Program Description

The Health Care Reimbursement Certificate prepares students for employment as medical billers and coders in medical offices, clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities. Students in this online certificate program learn analysis of medical records and the assigning of codes for indexing diagnoses and procedures to provide information for reimbursement purposes.

The successful completion of this online health care certificate prepares students for national certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders exam, as well as the American Health Information Management Association coding exam.

This is intended to be a one-year program. Fees below are based on full-time status.

Courses (30 Credits)

Major Requirements

  • Mathematics in Health Care
  • Introduction to Academic Writing or Business Communications
  • Computer Business Applications or Medical Office Technology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Professional Skills for the Workplace
  • Administrative Procedures I
  • Human Diseases
  • Administrative Procedures II
  • Medical Coding
  • Outpatient Health Care Reimbursement
Cost Breakdown
Tuition Fees Other Expenses
$175-$234/credit $5/credit Technology Fee $40 Application Fee
$5/credit Libraries Fee $50 Graduation Fee
$6/credit Facilities Fee
$9/credit Network Fee
$25/credit eCampus Fee

Estimated Cost of Program Based on Current Rates: $7,725

For more about UAF costs, visit our Financial Aid website.

Where Graduates Pursue Careers
  • Private Medical and Dental Practices
  • Group Practices
  • Clinics
  • Corporations
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Companies
  • Armed Forces
  • Consulting Companies
  • Rural Settings
Admissions Requirements

Students entering this accounting certificate program are expected to have basic computer skills. If you’re concerned about this requirement, ask your advisor about enrolling in Computer Business Applications (CIOS F150).

General UAF requirements for a certificate can be found here.

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