Sussex County Community College’s Certified Billing and Coding program is accepting applicants for its new session beginning May 13. The program prepares students to become competent, entry-level clinical coding professionals in two semesters (30 weeks), provided they have a good working knowledge of computers, are detail-oriented and analytical, and possess organizational skills.
Medical Coding professionals 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. Medical Coders help prevent legal difficulties and ensure that providers receive full reimbursement in a timely manner. They work for hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, ambulatory care and nursing facilities, insurance companies, and health data organizations.
The SCCC Certified Billing and Coding program provides each student with the skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently contribute to the health care community.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by NHA (National Healthcareer Association) to become a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS). For more information on this program, please call Lori Jalosky at 973.300.2138
Sussex County Community College ∙ One College Hill Road ∙ Newton ∙ NJ ∙ 07860