Join a Growing Medical Field as a Medical Coder
Medical coding is an integral part of the medical profession as it is directly responsible for the reimbursement of medical services performed by medical professionals. The financial health of a medical hospital, clinic, or private practice depends on accurate coding to obtain the highest possible reimbursement for procedures and services performed.
This online medical coding program teaches the skills needed to become a certified medical coder. In this program, you will:
- Gain knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology
- Support coding processes and identify codes for diagnoses and procedures
- Learn the fundamentals of coding for Medicare/Medicaid claims
- Explore the basics of medical insurance billing
This program consists of self-paced modules, and you can start any time once the program is launched. There are no prerequisites, but it is recommended that students without previous medical experience complete the program in its entirety.
This six-module, online program is designed to teach the student the principles of diagnosis and procedure medical coding and to prepare the student to take the AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders) CPC-A, CPC-P examination. Medical employers and insurance payors seek certification from AAPC to ensure that the medical coder has extensive knowledge of coding procedures, guidelines, and conventions.
Module 1: Medical Terminology
Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology
Module 3: ICD-10-CM Medical Coding
Module 4: CPT Classification Systems
Module 5: HCPCS/Medicare Requirements/HIPAA Basics
Module 6: Coding Certification Review