Bronx

Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

Located on the Vide Boutielle Highway, Monroe College’s St. Lucia campus offers a practical education designed to give students a competitive edge in the workplace.

  • Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing - Continuing Education

    The world of medical coding and billing is expanding. By 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that medical record and health information jobs are due to increase by 13 percent. Healthcare organizations across the country are looking for trained and talented people for this growing field, which has a direct impact on the patient experience. 

    Monroe College’s online Medical Coding and Billing Certificate Program is designed to help students start a new career. From introducing students to the world of medical coding and billing to preparing them to sit for the national certification examination, this comprehensive program gives students the tools and skills they need to succeed. This program is also completely customizable, awarding students credit for any related course work they have completed.

    Why is a Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification important?

    The CCA is a nationally recognized credential that can better position you for opportunities in the health field.  Passing the CCA exam helps candidates separate themselves from non-credentialed health coders.

    The course is highly affordable and the curriculum can be taken completely online so you can create a schedule that works for you. 

    The course is a total of 284 hours.

    Tuition is $2,000. A payment plan can be created for any participant. 

    Contact me and we can discuss your options so you can position yourself for career advancement.

    Ramona Samuels
    646-393-8572
    rsamuels@monroecollege.edu

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  • Medical Terminology – 38 hours

    This is a comprehensive Medical Terminology course, study of medical word roots, combining forms, and suffixes and prefixes.  Terminology used in various medical specialties, as well as common medical abbreviations. Pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of medical and pathological terms relating to selected body systems are emphasized.

    Anatomy and Physiology – 25 hours

    This course introduces the student to important concepts related to human diseases.  A comprehensive, in-depth study of the human body encompassing basic concepts of cell structure and function.  An anatomical and physiological approach to each of the following systems is pursued with medical ramifications where applicable.  Cells and tissues, skin, skeletal system, muscular system, central nervous system, nervous system, the sense organs, endocrine system, circulatory system, blood and lymph, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system. The principles and concepts pertinent to the understanding of pathophysiology are also emphasized.

    Health Care Delivery Systems – 24 hours

    The course introduces students to the historical development, structure, operation, and current and future directions of the major components of the American health care delivery system. It examines the ways in which health care services are organized and delivered, the influences that impact health care public policy decisions, factors that determine the allocation of health care resources and the establishment

    ICD-10 Coding – 60 hours

    This course will provide students with an overview of the historical development of medical nomenclature and classification systems. This course concentrates on the coding of diseases, operative procedures, and abstracting clinical diagnostic data from medical information.  ICD-9-CM is comprehensively covered.  Case mix systems are covered with emphasis on their relationship to proper coding techniques.  The laboratory component is included within class meeting hours.

    CPT Coding – 45 hours

    This course continues the student’s learning of coding medical nomenclature and classification systems.  CPT and HCPCS coding will be covered extensively.  Problem areas in coding and automated encoding will be discussed and reviewed.  Case mix systems are covered with emphasis on their relationship to proper coding techniques.  The laboratory component is included within class meeting hours.

    Reimbursement Methodology – 38 hours

    This course continues the student’s learning of coding medical nomenclature and classification systems.  CPT and HCPCS coding will be covered extensively.  Problem areas in coding and automated encoding will be discussed and reviewed.  Case mix systems are covered with emphasis on their relationship to proper coding techniques.  The laboratory component is included within class meeting hours.

    Pathophysiology and Pharmacology – 24 hours

    The Pathophysiology portion of the course, which examines the study of human disease, will enable students to demonstrate an understanding of the etiologies, risk factors, diagnostic criteria, treatment modalities, and potential complications most commonly associated with particular pathophysiological states.  Additionally, epidemiological and societal factors which influence disease processes will be presented.

    Pharmacology

    The Pharmacology portion of the course will enable the health information professional to understand and interpret the basics of pharmacology for all body systems.  Sources, effects, indications, contraindications, and interactions for frequently prescribed medications will be included.

    Health Information Management – 30 hours

    This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of health information management. Emphasis will be placed on record content, and documentation requirements, in addition to the methods by which health care organizations gather, organize, and utilize patient information. This course will focus on the electronic health record, discussing accreditation, regulations, HIPAA, and health care statistics.