Medical coding professionals use industry-established codes and the latest healthcare technology to collect, organize, and report vital information such as diagnoses and treatment outcomes. Coding professionals also manage medical and financial records and work with hospitals and insurance companies to ensure patient claims are properly recorded and processed.
UC Online’s curriculum prepares students for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exams. In addition, we offer an Associate Degree Transfer Program in which Medical Coding graduates can transfer 100% of their credits into UC’s online Associate Degree Program in Health Information Systems. So Medical Coding graduates can earn their Associates degree 100% online in just one year!
UC also offers continued encouragement and support to our graduates through our Professional Technical Certification Reimbursement Program. The program awards eligible students full or partial reimbursement for various technical certification exam fees including CPC® and CCA® among others.
Have you always wanted to work in the medical field but felt discouraged because of the time commitment and financial investment required? Then becoming a medical coding professional could be perfect for you!
One of the many advantages of working in this field (and in most allied health fields) is that you don’t have to have a medical degree. You can jumpstart your healthcare career in just one year by earning this affordable, highly-marketable medical certificate.
Graduates of our online medical coding program are in very high demand. The healthcare industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world and is undergoing unprecedented change – including the ongoing shift to electronic health records (EHR). In addition, a very large portion of the population is entering retirement age and the demand for health care professionals who are qualified to process and manage this data is growing rapidly.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the Medical Records and Health Information industry is expected to grow nearly 10% by 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Not only are there an increasing number of job openings, but many of these jobs pay above average salaries. In fact, some of the highest earning medical coding professionals earn more than $73,000 per year!
Graduates of our online Medical Coding program are in very high demand! Certified billers & coders can find immediate employment in various settings including hospitals, clinics, doctors offices, nursing homes, pharmacies, insurance companies, financial management companies, legal firms, consulting agencies and many more. Using the latest technology and industry-established codes, professional coders collect, organize and report vital information such as diagnoses, treatment outcomes and patient care.
A certificate in Medical Coding from UC Online opens up a lot of doors for future opportunities:
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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Classes are asynchronous, some classes are in a 7-week format some are in a 14-week format. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using exam proctoring software.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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