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Medical Biller/Coder : Online


Why study Medical Biller/Coder : Online?

The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate prepares students to become professional billers and coders in the healthcare industry. They work in hospitals, clinics, doctors offices, nursing homes, pharmacies, insurance companies, etc. preparing and coding bills and reimbursements for medical care. Using the latest technology and industry-established codes, professional coders indicate what treatments were received, what the diagnosis was and the level of care that was given. Medical billing and coding professionals are in very high demand due to increasing regulation in the healthcare industry in addition to the rapidly aging population.

Learn more about our 100-percent online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must continue to meet the academic standards established in order to advance to upper levels of study.

Enrollment in this certificate is also available with simultaneous enrollment in an associate’s degree such as the Health Information Systems.  Interested students should meet with a UC Online advisor for details.

Please note: In order to obtain this certificate, 50 percent or more of the required coursework must be taken from UC Clermont College.

To succeed in medical billing and coding, you should be well organized, have excellent communication skills and be detail oriented. You should also be comfortable sitting at a desk for long periods.

Recognizing that digital literacy is essential to be successful in this online program, UC Clermont recommends that incoming students own a computer or laptop that meets the minimum system requirements for software used in the curriculum. This requirement will help ensure that all students have access to the college’s digital resources at home or on campus.  Recommendations are listed here.

If you successfully complete the medical billing and coding certificate, you may pursue a variety of opportunities in hospitals, physician offices, nursing care facilities, outpatient clinics, home health services, insurance companies and public health departments. If you also become certified by the American Health Information Management Association, you will have the best employment options.

The following information is provided to you per U.S. Department of Education regulations: The Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code for this occupation is 43-3021. The informational profile for this occupation is at O*NET OnLine. Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). View this program’s most recent disclosure information including program costs, median loan debt at program completion, normal time to completion and normal time to completion rates, and job placement rate (if reported).

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience once you have confirmed your offer of admission.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call us at 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

Our online courses are taught by faculty that have received extensive online training. UC Clermont College is a Quality Matters Institution Member. Colleges and universities can use QM Standards and tools to develop, evaluate and improve the quality of online course design, create a culture of quality and achieve course certification.

Application Deadlines

Learn more and apply at UC Online.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Enrollment Services
University of Cincinnati Online
57 West Daniels Street
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(833) 556-8611

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Program Code: 34CRT-MBCR-C1-.MBCR-DL