AVERY Nine adult students enrolled in the billing and coding program at EHOVE Ghrist Adult Career Center graduated from the program May 31.
Graduates include: Amy Mclain of Bellevue, Farrah Shaw of Lorain, Rosemary O'Rork of Huron, Santania Hoover of Vermilion, Teresa West of Norwalk, Karen O'Bryan of Greenwich, Kewanna Green of Sandusky, Andrea Myers of Clyde and Judy Chicotel of Collins.
Billing and coding specialists are skilled in computerized medical billing for the efficient operation of today's health offices. The days of the medical assistant or nurse typing out an invoice after physician office hours are history. Even the smallest offices and clinics have changed to computer billing because it offers greater coding accuracy, saves time, and can be used by administrators and auditors to ensure that visits are being coded to the appropriate levels. This greatly increases revenues. Students learn the ICD-9/CPT coding systems and upon successful completion of this course, are eligible to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination.
Miriam Wheeler, of Sandusky, is the lead instructor, and Janet Ballard, of Collins, is the program coordinator.