Medical Office Coding, OEC
The UAA Medical Office Coding program provides education toward becoming a medical office coder in an outpatient medical setting. We offer a 17-credit undergraduate Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) that is typically completed over three academic semesters of part-time coursework. Students can start taking courses in any semester. Upon completion of the OEC, professional certification is available through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).Learn more about the certificate optional hidden text
What is a coder?
Medical office coders work in medical offices and outpatient settings coding medical records for statistical and reimbursement purposes. A good understanding of medical terminology is essential for diagnosis and procedure coding. An understanding of human biology or anatomy and physiology is also necessary for a medical coder to accurately interpret what one is attempting to code. Experience working in a medical setting or current employment in a medical office or hospital where you utilize medical terminology and anatomy and physiology may be adequate for you to do well in the coding class.Gainful Employment Disclosures optional hidden text