Author: Chunta Rivers

Five Advantages to Taking Online Classes

Continuing education courses are a great way to take career advancement into your own hands. However, finding the time to complete such courses can be a challenge. At the Center for Professional Studies at Towson University, we make getting a certification in information technology, business management, or health and medical a bit easier by offering online courses. I’ve put together this list of five advantages to earning a certification through online learning at Towson University Center for Professional Studies. Flexibility and Convenience: Scheduling school around work and family responsibilities can be a real challenge. Taking courses online gives students...

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Top Reasons to Pursue a Career in Medical Coding

What is Medical Coding? By definition, it is the transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. In simpler terms, a medical coder translates your medical records into standardized codes that insurance companies use to determine how much they reimburse a doctor’s office or hospital. Why Medical Coding? Demand is Very High Coders are crucial to their healthcare employer’s bottom line. A federally mandated upgrade to the coding system to ICD-10 has led to a shortage in medical coders. Towson University’s Certified Medical Coding course teaches the new standard ICD-10. After completing the...

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