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Programs And Courses

Medical Coding Specialist



Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

Learn about our Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Non-Credit Certificate Program. For more information, contact Jackie Foster, 717-221-1354, jafoster@hacc.edu.

What do medical billing and coding specialists do?

Medical billing and coding specialists:

  • Analyze health records and assign codes for diseases and procedures
  • Maintain patients’ accounting records and carry out collection procedures
  • Research and review insurance claims
  • Perform data entry payment information, adjustments, and balances into computer software programs
  • Abstract key information from health records for reimbursement, statistics, and research purposes
  • Monitor compliance with policies and procedures relevant to clinical data management and making suggestions for improvements

 

Where can I get more information? 

Download the Medical Billing & Coding program schedule  (pdf) which includes requirements, costs, hours, etc. 

What degree will I earn? Will I be eligible for credentials?

Upon successful completion, you will:

 

What are the required courses and what is the suggested schedule? How long does the program take to complete? Where are the classes held?

  • The program can be completed in approximately 10 months attending classes two nights per week following the recommended course sequence.
  • The program is offered evenings (a few courses are offered via internet).
  • The program is offered completely in Harrisburg, Lebanon, and Lancaster. Some classes are available online.


What are the program admission criteria?

  • This is a non-credit course. You are not required to submit a college application, school transcripts or placement testing results.
  •  A high school diploma or GED is required.
  •  Criminal background check and drug screening is NOT required for entry into this program.  However, your future employer may require them.
  • Typing or keyboarding skills are helpful, but not required.

 

How can I get more information?