The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program is designed for those who want to begin medical billing and coding careers or prepare for a nationally recognized certification exam. The training in this program provides the necessary skills required by employers seeking a medical biller or medical coder. Medical billers are responsible for submitting claims to insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, and in some instances, patients themselves on behalf of their employers or clients. Professional medical coders transform verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into numeric or alphanumeric codes. The coding of health-related data permits access to medical records by diagnoses and procedures for use in clinical care, research, and education. Students who successfully complete this program are prepared to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)—Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC) and/or the AAPC Certified Professional Biller (CPB) exam. For more information on the national certification exams or student membership with the AAPC or AHIMA, please visit either www.aapc.com or www.ahima.org. This program takes nine months to complete. The program will run from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020. Payment plans available.
Prerequisite: 1) English language competency. An ESL evaluation is strongly recommended. To schedule your evaluation, please call the Academic Success Center at 860-343-5785 and ask for an appointment to take the ESL test. There is no charge. 2) Must be at least 18 years of age.
Students who pass the CPC exam are eligible to receive college credit through Charter Oak State College.
The following courses are required to earn this certificate:
Medical Office Electronic Health Records
Medical Terminology and Anatomy for Coders
Medical Coding I
Medical Coding II
CRN: 3398 | Medical Insurance Online | Fee: $499 | 8/26 – 12/15 | Instructor: Ann-Marie Barone
CRN: 3399 | Medical Office Electronic HR Online | Fee: $499 | 8/26 – 12/15 | Instructor: JIll Flanigan
CRN: 3400 | Medical Terminology & Anatomy Online | Fee: $825 | 8/26 – 1/14/2022 | Instructor: Jill Flanigan
Instructions for Making Payments Online
Please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make payments online. These instructions work for both credit and non-credit (continuing education) courses.
A full tuition refund can be made when you withdraw from your course at least 3 working days before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.