UC Clermont

Medical Biller/Coder : Online

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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. 

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 513-558-8317 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.

UC Clermont students have access to free tutoring and academic support services through a collaboration with UC’s Learning Commons. The Learning Commons provides centralized academic support for all University of Cincinnati students by bringing together faculty, best-practices in teaching and learning, and hundreds of outstanding peer educators to create flexible academic success programming. Free services available to UC Clermont students through Learning Commons include academic coaching, success skills workshops, and tutoring in writing, math, science and more. Services are available on-campus Monday-Friday from 9-2 or virtually Monday-Thursday 9-8 and Friday 9-4.


Academic Writing Center (AWC) - The AWC can help with any writing assignment for any course and at any stage of the writing process. The AWC is not course-specific and can help with discipline-specific documents, as well as non-course-based writing. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a trained writing tutor or submit a paper online for feedback within 48 hours.

Math & Science Support Center (MASS) - The MASS Center offers virtual study tables for many undergraduate mathematics and science courses. Study tables provide a collaborative learning space so that students can learn from their peers who have excelled (the table leader) as well as their fellow class members attending the study table. No appointment is necessary for these scheduled group study sessions.

Peer Tutoring - Peer tutoring sessions are one-on-one with a subject-specific tutor to answer questions in more than 200 undergraduate courses including subjects such as math, science, languages, business and writing. Schedule appointments up to 7 days in advance for one-hour, 90-minute or two-hour session. If you notice your desired course is not offered, please let us know.

Academic Coaching – Academic coaches help students get organized and learn to be efficient and effective with their study time during one-on-one sessions. Academic Coaches work with students on new strategies or exercises to try before the next meeting and later meetings allow tailoring new approaches to develop the best study and test taking habits for unique goals and strengths. Schedule one-hour sessions as often as once per week.

Success Skills Workshops – Success Skills Workshops are free one-hour sessions that focus on skills students need to be successful in college (study skills, note-taking, motivation, etc.). While there is no shortcut to success, the goal of the workshops is to empower students to identify and apply academic habits and soft skills through a deeper understanding and purpose of them. When students RSVP for a workshop, they will be able to register for the upcoming workshops one at a time and up to nine days prior to the workshop date.

Pre-College Math Tutoring - Pre-College Math Tutoring Services helps students succeed in Mathematical Literacy (MATH 0029), Fundamentals of Algebra (MATH 0030), Introductory Algebra (MATH 0031) and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0034). Group study sessions, individual tutoring or email tutoring are available. Information is provided in the course syllabus to help guide students to the study group sessions for that course. Math Learning Resources by math topic that include short instructional videos and worksheets are available on the UC Clermont Learning Commons website.

Preparatory Composition – Students enrolled in UC Clermont Preparatory English (ENGL0099) courses have dedicated support from professional tutors. Information about these services and how to connect with the tutor is included in the course syllabus.

Math for Science Students Workshop – Designed for students enrolled in entry-level biology and chemistry courses, these workshops cover foundational math concepts that students need to success in their science courses. The synchronous online workshops are led by a UC Clermont professional tutor on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The workshop repeats each week starting the week before classes begin and continuing through week 3 of the semester.

Math Placement Test Workshop - Offered to prospective and current UC students who want to brush up on their math skills before taking the Math Placement Test. The free synchronous online workshop is led by a UC Clermont professional tutor. The three-week workshop series is offered monthly except in January. It is recommended that students sign up for all three weeks to get the maximum benefit from these workshops.

In order to graduate from UC Clermont, a student must:

  • Complete all required course work and program requirements.
  • Obtain at least a 2.0 university grade point average.
  • Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  • File formal application for the degree by the posted semester of graduation deadline.

Application Deadlines

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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
onlinerecruitment@uc.edu

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