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Medical Billing and Coding Professional with Remote Worker Certificate


Launch your new career in this rapidly growing, high-demand field

Enroll in the University of Central Missouri's Medical Billing and Coding with Remote Worker certificate program and prepare for a rewarding and exciting career in the growing healthcare field. Students successfully completing the program will be ready to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC-A) certification exam from AAPC, which is recognized by employers across the nation. Medical billing and coding professionals are in high demand with the US Department of Labor projecting over 27,800 new jobs by 2029. Average annual salary for these professionals is approximately $42,630. Through this program, students earn an industry-recognized certificate and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

UCM certificate cost icon   $4,495 including books, fees and examination.
Additional fees:  Laptop (if needed), $400
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Contact hours icon   300 (including out of class work)  Prerequesites checklist icon   18 years of age or older; high school diploma or equivalent. Basic use of computers; access to computer with Internet at home or another location on regular basis.


Learn valuable skills that will prepare you for successMedical-billing-form

This certificate program is built to prepare you for employment, as well as success in the workplace, and is made up of three primary sections: Technical Skills, Personal Effectiveness Skills and Work Readiness Skills.

Technical skills

Students will learn valuable skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, manually file claims, complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (introduction, guidelines, evaluation and management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory, ICD-10 (introduction and guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements. In addition, students will learn how to find the service codes using manuals (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS).

Students successfully completing this course will be prepared to take a national certification exam from AAPC, the Certified Professional Coder (CPC-A) and the Remote Worker certification.


Personal effectiveness and work readiness skills

According to Leadership IQ, 46 percent of new hires fail within 18 months, but only 11 percent fail because of their technical skills. A stunning 89 percent of failures are the result of a lack of attitude or interpersonal skills to succeed.

To address this challenge, UCM has incorporated a curriculum we call CoreBuilders into this certificate program. CoreBuilders addresses critical Personal Effectiveness and Work Readiness Skills.

CoreBuilders focuses on attitude and interpersonal skills and is used in conjunction with technical training to maximize success. CoreBuilders prepares individuals with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills by focusing on three competency areas: Personal Effectiveness, Building Strong Relationships and Career Management.

With CoreBuilders, you will be challenged to examine yourself, ditch negative mindsets, behaviors, and even habits that hold you back, and learn how to replace them with proven success strategies.

You will learn how to develop a winning attitude, act with integrity, stay laser-focused on matters within your control, effectively communicate in various settings, become a valuable team asset, solve problems more constructively and set goals to drive your success.

Further you will be introduced to a time-tested human behavior model that can be practically applied in the workplace, transforming your relationships to healthy, productive and strong ones.

Finally, CoreBuilders equips learners to navigate the ever-changing job search process successfully and manage their careers in a fast paced, technology-driven marketplace.


Expected awards

  • UCM Certificate of Completion
  • AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC-A), must pass industry exam
  • Remote Worker Certification, must pass industry exam

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