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Continuing Online Education Continuing online education is a very important part of the training and education of practitioners in the medical billing, coding, and transcription. The healthcare field is growing in size and complexity. Keeping your skills current and expanding on your knowledge is the key to job security and earning power. What is continuing education? Continuing education or CE as it is sometimes referred to is simply the process of updating and expanding your education in your chosen field. An example of this would be online medical billing courses for continuing education credits. This has been a requirement in many fields for years, but now you can acquire these credits online rather than in a traditional classroom setting. This makes things much easier time wise, and more affordable as well, as the online learning opportunity is generally cheaper than traditional classroom courses. However the same rules of accreditation that apply to traditional courses also apply to continuing online education. Reasons for continuing education There are several reasons for continuing education, the most compelling is that the knowledge require to stay current in the fields of medical billing, coding, and transcription is increasing. New government regulation are constantly coming out that affect these fields and practitioners have to be on top of these changes so that they can continue to offer their clients (or bosses) top notch proficiency in the work they do. Continually expanding your skill set and knowledge base through continuing online education will mark you as a consummate professional and allow you to be competitive job and salary wise with your peers in the field. What is continuing education? It is job security, pay, professionalism, and professional development. These are all strong reasons for continuing education, and the requirements that many professions impose on their members to maintain their certifications. Online continuing education credits These are educational credits that you get by taking and successfully completing online CE courses. There are various requirements for working professionals as to how many CEU's (continuing education units) you need to complete per year in various related subjects. Online continuing education credits allow you to satisfy these requirements outside the traditional classroom setting, in a flexible and self -paced online course. This is very helpful to busy professionals who are trying to manage tight schedules and still get all their requirements in for the year. You would seek out continuing online education courses in the same way you do for traditional classes. Remember that accreditation should be your first concern, so that you can be certain you are receiving qualities educational credits that will be accepted the professional certifying organizations that you belong to. Chances are that the professional organizations of medical billers, coders, and transcriptionists will have resources to help you identify quality online courses from properly accredited schools. This saves you the time and trouble of having to evaluate all of these courses yourself. The trade organizations have a vested interest in assuring their professionals maintain their CEU's and fulfill all the requirements of remaining certified and pursuing the appropriate business development opportunities. Continuing online education is definitely the wave of the future. I predict that you will see less traditional classes and more online continuing education credits. CEU's can be delivered to busy professionals so much more efficiently this way, and cheaply. NUrsing ceus online
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