Medical Billing and Coding
Become a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) or a Certified Coding Associate (CCA
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.
Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program
Program Overview and Objectives
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.
Class starts September 2016
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ICD-10 Class & Certification Prep:
The Office of Continuing Medical Education @ SUNY Downstate anounces a 6-week Immersion, (AHIMA-approved curriculum) to engage existing billers and coders in ICD 10 processes plus preparation for ICD-10certification. Our graduates are recognized for their astuteness as in-patient or out-patient billers and coders. For information contact us by phone at 718 270 2422 or by e-mail at ocme @downstate.edu.
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