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).
- 17 credit Occupational Endorsement Certificate
- Fall, Spring and Summer Semester start options
- Certificate is typically completed in three semesters of half-time enrollment.
- Some courses offered in an online learning format.
- Courses prepare students to take the AAPC Professional Coder (CPC) exam
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.