Medical Coder

April 24, 2023
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What is a Medical Coder Certificate?

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.

University of Cincinnati’s Online Medical Coder Certificate Program

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.

Program Overview

  • 100% online – no campus visits required
  • Flexible scheduling: full and part-time options
  • Complete in just one year
  • Six start dates to choose from

Is a Certificate in Medical Coding Right for Me?

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.

Career Options

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!

With a professional medical coding certificate, you can pursue a wide variety of careers in:
  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices
  • Nursing facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Home health services
  • Insurance firms
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Law firms
  • Tax firms
  • Billing companies
  • Public health/government agencies

Further Your Career

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:

  • As a Medical Coding graduate, you can transfer into UC’s 100% online Health Information Systems (HIS) program and earn your Associates in just one year!.
  • Graduates of our HIS program can seamlessly transition into our 100% online Bachelor’s in Health Information Management program, which is designed for working professionals and offers flexible scheduling and generous financial aid packages.
  • Our HIS students sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam in their last semester. Graduate with your Associates and RHIT credential and hit the ground running!
  • Our HIM graduates are qualified (and well-prepared) to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential. The RHIT and RHIA credentials are well-respected and highly sought after in the healthcare industry.
  • Our 100% online Cancer Registry Management Certificate Program is another great opportunity to increase your earnings and marketability in the healthcare industry. Our Cancer Registry program is one of VERY FEW NCRA-accredited programs in the U.S. offered 100% online..

Is UC Online right for me?

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