Medical Office and Billing Specialists combine skill sets from both Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Administrative Assistant to create a kind of “best of both worlds” career objective. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for Medical Office and Billing Specialists are expected to grow between 19% and 27% through 2018.*
The Medical Office and Billing Specialist program prepares students to perform front office medical administrative procedures with a focus on the expanded function of insurance and patient billing and the processing of health care claims.
During your 10-month training in the Medical Office and Billing Specialist Diploma program at UMA, you will receive training to:
Understand medical terminology and software applications for reimbursement systems
Manage medical records
Apply customer service concepts and principles in providing quality assistance
Learn entry-level medical coding for billing specialists
Create a career development and essential life skills plan for job success
Medical Office and Billing Specialists work in physicians' offices, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other health care settings.
In the weeks leading to graduation you will work closely with the UMA Career Services department to find job opportunities that fit your acquired training and goals.
Health Science Associate of Science Degree with a Concentration in Medical Office and Billing Specialist
The amount quoted does not factor in individual circumstances such a transfer credits, repeated courses and/or price changes. One set of books is included in tuition but students are charged for any book replacements. UMA does not offer on-campus room and board.
WHAT IS THE REPORTED GRADUATION TIME FOR THIS PROGRAM, ASSUMING CONTINUOUS, FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT?
The normal time for the program is 41 weeks. 96% of the graduates from this program finished in this time.
The graduation rate is calculated based on the cumulative results of UMA students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The actual length of the program will vary from normal time based on individual circumstances such as choosing to attend part time, failing or retaking a course or courses, changing programs, or choosing to take a greater than full-time course load. Since normal time includes weeks when students may not be attending classes, it also differs from the amount of instructional time, as further specified in the UMA catalog. The graduation rate is calculated using the formula provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
WHAT IS THE JOB PLACEMENT RATE FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING THE PROGRAM?
The job placement rate for students who complete the program from the Online campus is 71%.
This is the placement rate for students graduating from the program during the 2011-2012 Award Year who were reported as placed to UMA’s accrediting agency, ABHES. The rate was calculated using ABHES methodology. Placements may or may not be in the standard occupations published in these disclosures.
WHAT FINANCING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR THIS PROGRAM?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for program graduates is as follows:
The median loan debt for Federal loans is calculated based on students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, using the formula provided by the U.S Department of Education. An individual's loan debt will vary based on individual factors such as a student's decision to pay for the program from sources other than student loans or to borrow more than is needed to pay the direct costs of education, transfer credits, course failures, and program changes. Private educational loan data are based only on information reported to UMA.
To assist potential students in making an informed decision to attend UMA, and in accordance with U.S. Department of Education requirements, Ultimate Medical Academy publishes certain information for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The information contained in this document does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. UMA reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees, modify programs of study and revise information at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, standards and guidance. Numerous factors affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment. UMA cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation or employment for any student.
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