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:
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.
Our online courses are highly recommended for medical coding certification exam preparation. Education is one of several ways you can qualify to take an AHIMA certification exam. We've outlined specific courses to consider as you plan to earn a CCA®, CCS®, or CCS-P® credential. Learn more about AHIMA certification exam eligibility.
The following self-paced, online courses align with the education recommendations for AHIMA’s CCA® exam:
The following self-paced, online courses align with the education requirements for AHIMA’s CCS® exam:
The following self-paced, online courses align with the education requirements for AHIMA’s CCS-P® exam:
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.
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.
The micro-credential is the foundation you can build on to achieve your goal. Participating institutions will accept the courses you complete for academic transfer credit, so you can accelerate your journey and spend less while you earn a certificate or a degree.
1. Anatomy and Physiology
2. Medical Terminology
3. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
1. ICD-10-CM Coding for Beginners
2. ICD-10-PCS Coding for Beginners
3. CPT® Coding for Beginners, Part 1
4. CPT® Coding for Beginners, Part 2
5. Medical Coding Practice and Career Preparation
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.
Each participating institution program is accredited or in the process of being accredited (candidacy status) by various entities based on program type. You may contact the institution to confirm accreditation status or visit AHIMA’s Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP) directory or the CAHIIM Program Directory.
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.