracker.

Verification Without Worry

Jamie Johns, manager of AAPC’s CEU department, said this will make it much easier for members chosen for verification. “The member can upload proof for each CEU, then they won’t have to submit anything additional unless notified,” she said.

Cutting the paperwork for verification, members can scan and upload paper certificates or upload PDF certificates, which are becoming more common, as they finish their CEUs, she explained. This effectively does away with that file or stack of CEUs that needs to be tracked.

Verification Without Fuss

Members won’t be notified of verification until it has been performed. Any additional certificates needed will be requested by the CEU team, which means most members chosen for verification won’t realize it has happened.

An instructional video will be posted on the AAPC website, and Customer Service Representatives can help talk first-timers through the process.

Here are some more bits of information that will help you:

  • AAPC accepts unaltered copies of the original PDF certificate. You will need to submit supporting documents ONLY if you are asked to.
  • If you are randomly selected to submit your supporting CEU documentation please note that all certificates of approval must contain the index number (pre-approved by AAPC), name of sponsoring organization, title of program attended, number of CEUs approved, and date of program.
  • You can view a list of items submitted online in your CEU Tracker under the Previously Submitted tab. Click Details next to the most recent submission.
  • It is not required to submit proof of AAPC education that is automatically entered into your CEU Tracker. These items will be listed in blue and are linked to the certificates.

Members selected before roll-out of the new tool will have to follow the old rules.

Brad Ericson

Brad Ericson

Director of Publishing at AAPC
Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, has been director of publishing for more than 10 years. Before AAPC he was at Optum for 13 years and Aetna Health Plans prior to that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.
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Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, has been director of publishing for more than 10 years. Before AAPC he was at Optum for 13 years and Aetna Health Plans prior to that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.

3 Responses to “CEU Verification Just Got Easier”

  1. Julie Moorehead says:

    Happy the AAPC added this feature. I have been audited twice now. Makes me wonder how random it really is with as many coders as are in the market now.

    Happy eaither way, I keep it legal.

  2. Connie M says:

    How are the CEUs for free webinars tracked/verified? (The Index number is shown at the end of the webinar).

  3. Brad Ericson says:

    Hi Julie,

    We have a computer program that just rolls numbers and grabs files at random. No people are involved in the choosing of those audited.

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