Live Webinar Training

Get the benefits of live training on your desktop. Live Training includes instructor-led webinar sessions, plus access to the recorded sessions for up to six months after the original recording date. All program times are Central Time unless otherwise noted. Back to Live Webinar Training page.

Online Training Center

PMI Basics: Introduction to CPT Coding

This course provides basic instructions in procedural coding in the AMA CPT-4 manual for the medical practice or outpatient setting. Medical coders must be able to use the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) manual correctly and ensure the 5 digit code(s) selected matches supporting documentation and understand the guidelines that health insurance carriers expect healthcare providers to follow when billing for services rendered.

Participants will learn to identify the main term and select the medical, surgical, and/or diagnostic procedure or service that accurately describes what is supported by the documentation in the medical record. Each major section of CPT has its own set of rules, notes, and instructions - coders must comprehend these in order to code properly. Understand Current Procedural Terminology coding language including terms like add-on code, fragmenting, bundling and unbundling. Learn to pay attention to symbols and notes, read section guidelines, and append the proper modifier when needed. Includes instructional companion manual and access to faculty to address specific questions.

Course Highlights

  • Overview of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) coding process
  • Understand the coder's role and responsibility
  • Learn proper use of the CPT® coding book
  • Review code examples
  • Hands on practice utilizing your CPT code set manual

Who Should Attend

  • Novice outpatient coders
  • Managers, clinical and administrative staff seeking an overall understanding of the coder's role and responsibilities in the healthcare setting.
  • Experienced specialty coders seeking a refresher on other sections of CPT coding basics.


This is a basic-level course. Content assumes an awareness of the role of medical coding in relation to outpatient provider reimbursement.

What to Bring

Participants will need a self-supplied, current CPT code set manual for this course.

Full Schedule

Program times are Central unless otherwise noted.

SessionDate TimeInstructor
1November 16, 20212:00 pm - 3:30 pmSharon Turner
2November 23, 20212:00 pm - 3:30 pmSharon Turner
Fee: $99.00Register

Can't attend a live session? Register anyway and you'll receive a link to the recording by the next business day.