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.

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

Class starts October 2014


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Summer 2014 Coding Exam Preparation Classes

Advanced Diagnosis Coding Systems

Mondays/Wednesdays 5:30 - 9:30 PM

August 4 to September 10, 2014

Advanced Procedure Coding Systems

Saturdays 9 AM – 3 PM

August 2 to September 20, 2014



9/15 to 9/27     5:30 9:30 PM

Saturday 9/27    9AM – 3 PM