Medical Office Coding, OEC

Program Overview

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).

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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.

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  • Financial Disclosures: The following is important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend this program.
    University of Alaska Anchorage
    Undergraduate certificate in Medical Office Coding
    Program Length: 1 year
     
    Students graduating on time
    10% of Title IV students complete the program within 1 year
     
    Program Costs*
    $4,435 for in-state tuition and fees
    $14,289 for out-of-state tuition and fees
    $1,057 for books and supplies
    $11,728 for off-campus room and board
    $11,962 for on-campus room and board
    $40 application fee

    *The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
    Note that this information is subject to change.
    Students Borrowing Money
    16% of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it
     
    The typical graduate leaves with
    N/A* in debt
     
    The typical monthly loan payment
    N/A* per month in student loans with N/A* interest rate.
     
    The typical graduate earns
    not provided per year after leaving this program
     
    Graduates who got jobs
    N/A* of program graduates got jobs
    *We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.
    Program graduates are employed in the following fields:
    Licensure Requirements
    *Program has no licensure requirements in any state.
    Additional Information
    Date Created 6/21/2017
    These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education

 

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