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Health Information Management (Medical Records)
Since 1984, Molloy College, Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development has a long history of course offerings in the area of health information management (medical records).
Courses lead to entry-level employment in the following fields:
- Medical Coding
- Medical Billing
Student Testimonial: "Just thought you would like to know that I finished the review class on Thursday night, and took the CCA exam on Friday morning, and I PASSED!! I just want to say "Thank you!" to everyone at Molloy, it was a great experience and I plan to be back for another coding review when I'm ready to take the CCS exam. A year ago, I had only hoped that I would be able to do this, and now I did it!! I really feel like I can go out there and be a CODER!
Wendy M. (student)
Coding Specialist Preparation Certificate Program
We currently offer two certificate programs so that you can become proficient in this field. Whether in a physicians' office, hospital or other healthcare facility, patients are followed by an astounding trail of information. From diagnoses to final billing, health care providers need to have access to that information. After completing Molloy College's medical records certificate program, you will be prepared to meet the challenges of this growing profession.
ICD-10 is coming!
Each of the Medical Record certificate program requirements currently includes the course: ICD-9-CM Coding. Those requirements are expected to change in 2014. The ICD-9 course will be replaced by ICD-10 in late 2013.
Workshops, designed for professionals with a proficient understanding of coding will be offered. These workshops will highlight what changes to expect. Bookmark this page to check back for course offerings regarding ICD-10 coding and updates for professionals.
In addition to the above, we will be conducting workshops to those with a proficient understanding of ICD-9-CM. Hear what to expect from ICD-10. Click here for upcoming workshops.
Certificate programs (career tracks) to choose from include:
Certificates and Certificate Requirements
A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of each individual course. A larger program certificate, suitable for framing, is awarded at the completion of each track. You may earn a certificate in any of the specialties listed above, or take a few additional courses and receive two or more program certificate. Each program certificate requires successful completion of 10 courses listed under each certificate title (click on the program title above for certificate requirements).
Course Schedules and Locations
Courses are typically offered throughout the year on day, evening and weekend schedules. The courses can be taken at either our Rockville Centre campus or at our Suffolk Center in East Farmingdale. You may begin your studies at any time.
The schedule of classes comes out in our catalog which is mailed twice a year to students who have made an inquiry or registered within the last 6 months. However, the most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on this webpage. We will also email you monthly reminders of the upcoming schedule if you have provided us with an email address.
Plan of Study
Regardless of the certificate title you pursue, the following four core courses are required in each program and it is suggested that you start your studies with Medical Terninology and/or Anatomy and Physiology:
MR-1500 - Medical Terminology
MR-1510 - Anatomy and Physiology
MR-2500 - ICD-9-CM Coding
MR-3500 - CPT-HCPCS Coding
Please note that a number of the courses do have prerequisites and that those prerequisites will be listed in the course descriptions.
The number of sessions that a course meets, as well as the tuition for the courses, varies from course to course. However, most classes meet for 5-8 sessions and the average tuition rate is $275.
You may proceed through the program at your own pace, taking as few or as many courses as you would like, as long as you have the necessary prerequisites. However, most students are typically taking about 2 courses at a time. At that rate students would be able to complete the requirements for the certificate in 9-12 months. There is no time limit to complete the certificate requirements.
Should you need assistance in selecting your courses or if you should have any question regarding the program, please call 516-678-5000 ext. 6602 or email Ann McTigue at: email@example.com.
Click here for the schedule of classes. The course location is listed in the section information for each course.
Free Career Seminar
Not sure if this career is right for you? Attend our free career seminar. This career seminar is led by experienced professionals who will offer real advice about career and academic paths and talk about both the satisfactions and challenges of their own chosen careers. The seminar is one and a half hours long, given in the evening and offered twice a year - every September and January. There is no charge for the seminar, which is held on our Rockville Centre campus. Click here for a current schedule of classes and to register.
Students should register for classes at least one week prior to the start of classes to insure enough time for you to get your confirmation and parking permit. However, you can register up until the day of class. Please note that some of our classes do close out and some of our classes do cancel, so you may be taking a chance of not getting into the course of your choice by waiting.
To register online, in person, by phone, by fax or by mail, click here. Confirmation of your registration and classroom assignments will be mailed or emailed to you upon receipt of your registration.
Tuition varies for each course and the tuition rate can be found in the course listings in each section, in the course descriptions or in the schedule of classes. There are no course fees. Payment is due at time of registration; however, purchase orders will also be accepted if you register by mail or by fax. Some forms of financial assistance are available (see below). The total tuition for each of the entire certificate programs varies between $2,550 - $2,800. See the description of each certificate program for the total tuition for a particular certificate program.
This program is approved for Veterans Benefits, as well as for Displaced Homemakers and/or Dislocated Workers.
See our Tuition, Financial Aid & Refund Information page for details. Since most continuing education courses do not lead to a college degree, they are not eligible for the traditional forms of financial aid, such as TAP and/or Pell. Some private lenders will help you finance continuing education and certificate programs.
If you wish to challenge the course Medical Terminology (MR-1500) and/or Anatomy and Physiology (MR-1510), based upon prior work experience and/or education, you may take a challenge/waiver exam. Call the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development to schedule an appointment.
If you are already an RN or a Physician you are automatically waived from Medical Terminology (MR-1500) and Anatomy and Physiology (MR-1510). Attach a copy of your license to your registration form. Click here for a registration form.
If you should have any questions regarding this program, contact Ann McTigue at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 516.678.5000 ext .6602.
Have questions regarding our schedules and/or registration status? Email the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development at email@example.com or call 561.678.5000 ext. 6206.