Online Training Course

Prod ID: 146
PMI Basics: Introduction to Medical Coding

Participate in this comprehensive introduction to ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS Level II coding systems. Explore essential coding concepts that directly affect reimbursement for healthcare services provided in an outpatient setting.





191 min



Medical coders are responsible for selecting codes for correct reimbursement for services rendered. Learn the language of medicine in this introduction to ICD-10-CM, CPT®, and HCPCS Level II coding systems. Participants will explore essential coding concepts and receive an overview of the coding audit process.


Sharon Turner


Sharon Turner is an enthusiastic educator who has taught allied healthcare courses at Brookhaven, Collin, and Vista Colleges. She has received awards and recognition for outstanding achievement in teaching, leadership and community involvement. She is effective in developing lesson plans, providing quality instruction, and promoting a positive learning environment for her students.

She also has more than 12 years of experience as a Certified Medical Coder for OB/GYN, Anesthesia, Family Practice Medicine, Dermatology, Vein and Vascular, and Orthopedics Surgery specialties. She helped implement a new EHR system and successfully increased first pass on clean claims paid by 88 percent within 90 days of implementation.  

Sharon is a doctorate student at Abilene Christian University majoring in Organizational Leadership in Adult Education. She has a Master of Science and a bachelor’s degree in Workplace Learning Performance in Applied Technologies from UNT. She currently serves on the Digital Faculty Consultant team at McGraw-Hill Education.

This course is relevant for medical office professionals seeking baseline knowledge of accurate coding and billing in an outpatient healthcare setting.

Who Should Attend:

  • Those interested in pursuing a career as a medical coder
  • Novice outpatient coders
  • Managers, clinical and administrative staff seeking an overall understanding of the coder's role and responsibilities in the healthcare setting.


  • Overview of the coding process
  • The role of the medical outpatient coder
  • Required training, skills, and abilities: analytical, clinical language, adherence to guidelines
  • Ethics, professionalism, and responsibilities
  • ICD-10-CM, CPT® and HCPCS coding references - what they are and how to use them
  • Explore symbols, punctuation, and abbreviations
  • Explanation of add-on codes, modifiers, bundling and unbundling
  • Coding to the highest degree of specificity
  • Accurate translation of documentation that supports proper code selection
  • Beyond the basics: the importance of certification and those that are recognized examples by CMS
  • Overview of coding audit principles: When, Why, Where and How

Self-paced online program includes unlimited review of recorded lectures and acccess to downloadable digital companion materials for 6 months.

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