What makes a good medical coding and billing specialist?
The medical coding and billing specialist is an analytic, organized, efficient professional who plays an integral role in the health care team. He or she is responsible for:
- analyzing medical records and assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures
- organizing records to be used for patient billing, insurance claims and account management
- tabulating information for health care surveys, research studies and improved patient care
- communicating with other health care personnel to clarify diagnosis or obtain additional information.
Medical Coding and Billing at NVCC
The medical coding and billing specialist program is offered in Waterbury starting each fall semester.
The program includes 450 hours of combined classroom/clinical learning and classes are held 3 weekday evenings per week for 3 hours. The program will take 12 months to complete the classroom portion. The professional practice experience will follow.
There are four modules, including a professional practice experience.