Individuals trained in utilizing electronic healthcare records have the opportunity improve the quality and convenience of patient care, increase patient participation in their own care, improve the accuracy of coding, diagnoses, and insurance processing, and increase the efficiency and cost savings of the medical practice. This program is intended to train those who wish to gain employment in medical billing and health information management utilizing electronic health systems. Employment opportunities may be in either the public or private sector, including positions in the offices of private physicians, hospitals, and medical centers. Students will develop a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, health records management, insurance procedures and billing software, medical coding, as well as skills in business communications and office administration that are vital for success in this growing field. Graduates will have the opportunity to participate as an important member of the healthcare team. A Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. Outside work is required.
Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for a Certificate in Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist from Southeastern Institute are eligible to have their names submitted to the National Healthcareer Association to be considered as a candidate for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) examination.