Become a CPC Exam PreparationCertified Professional Coder (CPC®) or a  Certified Coding Associate (CCA

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program

Program Overview and Objectives

The Medical Billing and Coding program at SUNY Downstate is a certificate program to assist individuals entering the field of medical coding.  A recent survey by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) showed that today the average wage in 2011 for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) was approximately $46,800.

This program provides the foundation information and skill development necessary for those seeking career opportunities as a certified coder in physician’s offices, hospitals, insurance companies, medical billing service departments and other health related facilities.   Students will acquire the skills necessary to perform all coding duties, fulfill coding regulations and ensure documentation for reimbursement. Emphasis is placed on government regulations that affect reimbursements for in-patient and out-patient claims. This program also meets the curricula expectation of ICD-10.  

Admission and requirements

Applicants must have a good command of the English language, basic computer skills and posses a GED or high school diploma.


Class starts September 22, 2014,  
Registration Deadline August 30, 2014

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Information Session                Tuesday August 6, 2014              4 - 6 PM  395 Lenox Rd, Edu Bldg. Classroom 1A

Medical Coding In-patient Setting Certificate Program

Program Overview and Objectives

The Medical Coding In-patient program at SUNY Downstate is a certificate program to assist individuals entering the field of medical coding.  This program provides the foundation information and skill development necessary for those seeking career opportunities as a certified coder in hospitals and other health related facilities.   Students will be trained in ICD-10-CM/PCS and acquire the skills necessary to perform all coding duties to fulfill coding regulations and ensure documentationto capture the severity of illness and risk of mortality of hospitalized patients.

 

Admission and requirements

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Business, Education, healthcare or related field, required; Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
  • Successful completion of a pre-assessment of readiness (determine the qualification, experience, and literacy of all candidate applying)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
  • Must be able to attend full-time

Class starts October 20, 2014. Deadline for submitting a completed application for the Medical Coding 'In-patient program is September 12, 2014.  An early application is encouraged.  Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis.  We offer opportunity for employment for the in-patient program.

 

For more information, please e-mail Joan.seawell@downstate.edu or call 718 270-4339.



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