AAPC 2009 Physician Educational Retreat in Hawaii Approved for 10 CMEs

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The AAPC's 2009 Physician Educational Retreat for Coding and Compliance in Hawaii has been approved for 10 AMA PRA Category 1 credits through the joint sponsorship of the University of Utah School of Medicine and the American Academy of Professional Coders.

The location is ideal for the professional that is seeking top-notch education and networking coupled with a Hawaiian experience.

The AAPC's 2009 Physician Educational Retreat for Coding and Compliance in Hawaii has been approved for 10 AMA PRA Category 1 credits through the joint sponsorship of the University of Utah School of Medicine and the American Academy of Professional Coders. Held Sept. 10 - 12, 2009 at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa on Oahu, the conference will enable physicians to earn up to 10 CME credits and enjoy a tropical getaway at the same time.

"Physicians will benefit from this conference by gaining knowledge and earning CME credits," said Melanie Mestas, conference director at the AAPC. "The location is ideal for the professional that is seeking top-notch education and networking coupled with a Hawaiian experience."

The three-day conference provides attendees the opportunity to attend educational breakout sessions and network with other health care professionals. Sessions will address topics such as EHR development and implementation, community health centers, compliance issues in medical record documentation and templates, among others.

Registration is now open and can be done on the AAPC's 2009 Physician Educational Retreat Web site at http://www.aapc.com/conferences/hawaii-physician-retreat/, or by calling 800-626-2633 and selecting option 8.

About the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
The AAPC (http://www.aapc.com) is the nation's largest medical coding training and certification association for medical coders. The AAPC provides credentials to medical coders in physician offices, outpatient facilities and payer environments. The certifications AAPC offers are Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Coder - Hospital (CPC-H®) and Certified Professional Coder - Payer (CPC-P®), as well as 18 specialty-specific credentials and the Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coderâ„¢ (CIRCCâ„¢) credential. These credentials represent the gold standard certifications for medical coding. AAPC provides a wide variety of benefits to its nearly 80,000 members worldwide.

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