he New Jersey Department of Labor lists medical billing and coding and electronic health records administration as in-demand occupations. To help people take advantage of these opportunities, County College of Morris (CCM) offers the education, training and tools necessary to enter or enhance careers in these fields.
An information session on careers in medical billing and coding and electronic health records administration will be held Tuesday, August 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Cohen Hall, Room 100, on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road.
Employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments and procedures, leading to more claims for reimbursement from private and public insurance. Additional records, coupled with an increased use of electronic health records by all types of healthcare providers, also will lead to a high demand for technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry.
Candidates for these careers need to be trained in office software applications to qualify for the best job opportunities, according to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics. In addition to a mastery of office software, applicants need to be skilled in medical terminology, medical software, insurance practices, privacy policies, anatomy, ethics and human resource practices.
Classes begin September 8. To register, go to www.ccm.edu/BusinessCommunity
and click on “How to Register.” For more information, call 973-328-5187.