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Billing & Coding Specialist
Medical Coding Professionals are individuals who transform written descriptions of disease, injuries, and procedures into numerical designations. This information is then used for clinical decisions, reimbursement of insurance claims, and indexing statistics and research.
New, Online Billing and Coding Specialist ProgramSussex County Community College is now offering a new, online Billing and Coding Specialist certificate. Students enrolled in this program can take courses, all from the comforts of their own home. This is the only program in our Health Sciences Department that is completely online.
The Billing & Coding Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of Medical Coding. The Certified Billing and Coding Specialist Program at SCCC is a credentialed program that provides occupational education and training to prepare students to become knowledgeable in the entry-level role of Billing & Coding Specialist. The curriculum is based on the standards and guidelines set forth by The National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Courses include Medical Terminology, Medical Insurance, Medical Coding, Using ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS, Computerized Medical Practice Management (Medisoft), and Electronic Medical Records (SpringCharts). The program has starts in fall and spring of 30 week full-time or online program. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a certificate and are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the NHA to be become a Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) or the ANC Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam.
This program does not qualify for assistance through the financial aid office, but individuals may qualify for grants or scholarships through other sources. To learn more about the options available to you, please contact the grant liaison at (973) 300-2149.
Career OptionsMedical Coders are employed by hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, ambulatory care facilities, nursing facilities, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), insurance companies, and health data organizations.