Medical Office Billing Specialist Student

Medical Office and Billing Specialist

Use your organizational skills to arrange for a new career.

So, you’re organized and looking to offer healthcare employers a valuable skillset. Read on. You can get the training you need to do exactly that, at Ultimate Medical Academy.

As a UMA medical office and billing specialist student online, you’ll learn how the insurance billing process works, how to assign diagnostic medical codes, perform basic medical office duties and more. Employers are looking for the type of training UMA provides, and the job opportunities in this field continue to grow.1 If that sounds good to you, we should talk!

What’s the difference between a degree and a diploma?

Medical Office Billing Specialist StudentIn some cases, people with a diploma and people with a degree may apply for the same job in this field. A diploma program takes less time to complete and is a smaller investment than a degree program. A diploma could mean less earning potential than a degree.2 A degree requires more coursework and may be seen as a more substantial accomplishment in the eyes of a potential employer. UMA students who earn a diploma in this program may choose to continue their education at UMA and upgrade their credential to a degree in this field.

UMA students often start with a diploma because it gets them trained faster and may help them enter the workforce sooner. Once they are employed, they may return to UMA to apply their diploma coursework toward an associate degree in this field.

Helping you prepare for your certification exam.

Classes at UMA help prepare you to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam. Ultimate Medical Academy has a team in place, ready to help you focus on exam-relevant material and tutor you in areas where you might want need extra help.

A variety of employment opportunities.

Graduates with a diploma or degree and certification as a medical office and billing specialist can go on to entry-level positions as a biller, billing and filing specialist, customer service representative, front office staff and more. Working environments include physician’s offices, hospitals, insurance call centers and outpatient clinics to name a few. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in the career field for Medical Office and Billing Specialists are expected to grow 36% from 2012 to 2022.3

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This program can be completed in as little as 10 months (diploma) or 16 months (degree).

May vary according to individual student.

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97% of UMA students in this diploma program who responded to the survey were satisfied overall with their online classroom environment.

Source:Averaged results from the Ultimate Medical Academy Online “Quarterly Student Survey” for all four quarters in 2014 (847 responses).

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This program is offered Online.

Gainful Employment

For additional information on this program’s student graduation, placement, charges, median loan debt and possible occupational outcomes, see: Associate of Science in Health Sciences – Medical Office and Billing Specialist and Diploma - Medical Office and Billing Specialist.

Gainful employment information can be found at ultimatemedical.edu/gainful-employment.pdf and includes information on tuition, loan debt, completion, placement and occupations.

Let’s talk about it.

You probably have questions. We definitely have answers.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone, text message, or email via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy at the phone numbers you provided above. You are not obligated to enroll.

I just want to express my appreciation and gratitude to the kind folks who answered my questions about what I wanted to accomplish in my later years of life. Thank you UMA, I'm ready to start the rest of my life.

—Robert R., UMA Student

1 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Office-and-Administrative-Support/Secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm2 http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm3 www.bls.gov/ooh/Office-and-Administrative-Support/Secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm#tab-6

Let’s talk about it.

You probably have questions. We definitely have answers.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone, text message, or email via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy at the phone numbers you provided above. You are not obligated to enroll.