August 8, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – There
is an increased need for Medical Billing and Coding specialists in
Hudson County and throughout the country. These professionals are
needed to work in hospitals, medical offices, surgical centers,
private medical practices and other healthcare facilities.
To meet this demand, Hudson County
Community College (HCCC) will begin offering a new Medical Billing
and Coding certificate course this fall.
“Our certificate program will prepare
HCCC students for exciting careers in this growing field,” said Dr.
Chris Reber, President of HCCC. “After completing our new program,
they will be prepared to sit for the national certification exams in
Medical Coding and Medical Billing, which will enhance their career
and educational opportunities going forward.”
Careers in the medical records and health
information technology fields have a growth rate of 13 percent from
2016 through 2026. The median annual salary is $39,180, according to
the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Medical Billing and Coding involves the
processing of patient insurance and treatment records, coding
diagnoses, and insurance payments. Highly skilled Medical Billers and
Coders develop a keen understanding of medical insurance, claims, and
appeals. The financial success of a healthcare provider largely
depends on the knowledge of these professionals.