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Medical Billing and Coding

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

The Medical Billing and Coding program at SUNY Downstate is a certificate program designed to assist individuals entering the field of medical billing and coding, or preparing for certification.  The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) 2015 data showed that the average wage for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) was approximately $50,000.

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.  

The fall 2017 class is full.  New application will be considered for fall 2018.

Application for Fall 2018

Click to download the Program Brochure

The International Classification of Diseases:

ICD-10 Class & Certification Prep:


The Office of Continuing Medical Education @ SUNY Downstate announces a 6-week Immersion, to engage existing billers and coders in ICD 10 processes

plus preparation for ICD-10 certification. Our graduates are recognized for their astuteness as in-patient or out-patient billers and coders.

Next Class June 2018.