Medical Coding Specialist

Hours: 420 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $2,655.00

Course Overview:

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! This course omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots.

Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify and apply basic word structure
  • Identify body systems, body cavities, and planes of the body
  • Define common prefixes
  • Identify diagnostic and procedural suffixes
  • Comprehend medical specialists and case reports

Medical Coding is listed as one of the fastest growing professions in allied health. The medical industry is experiencing a tremendous demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes diagnostic and procedural coding. Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with comprehensive coverage from one of the most trusted programs in the field! This Medical Coding course is practical and shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems by providing an in-depth introduction to essential coding concepts. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, this course offers complete coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system. No other course on the market so thoroughly prepares you for all coding systems in one course!

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the core elements of the ICD-10-CM coding system
  • Identify the conventions and guidelines of the ICD-10-CM coding system
  • Identify the conventions and guidelines of the ICD-9-CM coding system
  • Identify the conventions and guidelines of the HCPCS coding system
  • Identify the conventions and guidelines of the CPT coding system

Course Outline:

Medical Terminology Module 1
Basic Word Structure
  • Word Analysis
  • Combining Forms
  • Suffixes & Prefixes
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications 
Medical Terminology Module 2
Organization of the Body
  • Body Systems
  • Body Cavities
  • Divisions of the Back
  • Planes of the Body
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications 
Medical Terminology Module 3
  • Introduction to Suffixes
  • Suffixes and Terminology
  • Diagnostic & Procedural Suffixes
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications 
Medical Terminology Module 4
  • Combining Forms & Prefixes
  • Prefixes and Terminology
  • Define Common Prefixes
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications 
Medical Terminology Module 5
Medical Specialists & Case Reports
  • Medical Specialists
  • Combining Forms & Vocabulary
  • Case Reports & Terminology
  • Pronunciation of Terms
  • Exercises & Applications 
Medical Terminology Module 6
Body Systems – Part 1
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Reproductive System
  • Lymphatic System
Medical Terminology Module 7
Body Systems – Part 2
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Skin & Sense Organs
  • Urinary System 
Medical Coding Module 1    
Overview of ICD-10-CM
  • Reimbursement
  • HIPPA Compliance
  • System Developments & Improvements
  • Outpatient Coding
  • Reporting Guidelines
  • First-Listed Diagnosis
  • Uncertain/Unconfirmed Diagnosis
  • Z-Codes
  • Using ICD-10-CM
  • Organization of Guidelines
  • Accurate Coding
  • Combination Codes
Medical Coding Module 2      
ICD-10-CM Chapter-Specific Guidelines
  • Certain Infections
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Neoplasms
  • Mental & Behavioral Disorders
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Eye and Ear Diseases
  • Circulatory and Respiratory Systems Diseases
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Skin Diseases
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Congenital Malformations
  • Injury and Poisoning
Medical Coding Module 3      
Overview of ICD-9-CM
  • ICD-9-CM Format
  • Outpatient Coding
  • Reporting Guidelines
  • Diagnoses
  • V Codes
  • Uncertain Diagnosis
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Surgery
  • Organization of the Guidelines
  • Level of Specificity
  • Combination Codes
Medical Coding Module 4    
ICD-9-CM Chapter-Specific Guidelines
  • Infections
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Endocrine and Immunity Disorders
  • Blood Diseases
  • Mental and Behavioral Disorders
  • Circulatory and Respiratory System Diseases
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Diseases of the Genitourinary System
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Skin Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions
Medical Coding Module 5  
  • Intro to CPT
  • Intro to Level II National Codes (HCPCS)
  • Purpose of the CPT Manual
  • CPT Manual Format
  • Starting with the Index
  • History of National Level Codes
  • CPT Modifiers
Medical Coding Module 6   
Evaluation and Management, Anesthesia, Surgery
  • Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services
  • Contents of the E/M Section
  • Three Factors of E/M Codes
  • Levels of E/M Service
  • Using E/M Codes
  • Anesthesia
  • Formula for Anesthesia Payment
  • Concurrent Modifiers
  • Unlisted Anesthesia
  • Surgery Guidelines
  • Unlisted Procedures
  • Surgical Package
Medical Coding Module 7
Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Integumentary System
  • Skin and Accessory Structures
  • Nails
  • Burns
  • Musculoskeletal Systems
  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Casts and Strappings
  • Respiratory Systems
  • Endoscopy
  • Trachea/Bronchi
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
Medical Coding Module 8
Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems
  • Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
  • Diaphragm
  • Digestive System
  • Lips, Tongue, and Mouth
  • Esophagus and Stomach
  • Intestines, Rectum, Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Urinary System
  • Genital Systems
  • Reproductive Surgery
  • Intersex Surgery
  • Maternity Care and Delivery
Medical Coding Module 9
Nervous System and Radiology
  • Endocrine System
  • Nervous System
  • Eye and Ocular Adnexa
  • Auditory System
  • Operating Microscope
  • Radiology
  • Terms and Planes
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Breast, Mammography
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Nuclear Medicine
Medical Coding Module 10
Pathology, Medicine, and Inpatient Coding
  • Pathology/Laboratory
  • Therapeutic Drug Assays
  • Evocative/Suppression Testing
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Medicine
  • Dialysis
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Chemotherapy Administration
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Inpatient Coding
  • Development of the ICD-10-PCS

All necessary materials are included.


Upon successful completion of our Medical Coding course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical coding in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for the AHIMA national certification exam to become a Certified Coding Associate (CCA).

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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