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Welcome to the NAMCS Continuing Education Program

Developed by: National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Care Statistics

This web-based module was designed for clinicians and other healthcare providers who are participating or are considering participating in NAMCS and will discuss what they need to know about NAMCS. This program has also been designed for other health professionals as an introduction to the methods, design, and products associated with NAMCS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and designates this web-based activity for a maximum of (1.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CDC has also been accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides (1.0) contact hours. The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), and is authorized by IACET to offer (0.1) ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.


  • Describe the purpose and scope of NAMCS.
  • Identify the strengths and limitations of NCHS survey methods.
  • Illustrate how NAMCS data are used to inform researchers and practitioners.
  • Describe the impact of physician involvement on the accuracy of estimates.
  • Describe how CDC ensures confidentiality and complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in its national healthcare surveys.

Computer requirements:

The training requires the Adobe Flash plugin (version 9.0 or higher) and Adobe Reader (version 7.0 or higher), which are available for a wide range of browsers on the Adobe website.

When you are ready, you may begin the self-assessment.

Click here to begin Training


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