November 01, 2007
IMA Web University is an excellent way to learn specific topics and earn CEUs. The online system provides an opportunity to take courses at your own pace starting from $35 for ½ or 1 CEU. Courses vary in topics with different education contact hours and CEUs so it's worth taking a browse through their course catalog to find out which is right for you. Topics include 2007 Orthopedic Annual CEU Coding Scenarios, CPC, CPC-P and CPC-H Coding Scenarios from several years, E/M Coding topics, Patient accounting and Physicians Practice series and many more.
There were a couple of purchase options to choose from. An individual can register and pay online for one or multiple courses. Alternatively, companies can pay a group fee and receive access codes for their staff. Managers can access an administrative area of the website where they can analyze their staff's performance and determine where additional training may be required to ensure proficiency at their position.
A feature of the system is that it is self-paced so that you can log-in and out when you need to providing much needed flexibility for some of us. Each topic starts with a pre-test to ascertain the your knowledge and provides an opportunity to look at how others have done in comparison. From there you can proceed with the course moving through at your own pace. Finally finishing with a post-test to ascertain how much you learned. From there you can request your certificate of completion. Easy!
Overall IMA Web University is a great online tool that is interactive and easy to use that will help you learn useful, specific information and earn CEU's at the same time.