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Medical Coding & Reimbursement Online Courses

Career-focused education at an unparalleled value designed to help you prepare for AHIMA certification or earn an AHIMA Medical Coding and Reimbursement micro-credential.

13 COURSE SELF-PACED PROGRAM

Education that helps you make a difference

Health information (HI) professionals support patients by caring for their medical data and are responsible for the quality, integrity, security, and protection of patients’ health information.

The AHIMA Medical Coding and Reimbursement courses offer you the flexibility to choose a learning path tailored to your professional goals. Use the knowledge you gain to prepare for AHIMA certification exams, receive a micro-credential, or apply academic credits toward a certificate or undergraduate degree program*.

*This collaboration between AHIMA and Purdue Global University is an exploratory pilot program and is being used by AHIMA to assess interest in micro-credentials. Academic institutions interested in similar future opportunities should contact AHIMA at online.education@ahima.org.

 

Learning Pathways

See the pathway recommendations to determine the education that best fits your career goals.

 

Recommendation: Earn the AHIMA Medical Coding and Reimbursement micro-credential.

If you're looking for a new career in the growing healthcare field, you could start your journey as a medical coder for less investment than alternative programs. The 13-course bundle is offered at a discounted rate to help working adults earn the AHIMA Medical Coding and Reimbursement micro-credential.

The micro-credential demonstrates medical coding competency and prepares you to become an AHIMA-certified professional while accelerating your path to an academic certificate or undergraduate degree.

When you earn the Medical Coding and Reimbursement micro-credential, you will:

  • Gain the knowledge you need to meet the education recommendations or requirements for AHIMA's CCA or CCS exam
  • Receive an AHIMA micro-credential upon completing the courses within 12 months with a score of at least 70%.
  • Be eligible to apply transfer credits to participating academic programs*.

Recommendation: Identify the specific knowledge areas you need to build on to expand your education.

Are you working on the clinical side of healthcare? You may already have biomedical knowledge you can use to get a head start on your new health information career. In this case, the medical coding and health information management courses will serve as a natural progression to prepare you for your next role as a health information professional.

If you choose to continue your education, you can apply transfer credits to participating academic programs*.

Recommendation: Choose the courses you need to meet the education recommendations or requirements.

Several courses are highly recommended for medical coding certification exam preparation, including AHIMA’s CCA and CCS certification exams. 

Certified Coding Associate (CCA®)

The following self-paced, online courses from the Medical Coding and Reimbursement program are highly recommended prior to taking AHIMA’s CCA exam:

  1. Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Medical Terminology 
  3. ICD-10-CM Coding for Beginners 
  4. ICD-10-PCS Coding for Beginners 

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®)

The following self-paced, online courses from the Medical Coding and Reimbursement program are required prior to taking AHIMA’s CCS exam:

  1. Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  3. Medical Terminology
  4. Reimbursement Methodology
  5. ICD-10-CM Coding for Beginners
  6. ICD-10-PCS Coding for Beginners

In addition to achieving the education eligibility requirements to take the CCS exam, it is advised that those seeking the CCS credential have a minimum of one year of experience directly applying codes.

If you choose to continue your education, you can apply transfer credits to participating academic programs*.

Program Benefits

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Value

Earn AHIMA CEUs plus academic transfer credits for each course. You can get started with an individual course for as low as $299 or purchase the 13-course bundle for a discounted rate.

 

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Flexibility

Earn the AHIMA Medical Coding and Reimbursement micro-credential when you complete the course bundle or you can customize your learning program with individual courses.

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Stackable Achievements

After earning the micro-credential, you only need to complete three additional courses to earn the Purdue University Global Medical Billing and Coding Certificate. You will also have completed 25% of the credits required to earn a bachelor's degree in health information management from Purdue University Global. 

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Recognized by Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global awards academic transfer credit for each AHIMA medical coding and reimbursement online course. Plus, AHIMA members receive 20% off Purdue University Global courses to apply toward an academic certificate or undergraduate degree program.

 

Online Courses

Biomedical

1. Anatomy and Physiology
2. Medical Terminology
3. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

 

Medical Coding

1. ICD-10-CM Coding for Beginners
2. ICD-10-PCS Coding for Beginners
3. Basic CPT Coding, Part 1
4. Basic CPT Coding, Part 2
5. Professional Coding Practice

Health Information Management

1. Healthcare Delivery Systems
2. Healthcare Data Content and Structure
3. Computer Basics in Healthcare
4. Medical Law and Ethics
5. Reimbursement Methodology

Frequently Asked Questions

A micro-credential is a flexible and affordable option for expanding your knowledge and skills in a specific area of study. This micro-credential demonstrates medical coding competency for the course material, which helps students make early and incremental progress toward their career goals, while at the same time preparing them to pursue an academic certificate or degree.

Achieving a micro-credential is not as rigorous of a process as earning a certification, but a micro-credential may be used towards meeting certification or even recertification requirements. While certifications typically expire after a predetermined amount of time, micro-credentials do not.

Purdue University Global’s medical billing and coding certificate program is approved by AHIMA’s Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP) and its bachelor's degree program is in candidacy status, pending accreditation review by CAHIIM. Accreditation details can be found on Purdue’s website under “Health Sciences.”

The set of 13 courses formerly known “Coding Basics” has been renamed “Medical Coding and Reimbursement Online Courses.” The product was renamed to bring it into alignment with similar products offered by AHIMA such as the new series of courses developed with the Haugen Consulting Group.

Move your career forward

Are you looking for a new career or to build on your existing knowledge? The AHIMA Medical Coding and Reimbursement online courses are designed to help you reach your goals.

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