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Fall 2016 Catalog and Handbook 
Fall 2016 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate in Medical Coding

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Academic Director: Ellen Karl, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA
CUNY School of Professional Studies
101 West 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Email Contact: Ellen Karl, 

The Program

The Certificate in Medical Coding is designed to prepare graduates for a career in the Healthcare Industry where there is increased demand for complete and accurate coded clinical data in all types of healthcare settings, public health, and medical research. Coded data serves as the primary information source for many health information assessment tools, as well as data required for an electronic health record. The coding of patient information using code sets such as the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) as well as Current Procedural Terminology. (CPT) is extensively reviewed. Coded data is then utilized to determine reimbursement by insurance companies and the government to healthcare facilities.

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission, an applicant must have a high school diploma and demonstrate basic proficiency in reading and writing in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the University. At current, proficiency in reading and writing may be demonstrated by meeting any of the following criteria:

  • SAT I verbal score of 480 or higher or critical reading score of 480 or higher
  • ACT English score of 20 or higher
  • New York State English Regents score of 75 or higher
  • A grade of C or higher in a college level English course

Applicants must also submit a personal statement.

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