BOT Electronic Health Records and Coding

Associate in Science

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in medical coding and billing. Duties include creating electronic health records and coding accurately. Students will be able to analyze and revise patient data while maintaining the integrity and protecting the privacy of health information. Responsibilities also include performing computer tasks in electronic health records systems and other software applications. This medical office professional will be able to work in a variety of medical environments such as physician practices, hospitals, clinics, and insurance companies. Upon successful completion of this program, individuals will be eligible to take a national exam to become Certified Professional Coders through the American Academy of Professional Coders. For more information, call the Program Coordinator, Lucille Flores at (203) 285-2177 or e-mail LFlores@gatewayct.edu.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply coding knowledge using coding guidelines from ICD-10, CPT-4, and HCPCS

  • Utilize and apply medical terminology in relation to the human body

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with medical professionals and office personnel

  • Understand the HIPAA regulations and guidelines that apply to health records and the release of protected health

    informaiton and patient confidentiality and privacy

  • Recognize the importance of healthcare documentation in meeting the legal and ethical requirements as it relates

    to patient care

  • Create and process medical claims, along with the understanding of billing and collecton procedures

  • Perform computer tasks in Electronic Health Records system and other software applications. 

 

Contact

For more information contact:

Lucille Flores
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2177
LFlores@gwcc.commnet.edu

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