Become a Medical Biller & Coder

Providing quality healthcare involves more than face-to-face patient care. Medical Billing and Coding employees handle the behind-the-scenes operations that are vital to the success of medical practices. Swedish Institute’s Medical Billing and Coding program provides students with an understanding of the foundation and skills required for entry-level employment in billing offices and medical administration.

Graduates of the Medical Billing and Coding program receive a certificate that is authorized by the New York State Board of Regents and are eligible to enroll in our Clinical and Medical Assistant degree program if they decide to further their education to include exposure to clinical care skills.

Fast Facts

  • State of New York annual
    average wage = $47,420*

  • National median wage in May 2018 for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians was $40,350 per year*

  • Program Length
    9-month track (day)
    12-month track (day and evening)
    15-month track (day and evening)

  • Sample Medical Billing and Coding Program Schedule

What to Expect in the Medical Billing and Coding Program

Our Medical Billing & Coding program is available in a 48 quarter-credit course sequence and can be completed in 9, 12 or 15 months. We offer both day and evening classes to fit your busy schedule.

The Medical Billing and Coding program will prepare you to handle the responsibilities associated with medical insurance, coding, processing, and medical administrative procedures, and to meet the regulatory requirements of the healthcare delivery system. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM manuals, V codes, E codes and CPT manual and coding guidelines. You 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.

What Does a Medical Billing & Coding Professional Do?

Medical Billers and Coders process billing and insurance claims, and organize and manage health information data to ensure information maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility and security in both paper files and electronic systems. Upon successful completion of our program, you will be able to:

  • Utilize electronic healthcare records while maintaining the confidentiality and security of patient information
  • 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

Medical Billing and Coding Career Opportunities

With training from Swedish Institute, graduates of this certificate program can be prepared to pursue entry-level jobs with job titles such as:

Medical billing specialist

Medical biller

Insurance claims specialist

Medical records technician

Medical Billing and Coding Salary Opportunities

According to May 2018 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the annual average wage for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians in the state of New York was $47,420.* Salary will vary based on experience, location of employment and the specific job title and duties being performed.**

* https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292071.htm#st and https://data.bls.gov/oes/#/home, using Occupational Employment Statistics Query System with release date of May 2018