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Lehman College Continuing Education



Medical / Surgical Coding and Billing

This comprehensive training provides students with the skills necessary to begin a career in Health Information Management. Key subjects include: how to manually file claims, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims, monitor compliance with regulations and extract coding information from the medical record.  Students may apply for and complete certificate programs in Physicians’ Office Management / Billing, Medical / Surgical Coder; Medical / Surgical Billing and Coding, and Electronic Health Records. In the coding program, students become proficient at both ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS and CPT-4 Coding. After obtaining work experience, students may be qualified to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) CCA (Certified Coding Associate) exam and/or Certified Coding Specialists (CCS) exam. Program certification: In order to receive a program certificate, students must complete a program application ($25), successfully complete all course requirements listed at the time of applying, and submit a certificate request form ($7). Complete online at or download the application. AHIMA accepts Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for terminology and coding classes; 1 CEU per 10 hours of class.

Program Courses:

Physicians' Office Management/Billing

  • The Language of Medicine / Pharmacology / Oncology I and II
  • Coding for Physicians Sevices: CPT/HCPCS (CORE)
  • Medical Billing (CORE) Recommended: MAS 03 Medical Office Business Practice

Medical/Surgical Coder

  • The Language of Medicine / Pharmacology / Oncology I and II
  • ICD-10-CM Coding (CORE) and ICD-10-PCS Coding (CORE)
  • Coding for Physicians Services: CPT/HCPCS CORE)
  • Coding Internship/EHR & Encoder Training (CORE)

Medical / Surgical Coder & Biller

  • All classes for CODER above plus
  • Medical Billing (CORE)

Course Description:

The Language of Medicine / Pharmacology: Part I

This course prepares those with no medical background to understand the language used by physicians and other medical professionals and provides you with a foundation in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. Bring required textbook to first class: The Language of Medicine by Chabner, 11th Edition.
MRP80 13 sessions / 39 hours / LEHC / $425

The Language of Medicine / Pharmacology / Oncology: Part II

This course, a continuation of MRP 80, provides you with an in-depth knowledge or an updated review of anatomy & physiology, diseases, drugs and other treatments required to accurately code. For those wishing to expand their knowledge or those seeking a refresher course to prepare themselves for coding using ICD-I0-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Prerequisite: MRP 80.
MRP81 13 sessions / 39 hours / LEHC / $425

Coding for Physician Services: CPT/HCPCS LEVEL 2 (CORE)

This course provides the skills necessary to code procedures for physicians’ services rendered in all health care settings utilizing the latest CPT methodology. It is essential for all physician billing and is required for the AHIMA CCS exam. Textbook and AMA published CPT-4 Coding manual must be brought to first class. Prerequisite: MRP81.
MRP15 12/10 sessions / 39 hours / LEHC / $425


Taught by AHIMA Certified Trainers Diagnosis and Procedural Coding are for those who wish to become ICD-10 coders. ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS 2017 Coding manuals must be brought to first class. NOTE: Textbooks: ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS 2017 Coding Handbook WITH Answers, publisher AHA. Prereq MRP81 or equivalent; RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CPC, 2 yrs.
ICD-9 Coding experience

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding

MRP38 16 sessions / 54 hours / LEHC / $615

ICD-10-PCS Procedural Coding

Prerequisite: MRP38.
MRP39 6 sessions / 18 hours / LEHC / $205

Coding Internship/Electronic Health Record/Encoder and DRG Finder Training (CORE)

This internship, held at Jacobi Medical Center, is an intense ICD-10 coding class at a higher level than MRP38/39. You learn the use of the Electronic Health Record (HER) and Encoder for coding and are introduced to DRGs and sequencing of multiple diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement. Students enrolled in the Medical/Surgical Coder and Biller Certifcate Program are given priorty. Enrollment limited. (Prerequisites: MRP80, MRP81, MRP35/36/37 or MRP38/39, completion of an RHIA, RHIT or CPC program. MRP 14 may be taken at the same time as MRP 15 (CPT-4 Coding) schedule permitting. NOTE: Must bring Lehman CUNY ID card to Carman Room 128 to register. Register early as seating is limited.
MRP 14 12 sessions/36 hours/$495

Medical Billing: Inpatient, Outpatient and Physicians’ Offices (CORE)

This course provides the professional and technical skills required to confidently complete and prepare all billing forms for inpatient confi nements, outpatient treatment and physicians’ services. (No prerequisites) Textbooks Understanding Health Insurance (textbook) and Workbook) 13th edition to be brought to first class.
MRP 64 12 sessions / 36 hours / LEHC / $405

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Electronic Health Records (Online)

Have you completed the Medical Coder/Biller program or are you an experienced biller/coder who is interested in or needs to upgrade your skills in the area of electronic health records? Students who successfully complete the following on-line course through Career Tech may be eligible for National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification in Certified Electronic Health Record specialist (CEHRS). (Prerequisite: education or work experience in health records maintenance and requirements, physicians’ office management, medical billing/coding). The on-line course provides you with the knowledge and skills required to work with electronic health records in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. It offers in-depth and practical training on a widely used electronic health record software program (Practice Partner). This on-line course serves as an introduction to a current medical software application and is the hands-on component to “Working with Electronic Health Records.” Emphasis is placed on medical accounting records, patient scheduling, patient billing, and maintaining health records on the computer. Success in this course requires a basic level of competency with computers and word processing, spreadsheet, and database (electronic records) concepts.

  • Introduction to Electronic Health Records
    EHR 10 $295 ONLINE
  • Working with Electronic Health Records
    EHR 20 $295 ONLINE

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