Medical Coder Career Overview

Jumpstart Your Healthcare Career in One Year

Considering the healthcare industry, but not sure where to start? Jumpstart your career with a medical coder certificate from the University of Cincinnati Online.

Medical coders play a vital role in the healthcare system, making sure patient data, diagnoses and medical procedures are coded correctly for insurance claims and billing. Using the latest tools and technology, professional medical coders process and code each bill, ensuring providers are reimbursed for patient services.

The demand for certified medical coders is growing rapidly, largely due to the industry transition to electronic health records and the aging population. At UC Online, we’re determined to meet this demand by preparing our students to sit for both the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exams in as little as one year.

What will I learn in the medical coding program?

At UC Online, you’ll have access to the very latest tools, technology and software. You’ll work directly with hospitals and insurance companies to ensure patient claims are recorded and processed properly. This valuable professional experience gives students the real-world skills and confidence they need to excel in the healthcare industry. In addition, UC graduates will be qualified and well-prepared to sit for the CPC and CCA exams.

How long does it take to become a medical coder?

You can complete your medical coding certificate with us in as little as one year — and you can do it fully online. Afterward, you’ll have the prerequisites and opportunity to choose to advance your education even further by earning one of our associate degrees in just one additional year.

What positions can I get with a medical coding certificate?

Whether you accept a position as a medical biller, coding specialist, or something else altogether, earning your certificate in medical coding gives you access to a wide array of opportunities, many of which come with remote and work-from-home opportunities and lucrative salaries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, top earning medical coding professionals are making over $74,000. Medical Coders work in a variety of healthcare settings including:

  • hospitals
  • physician offices
  • insurance firms
  • law firms
  • healthcare clinics
  • pharmacies
  • nursing homes and more.

Why should I get my medical coding certificate at UC Online?

A medical coding certificate from UC Online promises lifelong prospects, a comfortable income, remote work options, a network of over 327,000 UC alumni across the world and access to UC’s national healthcare network. What’s more, as one of our esteemed graduates, you’re guaranteed acceptance into our 100% online Associate’s in Health Information Systems, and our 100% online Bachelor’s in Health Information Management. Designed for working professionals, these programs offer flexible scheduling, generous financial aid packages, a team of dedicated advisors and personalized interaction with our expert, award-winning faculty.

So – are you ready to learn more? Explore our online program to see how the University of Cincinnati Online can help you achieve your goals without sacrificing your existing responsibilities at work and home! Take the next step and submit your free application today!

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