Discover your health information career opportunities.
Get the knowledge you need to build a successful health information career with AHIMA Coding Basics Courses. These online, foundational courses are recommended to meet our certification exam eligibility requirements for medical coding certification.
Whether you're looking for a new career or to enhance your knowledge of the human body, health information, or medical coding, we are committed to help you achieve your career goals.
Self-paced, interactive health information courses curated by AHIMA experts address the most important areas of knowledge related to inpatient and outpatient care, including:
Gain relevant foundational knowledge about the human body, diseases, and medical terminology to activate your healthcare career. Our self-paced, interactive health education online courses will help you effectively prepare for certification and expand your clinical health education.
Courses are recommended for the following credential candidates:
Explore biomedical online courses to advance your health education.
Anatomy and Physiology
This course provides an overview to the anatomical structures and physiology of the human body.
Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
This course emphasizes the disease processes affecting the human body.
Understanding medical terms related to body structure and function will expand your medical vocabulary so you can effectively communicate critical healthcare information.
Health information is human information. Start an exciting journey to explore the unique perspective health information professionals bring to healthcare organizations. Learn about health data and technology, healthcare delivery and revenue cycle management
Healthcare Delivery Systems
Learn about type of care delivery systems, the educational preparation and responsibilities of health care professionals and government regulations.
Healthcare Data Content and Structure
Explore how health information is used, with examples to illustrate the use of the health record as the basis for clinical code selection and reporting.
Computer Basics in Healthcare
Understand the features and functionality of information systems commonly used in the health information profession.
Reimbursement systems from a variety of healthcare settings are presented to round out the student's experience in preparation for employment as a coding professional in a variety of settings.
Medical coding is the structure of health information. Every interaction, procedure, diagnosis is recorded on a patient health record. Learn basic ICD and CPT® coding, and get hand-on professional practice with real-world health technology using AHIMA VLab™.
Basic ICD Coding, Part 1
Learn the basic principles of the ICD-10-CM Coding and Classification System, including the sequencing of codes and the impact on reimbursement.
Basic ICD Coding, Part 2
Practice ICD-10-PCS coding and reimbursement related to inpatient records.
Basic CPT Coding, Part 1
Learn the basic principles of CPT® coding and classification systems, the sequencing of codes and impact on reimbursement, and distinguish between CPT basic coding and HCPCS Level II codes.
Basic CPT Coding, Part 2
Reinforce basic principles of CPT® coding with intermediate-level case studies that focus on reimbursement and surgical coding.
Professional Coding Practice
Practice coding in real-world professional coding scenarios with more than six different settings and more than 100 online coding exercises using either codebooks or the 3M® Encoder.