Individuals can take free, web-based classes with the Medicare Learning Network by creating a user account at Learner.minims.com and selecting courses to take. The web-based courses from the Medicare Learning Network are self-paced, with a focus on common issues customers and health care providers face with Medicare or Medicaid services.
The web-based training courses from the Medicare Learning Network are available as a public service by government agencies. The training courses feature educational information about regulations and policies that is often useful for health care professionals.
Common courses available from the Medicare Learning Network as of 2015 include free Internet courses in Medicare payment policies, Medicare preventative services, the electronic prescribing incentive program, and fraud and abuse. Health care professionals can also opt to take courses to improve skills such as communicating with patients, billing and coding, physician quality reporting, office management and provider compliance. Courses cover general Medicare program information, details about evaluation and management of medical offices who accept Medicare coverage from patients and approved medical equipment, prosthetics, supplies and orthotics.
Health care professionals can also opt to take courses related to federal regulations and acts such as the Affordable Care Act compliance regulations and infection control guidelines. All courses feature a printable certificate to show proof of completion and pass rate.