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MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING (CERTIFICATE)

Medical Coding and Billing is the process of analyzing patient charts to identify procedures, diagnoses, and treatments and turning that data into codes to submit billing to insurance companies for reimbursement. The professionals in this field work with doctors, patients, and payers to ensure that healthcare providers are accurately paid for the services they perform. This versatile, lucrative, and exciting career offers the ability to work in a variety of settings, including doctors’ offices and hospitals, insurance companies, governmental agencies, and healthcare consulting organizations.

YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS PROGRAM IF:

  • A well-respected healthcare career in something that interests you, but you don’t really like the idea of working hands-on with patients.
  • The opportunity to learn something new every day, while making an impactful difference in your organization and the lives of your patients, excites you.
  • An advanced credential that increases your marketability to employers is something you’d like to have an opportunity to earn.
  • Job satisfaction, career stability, and market demand are things you consider important as you decide on which path to take your career.

CAREER OUTLOOK & GENERAL OVERVIEW

SETTINGS TO WORK IN

Rewarding career options include:
  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Biller
  • File Clerk
  • Medical Records Clerk

AVERAGE AGE

31
Average age of the Plaza student population*

*Based on active student population, Spring 2021

GRADUATION RATE

64%
of all of Plaza’s full time students graduate on time

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

28:1
Allowing more dynamic classroom interaction

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

$810,839.91
Awarded during the 2020 academic year

*Based on a review of student accounts, Spring 2021

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THE MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING PROGRAM

Our professors are subject matter experts in their fields. Throughout the program, they’ll share their knowledge with you, providing a strong foundation and hands-on experience to prepare you for a successful Medical Coding and Billing career. The program will provide instruction in:

  • Medical Terminology
  • ICD-CM Coding I and II
  • HCPCS Coding
  • Medical Insurance
  • Health Records Management

View all degree requirements in the College Catalog.

WHY IS PLAZA RIGHT FOR YOU?

We're glad you asked.

Academic Quality

Program Rigor, Subject-Matter-Expert Professors, and MSCHE Accreditation ensure an exceptional college education.

Competitive Tuition

Our tuition is not only of the lowest of any private college in New York State, but one of the lowest amongst all 4-year colleges in NYC.

Campus Location

Located in the heart of Queens, our Forest Hills campus is convenient and easily accessible by all public transportation and major highways.

On Your Time

Whether you need classes in the morning, in the evening, online, or a combination of all, flexible course scheduling gives you options.

Success Stories

Our 100+ year alumni network is ready and waiting to tell you how Plaza helped them get where they are today!

Support Network

Individual Advising, Free Tutoring, Student Life Activities, and Job Placement Services add to your college experience and graduation success.