The provincial government-run Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology (NOLITC) in partnership with MedStar Philippine Healthcare Information and Management garnered a 100% passing rate in October 11, 2019, AMCA (American Medical Certification Association) national certification exam.

Ma. Cristina Orbecido, vocational school administrator, said the graduates were trained by MedStar Philippines, in partnership with NOLITC.

Judilyn Canete, president of MedStar Philippines, said the Medical Coder and Biller Certification (MCBC) course is a US-certified qualification under the AMCA (American Medical Certification Association) national certification exam.

This is a 200-hour online course implemented by MedStar in partnership with NOLITC is to increase the students’ efficiency and knowledge of the principles of medical billing and coding, she said.

Passing the MCBC examination elevates the earning potential of graduates compared to those without MCBC certificate, as high demand for certified medical billers and coders continue to increase jobs in the US as projected in 2022, she added.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson lauded the NOLITC graduates for passing the examination.

Lacson also urged the other school to look at the success of the graduates as an inspiration to do better.