CEUs for Networking

We have received many questions regarding the possibility of awarding CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for networking. Because of this, we would like to clarify the policy. Networking, by definition, is the process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. When this is the goal and networking is taking place at a chapter celebration, when officers are brainstorming and sharing ideas on how to enhance their chapters, or when attendees participate in ‘Get to Know You’ games, etc., CEUs will not be awarded.
CEUs are given for quality education/learning time only. Often when submitting application for CEUs, officers use the word networking to describe interaction between coders who are sharing technical or coding-related challenges. If this is the goal, CEUs can be awarded. A better description for this learning is a roundtable discussion. These discussions are interactive learning conversations where members offer suggestions or provide advice for work issues (new services that are being coded, denials they are receiving, workflow issues, etc.)
If you have any questions regarding this topic, please contact the CEU Vendor Department at 801-238-9899 or email valerie.jones@aapc.com. It is so impressive to see the career development that is provided at chapter meetings, and we want to do all we can to continue to support this climb!

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