Digital Economy

Essay Contest for Scholarship to Outpatient Medical Billing and Coding Course

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One free seat is being offered in an upcoming Medical Billing and Coding course being offered by Certified Specialist Ms. Voncil Webbe, to the U.S. Virgin Islands resident submitting the best essay on “How Learning to Be a Medical and Billing Code Specialist Will be Beneficial” by Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The course is valued at $2,050.00 and can lead to a rewarding career.

The online course runs from April 17, 2017-June 16, 2017 and is American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) accredited.

Medical billing and coding involves processing patient information in conjunction with insurance details. These medical professionals are responsible for coordinating the data that makes accurate insurance payments and reimbursements possible. This employment area is expected to expand as much as 15% over the next 7 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To submit an essay or for more information, call 1 (310) 739-0262 or email Drop-off locations may be arranged for those without access to Email.

RELATED – LOCAL, IN-PERSON TRAINING AT RAPHAEL O. WHEATLEY SKILL CENTER: There will be an in-person training on Medical Billing and Coding separate from the online course and essay contest. It will be held at the Raphael O. Wheatley Skill Center in September 2017. Financial assistance is available. For this course you may contact Ms. Monica Gumbs or Ms. Charlene Hodge at the VI Department of Labor (340) 776-3700; Mrs. Pauline Venzen Dawes at the Department of Human Services (340) 774-0930 x4364/643-1009; or, call Vogue Rehabilitation, (340) 774-0930 and ask to be connected to “Vogue Rehab”.



About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit


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