CLEAR Hosts Medical Coding & Billing Program at SUNY Potsdam

04.28.14

The Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation at SUNY Potsdam is excited to introduce their new medical billing and coding program through CODESMART University. CLEAR will host a free information session for anyone interested in learning more about these programs on Wednesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. in Raymond Hall.

"With the industry wide ICD-10 medical coding conversion approaching, these course offerings will be greatly beneficial to existing professionals and anyone considering joining the field," said CLEAR Program Coordinator Beth Todd. "While there are many different choices for medical coding training available, SUNY Potsdam has chosen CODESMART University due to its robust and unique curriculum. Not only does the training place an emphasis on medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, unlike many coding programs it includes procedural based coding as well as diagnosis coding. It also includes a virtual internship for new coding professionals. It truly helps prepare students for success in the healthcare industry!"

At the information session, an overview of how the courses will benefit both new and existing coders, as well as clinicians and physicians, will be provided.

For more information, or to pre-register for the information session, contact the Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation at clear@potsdam.edu or (315) 267-2167.

CODESMART University is endorsed by over 60 colleges and universities nationwide for its quality of education. The online program of study is designed for existing coders, new coders, clinicians and healthcare roles of all types. The ICD-10 training also includes live professors who work with and guide students through the programs of study. For more information, visit www.codesmartuniversity.org.

The Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation at SUNY Potsdam offers non-credit courses, conferences, special events, summer camps and youth programs to serve the Northern New York community. For more information, visit www.potsdam.edu/community/clear.

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts. Empowered by a culture of creativity, the campus community recently launched Take the Lead: The Campaign for Potsdam, which aims to raise $27 million by the College's bicentennial in 2016.