Medical Office and Billing Specialist Programs Online

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Medical Office and Billing Specialist Training Online

So, you’re organized and looking to offer healthcare employers a valuable skillset for use in a medical office. 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!

Why should I earn my associate degree from UMA?

Earning an associate degree from UMA may impact your future by making you stand out to employers and providing you with a strong educational platform to start a new career. Let us help you gain the job skills needed to work in healthcare so you are prepared to seek some of the 4 million new jobs that are projected through 2022.1

Our programs include 24/7 tech support that helps you become comfortable with computers and in the online classroom. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to start a career in the fast growing healthcare industry.1 Outside the classroom, our career services team gets you interview ready so you can start your new career.

According to independent research published by Georgetown University, associate degree graduates earn an average of $400,000 of additional earnings over their lifetime.2 An associate degree can open doors to lifelong learning and set the groundwork for future promotions. Let UMA help you change your future.

Helping you prepare for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam.

Classes at UMA help prepare you to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam. If you meet eligibility requirements and pass this exam, you’ll get your certification which can help you stand out as an applicant. This certification is considered an addition to the career training you receive at UMA and is not required to graduate. 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.

Job outlook for medical office and billing specialist.

Graduates with a diploma or degree 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 2022.4

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  • Medical Office and Billing Specialist Online Courses

    How long is the degree program? 16 months (may vary according to individual student).

    Associate of Science in Health Sciences – Medical Office and Billing Specialist

    Required Courses:
    Medical Basics and the Healthcare Claim Cycle 5 Credits
    Anatomy, Terminology and Healthcare Payers 4.5 Credits
    Medical Terminology and Healthcare Setting & Claims Processing 5 Credits
    Computer Systems and Software Applications for the Medical Office 4.5 Credits
    Introduction to Medical Administration Assisting and CIS 4.5 Credits
    Medical Law & Ethics and Records Management for Billing Specialists 4.5 Credits
    Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Medical Coding I 5.5 Credits
    Medical Coding for Billing Specialists 4.5 Credits
    Total 38 Credits
    General Education Courses:
    English Composition 3 Credits
    English Composition II** 3 Credits
    Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 Credits
    College Math 3 Credits
    General Biology 3 Credits
    Sociology 3 Credits
    Total 15 Credits
    Total for Arkansas Residents* 18 Credits
    Electives:
    Accounting for Managers*** 3 Credits
    Introduction to Healthcare Computer Information Systems** 3 Credits
    Interpersonal Professional Communications 3 Credits
    Local, National and International Events 3 Credits
    Psychology 3 Credits
    Working with People*** 3 Credits
    Patient Relations*** 3 Credits
    Ecology 3 Credits
    Diversity in the Workplace 3 Credits
    Total 9 Credits
    Total for Arkansas Residents* 6 Credits
    Program Total 62 Credits

    *Arkansas Residents - The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has requirements for coursework that are not contained in UMA programs for other states. Therefore, Arkansas residents must meet program requirements that are slightly different. These courses are required for residents of Arkansas.

    Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code § 6-61-301.

    **Required Course for Arkansas residents

    ***Minnesota Residents - Ultimate Medical Academy is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections §136A.61-136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Minnesota students will NOT be able to use the courses indicated above to satisfy the General Education/Elective requirements for UMA programs.


    • Medical Office and Billing Specialist Diploma

      How long is the diploma program? 10 months (may vary according to individual student)

      Required Courses:
      Medical Basics and the Healthcare Claim Cycle 5 Credits
      Anatomy, Terminology and Healthcare Payers 4.5 Credits
      Medical Terminology and Healthcare Setting & Claims Processing 5 Credits
      Computer Systems and Software Applications for the Medical Office 4.5 Credits
      Introduction to Medical Administration Assisting and CIS 4.5 Credits
      Medical Law & Ethics and Records Management for Billing Specialists 4.5 Credits
      Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Medical Coding I 5.5 Credits
      Medical Coding for Billing Specialists 4.5 Credits
      Total 38 Credits

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Office and Billing Specialist

I want to be a medical office assistant. Can I do that with this program?

I want to be a medical office assistant. Can I do that with this program?

Yes. The UMA Medical Office and Billing Specialist program will qualify you to apply for medical office assistant jobs. You may want to consider our Medical Administrative Assistant program too.

I want to be qualified to work in a medical office, so what programs should I consider?

I want to be qualified to work in a medical office, so what programs should I consider?

Medical Office and Billing Specialist, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding are all programs that UMA offers that will qualify you to apply for medical office administration jobs to work in a medical office.

What is a medical office and billing specialist?

What is a medical office and billing specialist?

Someone who works in a medical office performing office duties and some billing responsibilities related to insurance for patient care.

Do I have to be certified to work as a medical office assistant?

Do I have to be certified to work as a medical office assistant?

No. Certification for medical office assistant is not required, but some employers may prefer it. Certification is separate from career training and can help you stand out as a candidate for the position. For more information, see the section above entitled, “Helping you prepare for your certification exam.”

Is this program similar to medical office assistant schools?

Is this program similar to medical office assistant schools?

Yes, very similar. As a student in the UMA Medical Office and Billing Specialist program, you’ll learn the skills you need to apply for and properly perform the job responsibilities for medical office assistant.

What type of medical office training will I get in this program?

What type of medical office training will I get in this program?

There is a wide range of medical office training topics covered in coursework for the Medical Office and Billing Specialist program at UMA. They include medical terminology, the healthcare claim cycle, computer systems and software applications for the medical office, medical coding and more.

What’s it like to take medical office and billing specialist courses online?

What’s it like to take medical office and billing specialist courses online?

Online courses with UMA are designed to be flexible, so you can train for your career on your own schedule. Complete your classwork in the morning, at lunch, or in the middle of the night. It’s up to you. And UMA is here to help you every step of the way with online tutoring, live learning labs, a mobile app, a student-friendly online library, 24/7 tech support and more. Visit the UMA Online page to learn more.

How much does a medical office and billing specialist make?

How much does a medical office and billing specialist make?

You can find salary ranges by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. A medical office and billing specialist salary depends on the answers to several questions including where you live and work, your experience, whether you are certified or not, and other related factors. If you’d like to learn more about the medical office and billing specialist salary for an entry-level position, call us or fill out the form and click “request info.”

What’s the best school for your needs?

What’s the best school for your needs?

Of course you’re looking for the best school—for you. So what are your needs? Ultimate Medical Academy wants to be the best school for you and we’re here to listen. Because the more we understand about your situation, the better we can help. Let’s talk about you. 888-213-4473.

What should I look for in top schools for medical office and billing specialist training?

What should I look for in top schools for medical office and billing specialist training?

Start by looking for an accredited school. If it’s not accredited, it’s probably not a top school. Top schools that offer medical office and billing specialist programs should offer personal assistance every step of the way, such as one-on-one tutoring. Top schools that offer medical office and billing specialist training should also provide career services such as job search assistance. To learn more about these types of important features, visit our Ultimate Student Services℠ page.

Where can I find more info about medical office and billing specialists?
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This program can be completed in as little as 16 months.

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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Gainful Employment

For additional information on this program’s student graduation, placement, charges, median loan debt and possible occupational outcomes, see: Medical Office and Billing Specialist Diploma.

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

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Complete this form and we’ll email you info on how to get started at UMA, financial aid, selecting the right program, and connecting with other students. We’ll also give you a call to ensure all your questions are answered so you can make the right choice.

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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.htm 2BLS, Healthcare: Millions of jobs now and in the future, Spring 2014, http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2014/spring/art03.pdf  3Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, The College Payoff, 2014,https://cew.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/collegepayoff-summary.pdf 4 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.

Complete this form and we’ll email you info on how to get started at UMA, financial aid, selecting the right program, and connecting with other students. We’ll also give you a call to ensure all your questions are answered so you can make the right choice.

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 agree to automated contact to enroll; instead, you may call us at 888-213-4473.