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Program Name: Medical Billing/Coding Specialist
Provider Name: Moe Shea Corporation - Bordentown Location - PVS
CIP Name: Medical Billing And Coding Specialist (NJ specific code) (510720)

Description of the Program

This program is designed for students to begin careers in Medical Billing and Coding. This course consists of Patient Billing, Basic Medical Terminology, Understanding Health Insurance and Medical Coding. This course prepares students for certification in Medical Billing and Coding. A coding specialist is an individual who reviews and analyzes health records to identify relevant diagnoses and procedures for distinct patient encounters. The coding specialist is responsible for translating diagnostic and procedural phrases utilized by health care providers into coded form. The translation process requires interaction with the health care provider to ensure that the terms have been translated correctly. The coded information that results from the coding process is then utilized for reimbursement purposes, in the assessment of clinical care, to support medical research activity and to support the identification of health care concerns critical to the public at large.

Description of Unique Features Of The Program:

The American Health Information Management Association's Council on Certification (COC) administers an entry-level coding certification examination, the CCA (Certified Coding Associate). Programs that meet the criteria for coding approval have been determined by AHIMA to contain the necessary components that would prepare a student to be a competent, entry-level coder. Students who complete an approved coding certificate program should be ready to sit for the CCA exam.

Special Features:

 WIA Eligible: yes
 Child Care Offered On Site: no
 Assistance In Obtaining Child Care: no
 Wheelchair Accessible: no
 Career Counseling Available: yes
 Customized Training Services Provider: yes
 Distance Learning Services Provider: no
 Spanish Spoken By Staff: no
 Other Languages Spoken By Staff: no
 Evening Courses: yes
 Financial Aid Assistance Available: yes
 Linked to 1-stop system: yes
 Personal on-site job placement assistance: yes
 Access to America's Job Bank: yes

Program Cost & Basic Information:

Total Cost Of Program: $5,050.00
Pre-requisites For Admission: Must have high school diploma or GED/TABE
Total Clock Hours: 321 hours
Total Credit Hours: 0 hours
Calendar length of program: 3-5 months
Licensing Agency: Dept. of Labor & Workforce Dev. Private Vocational
Type Of Training Provider: Private Business and Technical Schools

Individual To Contact For More Program Information:

Contact: R. Tunde Azeez
Phone: (609) 324-9911   Ext: