What is Medical Billing and Coding?

An Introductory Course on Medical Billing and Coding

4.66 (2638 reviews)
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Jun 2020
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What you will learn

Medical Coder tasks

Medical Biller tasks

Diagnostic coding

Procedural coding

Education options

How to gain work experience


This is a 60-minute, introductory, mini course in medical billing and coding.  This course is designed for individuals who are interested in a career as a medical biller and coder but are not familiar with the tasks.  We begin the course with an overview of the medical biller and coder's tasks.  Then the student will learn how to assign codes using ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS, in a family practice setting.  Additionally, the student will be exposed to the types of tasks performed by a medical biller, such as, Claim Status follow-ups, Payment posting and the Patient collections process.  At the close of this course we will discuss the education and experience options that a student can take to become a medical biller and coder. 



Medical Coder's Tasks
Medical Biller's Tasks

Tasks of a Medical Coder: ICD-10-CM Coding

ICD-10-CM Intro and Example 1
ICD-10-CM Example 2
ICD-10-CM Example 3
ICD-10-CM Example 4
ICD-10-CM Example 5
ICD-10-CM Practice Exercises
ICD-10-CM Practice Exercises Answer Key

Tasks of Medical Billers and Coding: CPT and HCPCS

CPT and the Superbill
CPT Example 1
CPT Example 2
CPT Example 3
CPT Example 4
CPT Example 5
HCPCS Coding

Medical Coding Case Studies

Medical Coding Case Study 1
Medical Coding Case Study 2
Medical Coding Case Study 3
Medical Coding Case Study 4
Medical Coding Case Study 5
Medical Coding Practice Case Studies
Medical Coding Practice Case Studies Answer Key

Claims Processing

Claims Processing Case Study
Claims Processing Demonstration Using DrChrono
Payment Posting and EOBs
Payment Posting Demonstration Using DrChrono
Claim Status Follow-up Demonstration Using DrChrono
Generating Patient Statements

Final Assessment

Final Assessment
Education and Experience Options


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October 16, 2023
I am considering becoming certified and wanted an overview. Very straight forward but also not complex
October 5, 2023
This free course gives you an idea on how medical and billing career path. I really like this because it gives me an idea on how this career I am pursuing to. More of this.
September 27, 2023
I was able to understand some terminologies that I am having hard time understanding by reading on some random websites on Google.
September 17, 2023
I really enjoyed this! It gave me an idea of what to expect in the future. I am currently enrolled in a Medical Billing & Coding Program so it was helpful. Thanks!
August 4, 2023
I could not search on the PDFs for the codes but they downloaded fine and I could scroll on them. The resources will work best in a PC.
July 24, 2023
Gave me a good idea what to expect in this field and helped me to make the decision on if this is a career I want to follow
July 8, 2023
It's good since it's free but if paid I'll rate it 1 star. The last sections were helpful for me since it has a demo of using EHR. Thanks for the free lessons. I learned something new.
July 4, 2023
This course was amazing. I would definitely recommend this for anyone starting out in their training journey.
May 18, 2023
The course is a very good introduction to Medical Coding and Billing. The videos were short but informative, and everything was easy to digest. I would very much recommend this for people interested in medical coding and would like to know a little bit more before committing to a paid course.
May 8, 2023
I've been looking to start a career in this field. This course is giving me a good expectation of what my day to day will look like, and giving me helpful information as far as what materials I'll likely need.
April 27, 2023
It is very interesting and a wealth of knowledge. I'd like to see more with Behavioral Health as well.
April 11, 2023
Confused about how many manuals - first said 3 manuals (ICD-10-CM; CPT; and HCPCS. Then in later section mentioned another manual - Bucks Coding Manual. The first few examples used the ICD-10-CM index and tabular list documents to find the codes but for the 5th example used Bucks Coding Manual but didn't say why used a different manual.
April 7, 2023
So far, I've completed Sections 1 & 2. The instructor speaks clearly and goes at a good pace. I liked going through the ICD coding examples & exercises in Section 2. I think it would've been helpful though if there were more explanations in the first two course sections. In Section 1, lesson 3 on "Medical Biller's Tasks", I thought I heard the term "EOB" mentioned. While I know "EOB" stands for "Explanation of Benefits", those who may not know would have to pause the video to Google "EOB". It doesn't take much to Google something, but it can be a little distracting and take time & attention away from the objectives of a lesson. In Section 2, lesson 4 on "ICD-10-CM Intro and Example 1", there are Resources for download along the right side of the screen. These Resources might be missed if the video is viewed in full screen mode, so lesson 4 should begin with a suggestion to pause the video in order to download the files that will be used throughout Section 2. A couple of other tips that would've also been useful at the start of Section 2 are: 1) Search on the broader term in a given diagnosis (i.e. for "Smoker's cough", search on the broader term "cough") and 2) If there is no mention on whether a condition is acute or chronic, assume the condition is acute (i.e. if you're only given the condition "Rhinitis", assume the condition is "Rhinitis, acute").
April 5, 2023
this is my 1st course in medical billing and coding , from this i got lot of information . if you are interested in coding and billing 100% recommended .
March 24, 2023
Very good content and the practice activities helped make the information easier to apply. Great overview of Billing & Coding process.



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