SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
School of Health Professions
Medical Billing and Coding
Become a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®) 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.
Program Overview and Objectives
This program provides the 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 fulfill coding regulations and ensure documentation for appropriate reimbursement. Emphasis is placed on government regulations that affect reimbursements for in-patient and out-patient claims. This program meets the curricula expectation of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
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- The International Classification of Diseases
- ICD-10 Class & Certification Prep
- The School of Health Professions announces a 6-week Immersion/Certification Preparation, 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.