Medical Billing and Coding (Story)

Rockland BOCES has launched a new Medical Billing and Coding program – part of our growing lineup of Rockland Adult and Community Education (RACE) offerings. A collaboration with ACCES-VR, Jawonio and the Rockland Jewish Family Service, the program prepares adult learners with autism for careers in the medical coding and billing field – a large and expanding sector in the region’s healthcare industry.

Coding professionals convert medical records to standardized codes used to bill patients and third-party payers, such as insurance companies and Medicare. This entry-level course helps to place our adult students in medical offices, outpatient clinics and specialty settings, such as dental and dermatology offices.

Successful students prepare to take the AHIMA Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam, while internships provide adult learners with workplace experience.

A 2018 report by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli shows that healthcare employment in New York rose by more than 18 percent over the past decade, more than double the pace of overall employment growth.

For more information, contact Director of Adult and Continuing Education Christopher D’Ambrese at (845) 348-3500 ext. 3591 or cdambrese@rboces.org.