Medical Billing and Collections Clerk
A Certificate Program at Umpqua Community College
The UCC one-year Medical Billing and Collections Clerk Certificate prepares students for entry-level positions as outpatient medical coding specialists. Students take courses that provide them with the basic competencies to begin a career as a medical coding specialist. The curriculum is designed to prepare the future medical coding specialist with both a theoretical understanding of the profession and the practical skills necessary to succeed.
According to the Oregon Department of Labor, the projected growth rate in this industry state wide is expected to exceed 23% over the next 10 years. Students who complete this certificate can expect to earn $9.92 - $16.11 per hour.
For more information about this field, you may want to explore the Oregon Labor Market Information System website.
You can expect to take courses in these subjects:
- Medical Office Procedures I - III
- Medical Terminology I - II
- Medical Coding for the Physician's Office
- Anatomy / Physiology for Medical Asst.
- Math for the Medical Asst.
- Health Care Reimbursement & Collections
- Electronic Health Records
- Health Insurance Concepts
- Other Subject Areas
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