Why Choose Coding/Reimbursement ?
Accurate, consistent and accessible recordkeeping has never been more important in the health care industry. Coding and billing are critical to the successful operation of hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations and veterinary clinics. This certificate updates students' skills and gives them the specialized knowlege that is needed to meet the demand for coding and billing in today's health care industry.
Courses are offered in Big Rapids, Grand Rapids and Midland. In Grand Rapids, courses are offered in the evening and in Midland on weekends. In Grand Rapids and Midland, the schedules are designed to meet the needs of the working adult.
Get a Great Job
With the expansion of federal and state regulations regarding reimbursement for health care services, there is a great deal of demand for coders and billers in hospitals, clinics, long term care facilties, health maintenance organizations and other sites where health care is rendered. Full and part-time positions are generally available. Salary ranges vary between sites, however, they generally fall between $25,000 and $30,000 per year.
To be eligible for admission to the certificate program, the student must have an ACT of 19, SAT of 900-930, or 12 credit hours of college coursework completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.5. High school or college course work in biology and computers is helpful but not required.
To obtain the certificate, students must successfully complete all courses with a minimum grade of a 'C'. Credits earned in any of the certificates can be applied toward completing the associate and bachelor degrees in medical records.
College of Allied Health Sciences
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive, VFS 400B
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2270 or 1-800-462-8553, ext. 2266