Medical Billing and Coding Training
If you are seeking a quality medical billing and coding education, Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers medical billing and coding training designed to help you develop knowledge and skills. Depending on which healthcare program you choose, you can be on your way to a medical billing and coding career in under a year!
Choose From Two Medical Billing and Coding Training Programs:
Medical Billing and Coding Diploma – In as few as 10 months, you can earn a Medical Billing and Coding Diploma from UMA. This program focuses on the competencies that are in demand by a wide variety of healthcare organizations. Upon completing the diploma program, you’ll have the training and credentials necessary to apply for entry-level job opportunities in hospitals, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, dental practices and other employers in the expanding healthcare field.
Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Coding Degree
– If you are willing to invest a little more time to attain higher education, UMA’s online campus offers an Associate of Science degree in Medical Billing and Coding that can be completed in as few as 18 months. This degree program prepares you to process healthcare claims and medical records, apply ICD-9 diagnosis and coding procedures, and accurately code medical and surgical procedures. It also covers essential business, communication and healthcare topics. Upon graduation, you will be ready to pursue entry-level medical billing and coding positions.
Enjoy the Convenience of Online Learning or Attend Class On-ground Campus
Students throughout the United States can enroll in UMA’s flexible online medical billing and coding training programs, while Florida residents may choose to complete the Diploma program at the Tampa campus. Whether you pursue your education on-campus or online, UMA’s faculty, staff and administration are committed to your success. You will receive support and encouragement at every step as you progress along the path to your new healthcare career.
Prepare for Your Medical Billing and Coding Certification
Both UMA’s Medical Billing and Coding Diploma program and Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Coding degree program prepare students to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). This industry-recognized certification demonstrates coding skill and accuracy to potential employers.
Explore Financial Aid Options to Fund Your Education
When planning your medical billing and coding education, financing options are an important consideration. UMA’s Student Finance Planners are dedicated to guiding you through the many alternatives. They are available to answer your questions and will help you understand all the financial aid sources for which you may qualify.
Federal Student Aid for those who qualify can help cover costs such as tuition, supplies and books. Other types of aid – including scholarships, grants and loans – also are available to students who qualify. You may apply for merit- and need-based scholarships through state-sponsored programs and private organizations, as well as employer tuition reimbursement programs and federal tax credits for certain documented educational expenses. Your education is an investment in yourself; and the many financial aid options available to students who qualify can help offset your expenses.
Join the Ranks of Medical Billing and Coding Professionals
If you enjoy working with computers and have exceptional attention to detail, you may be well suited for a career as a medical billing and coding professional. There is an ongoing demand for qualified candidates in this field, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 20% increase in medical records and health information technician jobs – including medical billers and coders – through 2018.*
UMA is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as both an institutional and specialized accreditor focused on healthcare training and education.
For more information about UMA’s on-campus or online healthcare training programs, please contact us today!
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (including Billers and Coders) is expected to grow over 20% between 2008 and 2018.
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