Warning about MedCEU.com CE Provider

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    Some CE providers are claiming accreditation but they aren't when you go to confirm it. One example is www.medceu.com . I use to be registered with them. It was pretty convenient ...you pay a flat fee like $35 and you could do unlimited for a year. You read some material that was decent and did a post test and print a certificate. Later I and some other nurses noted that we were double billed one year and later found out that they were not certified through the ANCC or any ANCC approved certifier. They have a warning about them on the ANCC approved provider/certifier list. For some reason they are still in business. I talked with the ANCC and they said they had filed complaints with numerous regulatory agencies. I guess technically you could use them for contact hours from non accredited sources but I won't because of the double billing, false advertising and the fact that they send you email ads constantly ( I had to finally cancel an old address). They never answer emails and have no phone number.
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    Quote from HeyFraydo
    Some CE providers are claiming accreditation but they aren't when you go to confirm it. One example is www.medceu.com . I use to be registered with them. It was pretty convenient ...you pay a flat fee like $35 and you could do unlimited for a year. You read some material that was decent and did a post test and print a certificate. Later I and some other nurses noted that we were double billed one year and later found out that they were not certified through the ANCC or any ANCC approved certifier. They have a warning about them on the ANCC approved provider/certifier list. For some reason they are still in business. I talked with the ANCC and they said they had filed complaints with numerous regulatory agencies. I guess technically you could use them for contact hours from non accredited sources but I won't because of the double billing, false advertising and the fact that they send you email ads constantly ( I had to finally cancel an old address). They never answer emails and have no phone number.
    I am really glad you posted this. I had the same problems you did. I signed up for their annual unlimited CEU offer. It was a sweet deal and thought it was good. The year ended and they billed me for another year without asking for my permission. Then, I saw where they billed me again for the same year. I tried repeatedly to contact them through email and even tried to find a phone number. My emails were never responded to and I never received a refund. I actually forgot about it for a while and the next thing I knew, my credit card was debited again for yet another year. Stupid me! I finally called my credit card company and told them about it. They could only credit one charge. But, that did stop the charges.

    If you are using this company .... please be very careful.
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    Yikes! Thanks for the timely warning. A nurse acquaintance just told me about this company and I spent a bit of time looking the website over just a few days ago and actually planned to register this week. I think I just changed my mind....
    Thank You! And sorry you had such problems.


    Vickie
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    Thanks for posting this. You probably saved many of your nurse colleagues money, time, and headaches.
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    Hi,
    I was going to sign up for medceu just now and my husband said, "maybe you should check them out" I'm now glad I did. Thanks for the warning
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    Sorry I didn't run across your notice before this. I have quite a few 'credits' with this company but found out that they were not accepted by my state, FL. This state uses a web site called CEBroker.com that keeps track of our ceu's. They are extremely inflexible however and seem to have a good thing going for themselves. They will sell you all the ceu's you need and you have to subscribe with them for full service at the rate of about $35.oo per year. Seems to me to be just more corruption at the state level. I sure don't see why the state can't do that job itself. Anyway, I am left in the lurch without verifiable ceu's.
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    Does anyone have any experience with Medscape.com? I have ceu's through them also.
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    I just learned from my employer that medceu.com is not accredited to award ceu's. After doing a google search I found this post from 2004! I feel like a fool! I have been using them for years. I too was once double billed but American Express took care of the charges when I called them. I am also a little peeved that I have been a member of allnurses.com since 2001 and never saw this post before. Why is this company still in business?
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    Back in 2001 I wrote the ANCC about this company. This is what I got from them:

    10-05-2001, 12:01 AM #1 (permalink)
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    P_RN
    Quite tired RN



    I got this from the ANA :
    Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 09:06:02 -0400
    From: Barbara Feild <Bfeild@ana.org>
    Subject: medceu -Reply
    To________edited my addy out_______

    Quote:
    P***, Medceu is not an accredited CE provider with ANCC. They erroneously
    claim to be approved through one of our approvers, the Alabama Nurses
    Association. I also know that they claim to be approved through the
    California board of nursing, but are not. I have had many
    inquiries/complaints about Medceu. I have been told that both the AL
    Nurses Association and the Florida board of nursing are pursuing
    Medceu on criminal charges.
    Aren't you glad you asked?
    Barbara Feild
    Sr. Accreditation Specialist
    800-284-2378, ext 7263
    __________________________________

    There is the 800 number: Please don't take anyone's word for it. It's your money and your time. Find out from the official source, your SBON and/or the ANCC ANCC Accreditation of Continuing Nursing Education Providers
    Last edit by P_RN on Dec 23, '06
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    If any of you have unresolved issues, I would encourage you to file a complaint with the BBB. I have had great luck with scammers and other illegitmate business by contacting the BBB. I don't do it very often, but the few times I have filed complaints, it was in my favor to have filed against them.

    For MEDCEU: The Better Business Bureau National Information System


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