Medical Billing and Coding
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.
The Billing and Coding program is a part-time evening and weekend program. We also offer a full-time program in conjunction with North Shore LIJ. For more information about the full-time program, click here.
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.
Fall 2014 Class starts September 22, 2014,
Next Class starts September 2015
Click to download the Program Brochure