Online Training Course

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Medical Terminology for Coders

Learn basic anatomy and medical terminology for diagnostic and procedural coding. Gain skills to accurately interpret the validity of documentation and subsequent billing. This knowledge will reduce errors and rejected claims. 

Get this course free with the Certified Medical Coder course and exam.




107 min



If you are in a coding role, this program will expand your clinical language skills and help you query your physicians confidently on the level of documentation provided. You must understand what you are reading in the medical record to validate the proper code selection.  Procedures are diagnostic-driven. Having a good grasp on medical terminology will help you link the proper CPT codes to the diagnostic codes. Without strong knowledge of medical terminology, errors are more likely, and with them, the potential for rejected claims.

It’s impossible to perform an accurate self-audit for your practice without keen knowledge of medical terminology. Improve your understanding of the procedures and diagnoses to accurately interpret the validity of the documentation and subsequent billing. 

This program introduces students to basic anatomy and Medical Terminology as applied to diagnostic and procedural coding including:

  • The word root and supplemental terms

  • Suffixes

  • Prefixes

  • Proper Pronunciation

  • The body and organ systems

  • Abbreviations and definitions

Note – this course is included as part of the Certified Medical Coder curriculum 

Maxine Collins


Maxine has more than thirty years of experience in medical practice management, adult education and general business. She has taught courses at various levels, including teaching business communications and accounting at Midwestern State University in Texas. Maxine has extensive experience teaching administrative and clinical personnel essential medical office skills such as medical terminology, coding, reimbursement, OSHA, and HIPAA compliance. She is adept at personnel management, government rules and regulations, accounting and budgeting. Additionally, her experience with practice marketing and development make her a knowledgeable and much sought-after practice management resource.

Maxine has served as an administrator of a multi-specialty clinic, where she was responsible for all clinic operations including medical records, billing and collections, OSHA, HIPAA and Medicare compliance, and all accounting operations. She also has experience in medical practice consulting, and has successfully launched multiple practices.

Maxine holds a MBA in business from Midwestern State University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds three PMI credentials.

This program will expand your clinical language skills.

This is a base-level course that introduces participants to basic anatomy and Medical Terminology as applicable to diagnostic and procedural coding.

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