Medical Billing and Coding (Microcredential)

The career outlook for medical billing and coding career continues to remain strong. Employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8 percent through 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Medical coders assign the correct universal medical alphanumeric code to describe the diagnoses and procedures a patient received in a healthcare facility.

With attention to detail, a medical biller posts payments, files insurance claims, assists customers with their questions and calls, and analyzes and resubmits claim that have been denied. Medical billers are responsible for ensuring medical claims show medical necessity.

If you are looking to train for a medical billing and coding or health information position, these courses could provide valuable skills and knowledge as well as a SUNY-sanctioned credential to verify your skills.

Students who complete the SUNY-sanctioned credential can also continue their education in the college’s Health Information Management and Technology associate degree.


  • Biology of the Human Organism
  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Billing, Insurance and Health Record Review

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of this microcredential, students will be able to:

  • Apply medical coding compliance principles when assigning correct procedural and diagnostic codes to medical reports using the three main code books: CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS level II.
  • Understand HIPAA privacy and security standards, healthcare regulations, correct medical coding methods, and nationally recognized uniform claim form practices as they relate to the successful completion of CMS-1500 and UB-04 insurance claim forms.
  • Describe and use efficient revenue cycle management in healthcare, from patient registration to insurance claim appeals.

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Ricky P. Thibodeau
Business and Criminal Justice DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON