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Medical Billing and Medical Coding

Medical Billing & Coding CareerOverview:

Overview - Medical Billing and Coding Training Program 

Medical billers and coders collect, analyze, and manage the information that steers the healthcare industry.  They have an advanced knowledge of insurance and medical claims processing in accordance with professional, legal, and insurance industry standards.  At the heart of the profession’s information responsibilities are records, both computer and paper based.  Medical billers and coders orchestrate collection of many kinds of documentation from a variety of sources, monitor the integrity of the information, and ensure appropriate access to the individual record. Medical coders spend their days sorting through patient charts to assign these codes and ensure that the health care providers they work for are properly reimbursed for their services. Coding accurately is not easy – the coder must carefully read the doctor’s and nurse’s notes to determine exactly what services the patient received.

Program Overview:

This program is designed for healthcare professionals, billing professionals, office managers and those interested in the business aspect of healthcare.  Students will be introduced to a basic understanding of the organization and processes for completing and submitting insurance claims.  Special emphasis will be placed on physician billing and medical office procedures as it applies to working in a medical office.  Students will learn basic medical office procedures, medical terminology, basics of medical coding and 10-key skills.  At the end of this program, students will have the skills needed to obtain entry-level positions in medical offices and billing services, and sit for a national certification exam.

Prerequisites:

Prerequisites for this course are vital to ensure success in this program.  Candidates interested in this program must meet the following prerequisites:

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Proficiency in English (reading, writing & speaking skills)
  • At least 18 years of age, although exceptions have been made on an individual basis
  • Hand-to-eye coordination and finger agility
  • Suitable vision, normal or corrected
  • No prior criminal offenses - Employers often perform background checks on applicants.  

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • Basic medical terminology
  • Basic anatomy and physiology

300 Hour Program: 

Monday and Wednesday evenings 5:45 - 9:45 p.m.

Medical Billing: March 9 - June 24, 2015  Tuition: $1,200

Medical Coding: July 6 - December 9, 2015  Tuition: $2,100

Combined Medical Billing and Coding Program Tuition:  $2,700 

Financial Assistance: 

Need-based financial assistance may be available.  Email lifelong@sunyocc.edu for information and application.

REGISTRATION BEGINS February 1, 2015. Class size limited.​

Info Session will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. in Mulroy Hall, 4926 Onondaga Road (Rt 173).  Questions?  Email  lifelong@sunyocc.edu or call 498-6000.