Medical Coding Career Prep

330 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

With the Medical Coding program, you will gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical coding specialist. In this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field. In addition you will be introduced to the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system. You will also master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field. 

Prerequisite: Medical Terminology.  If you do not know Medical Terminology, you can purchase our course at an additional cost.

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Dana Bernard is a Registered Nurse, credentialed teacher and master's prepared business professional. She has 30 years of curriculum development and training experience in the healthcare, business and educations arenas. Dana's training sessions are based on cutting edge content designed to help people make their greatest contribution.

This course prepares students for the AHIMA Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam.

Course Outline:

  • Lesson 1: Reimbursement, HIPAA and Compliance
  • Lesson 2: An Overview of ICD-10-CM
  • Lesson 3: ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
  • Lesson 4: Using ICD-10-CM
  • Lesson 5: Chapter Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 1-10)
  • Lesson 6: Chapter Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 11-14)
  • Lesson 7: Chapter Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 15-21)
  • Lesson 8: Introduction to CPT and the Level II National Codes (HCPCS)
  • Lesson 9: Modifiers
  • Lesson 10: Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services
  • Lesson 11: Anesthesia
  • Lesson 12: Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery
  • Lesson 13: Integumentary System
  • Lesson 14: Musculoskeletal System
  • Lesson 15: Respiratory System
  • Lesson 16: Cardiovascular System
  • Lesson 17: Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm 
  • Lesson 18: Digestive System
  • Lesson 19: Urinary and Male Genital Systems
  • Lesson 20: Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery
  • Lesson 21: Endocrine and Nervous Systems
  • Lesson 22: Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope
  • Lesson 23: Radiology
  • Lesson 24: Pathology/Laboratory
  • Lesson 25: Medicine
  • Lesson 26: Inpatient Coding

All necessary materials are included.


This course prepares students for the AHIMA Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.

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