Medical Coding and Reimbursement Online Courses (Self Paced E Learning)


Achieve your goals and make a difference in healthcare. Your expertise in classifying health information will help providers allocate resources and save lives. The Medical Coding and Reimbursement online courses prepare you to become an AHIMA-certified professional and reach your professional development goals.

Our program offers you the flexibility to customize your education based on your goals and advance your career. Select individual courses to build on your existing knowledge and to pace your learning appropriately. After successfully completing each course, you will earn AHIMA CEU’s. Alternatively, you can choose the 13-course bundle to purchase all courses at a discounted price. Upon successful completion of the 13-course program, you will receive a micro-credential certificate of completion.

These courses provide:

In-demand knowledge within key areas: Biomedical, Health Information Management (HIM), and Medical Coding.

Education to meet the CCA® or CCS® exam’s recommendations or requirements and become an AHIMA-certified professional.

Opportunities to accelerate your educational journey and save money by applying transfer credits toward an academic certificate or degree from participating institutions .

Recognition with employers who are looking for workers with focused knowledge in medical coding and reimbursement.

Course Topics Include:

Anatomy and Physiology
Medical Terminology
Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
Medical Law and Ethics
Healthcare Data Content and Structure
Healthcare Delivery Systems
Reimbursement Methodology
Introduction to Healthcare Technology and Information Systems
ICD-10-CM Coding for Beginners
ICD-10-PCS Coding for Beginners
Current Procedural Terminology Coding for Beginners, Part 1
Current Procedural Terminology Coding for Beginners, Part 2
Medical Coding Practice and Career Preparation

Important Note: Once your purchase is confirmed, you can access all 13 courses for 365 days from the date of purchase. Please be mindful of your educational progress and allow enough time to complete each course in the program.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Clinical Classification Systems

Interpret healthcare data for code assignment
Incorporate clinical vocabularies and terminologies used in health information systems
Abstract pertinent information from medical records
Consult reference materials to facilitate code assignment
Apply inpatient coding guidelines
Apply outpatient coding guidelines
Apply physician coding guidelines
Assign inpatient codes
Assign outpatient codes
Assign physician codes
Sequence codes according to healthcare settings

Reimbursement Methodologies

Sequence codes for optimal reimbursement
Link diagnoses and CPT codes according to payer-specific guidelines
Assign correct diagnosis-related group (DRG)
Assign correct ambulatory payment classification (APC)
Evaluate NCCI (National Correct Coding Initiative) edits
Reconcile NCCI edits
Validate medical necessity using LCD (local coverage determinations) and NCD (national coverage determinations)
Submit claim forms
Communicate with financial departments
Evaluate claim denials
Respond to claim denials
Re-submit denied claim to the payer source
Communicate with the physician to clarify documentation

Heath Records and Data Content

Retrieve medical records
Assemble medical records according to the healthcare setting
Analyze medical records quantitatively for completeness
Analyze medical records qualitatively for deficiencies
Perform data abstraction
Request patient
specific documentation from other sources (for example, ancillary departments, physician’s office, etc.)
Retrieve patient information from the master patient index
Educate providers in regards to health data standards
Generate reports for data analysis


Identify discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation
Validate that codes assigned by provider or electronic systems are supported by proper documentation
Perform ethical coding
Clarify documentation through physician query
Research latest coding changes
Implement the latest coding changes
Update fee/charge ticket based on the latest coding changes
Educate providers on compliant coding
Assist in preparing the organization for external audits

Information Technologies

Navigate throughout the electronic health record (EHR)
Utilize encoding and grouping software
Utilize practice management and HIM (Health Information Management) systems
Utilize CAC (computer-assisted coding) software that automatically assigns codes based on electronic text
Validate the codes assigned by computer-assisted coding software

Confidentiality & Privacy

Ensure patient confidentiality
Educate healthcare staff on privacy and confidentiality issues
Recognize and report privacy issues/violations
Maintain a secure work environment
Utilize passcodes
Access only minimal necessary documents/information
Release patient
specific data to authorized individuals
Protect electronic documents through encryption
Transfer electronic documents through secure sites
Retain confidential records appropriately
Destroy confidential records appropriately