Medical Coding Course Curriculum

Apex Career School’s Medical Coding course curriculum offers an extensive program covering all you need to know to get started in your medical coding career as a professional medical coder. We cover both how medical coding is brought into effective action within the medical industry as well how this varies across different environments in this business.

How long Will It Take to Become a Professional Coder?

This course is meant to be completed within a 4-month period. However, if additional time is needed Apex allows a 2-month grace period, giving you 6 full months to complete your coursework. If you’re not able to meet your deadline, course extensions may be purchased.

What You Will Learn

Medical coding is the process of translating a healthcare provider’s documentation of a patient encounter into a series of numeric or alphanumeric codes. These code sets are used to describe each patient encounter including things like diagnoses, medical and surgical services/procedures, and supplies. Here you will be introduced to the difference between hospital and provider services.
The Business of Medicine includes:
• Coding as a Profession
• Understanding the Hierarchy of Providers
The urinary system, urinary tract, or renal system contains the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and the urethra. The urinary system is responsible for eliminating waste from the body, controlling levels of electrolytes and metabolites, regulating blood volume and blood pressure, and regulating blood pH.

Flexible for Your Schedule

This online course brings the classroom to you! It allows you to keep your current job or obligations all while investing in you. Take charge of your future and learn from the comfort of your own living room!

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