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Medical Coding

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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, 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!

Prerequisite: Solid knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology. If you do not know Medical Terminology or Anatomy & Physiology you can take one or both of our additional courses.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the core elements of the ICD-10-CM coding system
  • Recognize the conventions and guidelines of the ICD-10-CM coding system
  • List the conventions and guidelines of the HCPCS coding system
  • Define the fundamental uses and guidelines of the CPT coding system
  • Recall the use of modifiers and evaluation and management services (E/M)

Medical Coding Module 1
Overview of ICD-10-CM

  • Reimbursement, HIPAA and Compliance
  • Basic Structure of the Medicare Program
  • Improvements to the ICD-10-CM
  • ICD-10-CM Format
  • Mapping
  • Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
  • Unconfirmed Diagnosis
  • Z Codes
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Therapeutic Services

Medical Coding Module 2     
Using ICD-10-CM

  • Accurate Coding
  • Alphabetic Index and Tabular List
  • Level of Specificity
  • Integral Conditions
  • Multiple Coding
  • Chapter Specific Guidelines Chapters 1-10
  • Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
  • Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Diseases of the Circulatory System
  • Diseases of the Respiratory System

Medical Coding Module 3     
Chapter-Specific Guidelines

  • Diseases of the Digestive System
  • Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and Puerperium
  • Congenital Malformations, Deformations and Chromosomal Abnormalities
  • Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings
  • Injury and Poisoning

Medical Coding Module 4    
CPT, HCPCS and Modifiers

  • The Purpose of the CPT Manual
  • Updating the CPT Manual
  • CPT Manual Format
  • Level II National Codes (HCPCS)
  • History of National Level Codes
  • Updating the HCPCS Manual
  • National Physician Fee Schedule
  • CPT Modifiers

Medical Coding Module 5  
E/M Services and Anesthesia

  • Contents of the E/M Section
  • Three Factors of E/M Codes
  • Various Levels of E/M Service
  • An E/M Code Example
  • Using the E/M Codes
  • Documentation Guidelines
  • Types of Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia Section Format
  • Formula for Anesthesia Payment
  • Concurrent Modifiers

Medical Coding Module 6   
Surgery Guidelines and Integumentary System

  • Surgery Section
  • Notes and Guidelines
  • Special Reports
  • Separate Procedure
  • Surgical Package
  • Skin, Subcutaneous and Accessory Structures
  • Burns
  • Destruction
  • Breast Procedures

Medical Coding Module 7
Musculoskeletal and Respiratory Systems

  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Application of Casts and Strapping
  • Endoscopy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Accessory Sinuses
  • Larynx
  • Trachea
  • Bronchi Lungs and Pleura

Medical Coding Module 8
Cardiovascular, Hemic, Lymphatic and Digestive Systems

  • Cardiovascular Coding in the Surgery Section
  • Cardiovascular Coding in the Medicine Section
  • Cardiovascular Coding in the Radiology Section
  • Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
  • Mediastinum and Diaphragm
  • Lips
  • Vestibule of Mouth
  • Salivary Glands and Ducts
  • Pharynx, Adenoids and Tonsils
  • Intestines

Medical Coding Module 9
Urinary, Reproductive and Genital Systems

  • Urinary System
  • Male Genital System
  • Intersex Surgery
  • Reproductive System Procedures
  • Male and Female Genital Systems
  • Maternity Care and Delivery

Medical Coding Module 10
Endocrine System, Eye, Ocular Adnexa and Radiology

  • Nervous System
  • Auditory System
  • Operating Microscope
  • Radiology Terminology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Breast Mammography
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Radiation Oncology

Medical Coding Module 11
Pathology/Laboratory, Medicine and Inpatient Coding

  • Organ or Disease Oriented Panels
  • Therapeutic Drug Assays
  • Urinalysis, Molecular Pathology and Chemistry
  • Immunizations
  • Gastroenterology
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Medication Therapy Management Services
  • Differences between Inpatient and Outpatient Coding
  • Present on Admission (POA)

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

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).

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player


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900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
United States
Phone: 727-824-7800 ext. 8

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