School of Medical Records Open House
An Open House for the Medical Record Certificate Program is planned for Monday, June 21, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in the back of the Cafeteria on 3 South. Faculty members will be available to answer questions and textbooks will be on display. Please park in the Blue Parking lot on Hospital Avenue.
Applications are now being accepted for the Basic Coding and Transcription Programs, as well as the Advanced PMCC Course offered at Danbury Hospital.
Basic Medical Records Certificate Program
The Basic Programs are Medical Transcription and Medical Coding, which meet two evenings a week from 6 to 9 p.m. Students complete 150 hours of study, which include the common core courses of Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology, as well as either medical transcription or coding. Weather permitting, the first class will convene on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, and will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.
Medical Transcriptionists and Correctionists listen to medical professionals and make or edit comprehensive typed reports from dictation. Medical transcription requires extensive knowledge and understanding, sound judgment, deductive reasoning and the ability to detect medical inconsistencies in dictation.
Medical Coders access health information, identify diagnosis, and assign appropriate medical codes to narrative descriptions of health diseases and procedures required for reimbursement, medical research, quality assurance or risk management. Tuition for the Basic Program is currently $1,350. Textbooks are additional and are approximately $450. Students wishing to take only individual courses that are part of the Basic Program may discuss the options with the Program Director.
Advanced Professional Medical Coding Course (PMCC)
The Advanced Professional Medical Coding Course (PMCC) is a 110+ hour course for preparation in taking the national Certified Professional Coder exam (CPC) of the American Academy of Professional Coders. This course assumes a working knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology. Tuition for the Advanced PMCC Program is $2,250 and includes membership in the American Academy of Professional Coders and the 5 and ½ hour certification examination, plus the AAPC Study Guides. Weather permitting, the first class will convene on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. It will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.
All programs require applicants to be high school graduates or to have completed an equivalency examination.
Graduates are eligible to apply for employment opportunities with community physicians, nursing homes, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, veterinary offices, medical supply stores, and in a number of other areas.
24 Hospital Ave
Cafeteria - 3 South
Danbury, CT 06810
For More Information
For more information, please contact Gail Lehman, MS,NCC,LPC, Program Director, School of Medical Record Certificate Programs, at (203)739-7195.