Medical Billing & Coding
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Become a Medical Biller and Coder

Swedish Institute’s Medical Billing & Coding (MBC) program provides students with an understanding of the didactic theories and skills required for gainful employment in medical administration. Course topics covered in this program include insurance billing and coding, healthcare regulatory requirements, and payment processing. Successful completion of this certificate program prepares students for entry-level jobs as medical billers, insurance claims specialists, or other administrative roles in a medical setting.

Graduates of the Medical Billing & Coding program receive a certificate that the New York State Board of Regents authorizes and are eligible to enroll in Swedish Institute’s Clinical and Medical Assistant degree program. Students will also be provided with course materials to assist in preparation for the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification examination.

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What to Expect in the Program

The Medical Billing & Coding program is available in a 48 quarter-credit (9-to-12 month) course sequence. Day and evening classes are available for this program. The Medical Billing & Coding program prepares students for handling the responsibilities associated with medical insurance, coding, processing, and medical administrative procedures, and for meeting the regulatory requirements of the healthcare delivery system.

This program provides students with in-depth knowledge of the ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM manuals, V codes, E codes and CPT manual and coding guidelines. Successful completion will result in students being able to: utilize electronic healthcare records while maintaining the confidentiality and security of patient information; utilize information technology to complete tasks such as office scheduling, medical billing, and records management; perform diagnostic and procedure coding; and demonstrate routine and specialized procedures used in billing and insurance processing in a variety of healthcare settings. Courses are not necessarily offered in the sequences in which they appear in the catalog.

Want to know more about what a day in the life of a Medical Billing & Coding student is like? Check out a Sample Schedule!

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Academic Calendar

Semester Calendar
Massage Therapy, Nursing, Personal Training
2018 Spring Semester

Classes Begin Monday, May 7

Classes End Saturday, August 18

School is closed for Holidays, Memorial Day- Monday, May 28, Independence Day- Wednesday, July 4th

2018 Winter Semester

Classes Begin Tuesday, January 16

Classes End Saturday, April 28

School is closed for Holiday: Martin Luther King- Monday, January 15

2017 Fall Semester

Classes Begin Thursday, September 7

Classes End Friday, December 22

School is closed for Holiday: Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23 and

Friday, November 24

2017 Spring Semester

Classes begin Monday, June 26 *Massage Therapy only (morning classes)
Classes end Saturday, August 19

Classes begin Monday, May 8
Classes end Saturday, August 19

School is closed for Holidays:
Memorial Day – Monday, May 29
Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4

Quarter Calendar
Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Surgical Technologist
2018 Spring Quarter

Classes Begin Monday, April 16

Classes End Monday, July 2

School is closed for Holiday: Memorial Day- Monday, May 28

2018 Winter Quarter

Classes Begin Tuesday, January 16

Classes End Tuesday, April 3

School is closed for Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Monday, January 15

2017 Fall Quarter

Classes Begin Thursday, October 5

Classes End Friday, December 22

School is closed for Holiday: Thanksgiving- Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24

2017 Summer Quarter

Classes Begin Wednesday, July 12

Classes End Wednesday, September 27

School is closed for Holiday: Labor Day – Monday, September 4

Message from the Director

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Welcome Fellow Allied Health Professionals:

Thank you for your interest in the Clinical & Administrative Medical Assistant (CAMA) and

Medical Billing & Coding program (MBC) at Swedish Institute. We are excited that you have chosen one of these programs for becoming a medical professional in this field.

As a medical assistant, you will be trained to work both in the front and back office of a medical clinic, performing duties such as managing patient registration, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance, triage, and working directly with doctors assisting in patient medical history and examination, phlebotomy, measuring vital signs and EKG, sterilizing instruments for minor surgery, and performing common laboratory procedures.

Once the didactic portion of the program is completed successfully, you will undergo 200 hours of clinical externship either in a medical office, clinic, or in a local hospital affiliated with the program. Furthermore, you will be provided with course materials that will help support your journey to preparation for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification examination the American Medical Technologists (AMT) provide.

The MBC program at Swedish Institute is designed to provide you, the student, with the appropriate didactic theory and skills required to begin an entry-level career in billing and office administration. You will also be provided with course materials to assist in preparation for your National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification examination.

Swedish Institute will prepare you to navigate the real world medical environment. We have passionate and experienced instructors who actively work in the field to assist you towards meeting your goals. We welcome you with open arms.

Dr. Sharmalan “ Sam” Sathiyaseelan

Program Director

CAMA & MBC Program

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