The University of Central Missouri's Medical Coding and Billing certificate program prepares students to earn national certification and begin working immediately after completion. Medical coding and billing professionals translate medical records into standardized codes used to bill patients and third-party payers such as insurance companies and Medicare. Our self-paced, online program will teach you to use these codes including the new PCS procedural code set. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for professional medical coding and billing professionals is expected to increase by approximately 15 percent through 2024. Professionals in the middle 50 percent of this field earn between $29,130 and $48,510. 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.
Online, self-paced course
|476 hours||18 years of age or older; high school diploma or GED; understand basic use of computers;
access to computer with Internet at home or another location on regular basis.
Medical coding and billing professionals usually work on-site at a healthcare facility. Positions can also be found in physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, large coding outsourcing companies and other healthcare facilities. Although certification is not always a prerequisite for employment in this field, our recognized course prepares you to take the Certified Professional Coder and Certified Coding Associate exams. This flexible online program allows you to study on a schedule that fits your life and progress at your own pace. Also provided are 24/7 access to all materials, instructor support, technical assistance and graduate support.