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 = $55,180*

  • National median wage for Medical Records Specialists was $46,660 per year*

  • Medical Billing and Coding Program Length
    12-month track (day)
    15-month track (evening)

  • Sample Medical Billing and Coding Program Schedule

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What to Expect in the Medical Billing and Coding Program

Our Medical Billing and Coding program is available in a 48-quarter credit course sequence and can be completed in 12 or 15 months. We offer day and evening medical billing and coding classes to fit your busy schedule. Our medical billing and coding classes will provide you with the skills needed to code, bill, and process healthcare claims.

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. Our medical billing and coding classes will give you in-depth knowledge of ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM manuals, V codes, E codes, CPT manuals, and coding guidelines. You will also receive course materials to assist in preparation for the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification examination.

 

Does Swedish Institute’s Medical Billing and Coding Program offer a flexible schedule?

Yes! Our Medical Billing and Coding program is available in various schedule options. We offer a daytime class schedule that can be completed in as little as 12 months and an evening class schedule that can be completed in as little as 15 months. We also use a hybrid learning approach in the classroom and online. Through Swedish Institute’s iPad program, every student receives an iPad that assists with virtual learning, communicates with classmates and instructors, and provides access to course materials no matter where they are.

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

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Medical billing specialist

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Medical biller

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Insurance claims specialist

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Medical records technician

Medical Billing and Coding Salary Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the annual average wage for Medical Records Specialists in the state of New York was $55,350.* Salary will vary based on experience, location of employment, and the specific job title and duties being performed.**

*National Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics and Occupational Outlook Handbook (site visited 9.15.22) National long-term projections and salary averages may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual growth or any particular salary. Swedish Institute does not guarantee employment. Swedish Institute cannot guarantee a student’s eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed.

Swedish Institute’s programs are registered by the New York State Education Department. Accredited by ACCSC. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please visit our student consumer information page.