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’s comprehensive program curriculum qualifies and prepares students for a variety of professional exams including Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Coding Associate (CCA). Medical coding graduates are also eligible for the certificate-to-degree fast track program which guarantees acceptance into UC’s 100% Online Health Information Systems program (AAS HIS). The certificate-to-degree fast track program saves students a significant amount of time and money by guaranteeing all of their credits from the certificate program will transfer into the associates program.
UC offers continued encouragement and support to our medical coding graduates through the Professional Technical Certification Reimbursement Program (PTR). The PTR 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 the allied health field is that you don’t have to spend years earning an expensive medical degree. With UC’s affordable and highly-marketable Medical Coding Certificate, you can start working in the healthcare field immediately!
UC’s medical coding graduates are in very high demand! Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world and demand for medical coders and other health information professionals has skyrocketed over the last few years. The healthcare industry is experiencing unprecedented change and continues to evolve with the ongoing shift to electronic health records (EHR) . In addition, a large portion of the population is now entering retirement age, creating even more demand for medical coders and other health professionals who can process and manage all of this data.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), the Medical Records and Health Information industry is expected to grow more than 10% by 2029. This is much faster than the average for all other occupations! Not only are there an increasing number of job openings, but many of these jobs offer above average salaries and the opportunity to work remotely/from home.
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:
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