The Medical Coding – Physician Office course will provide students with an in-depth study of the current procedural and diagnosis coding system used by physicians. These include current year:

  • CPT (Current Procedural Terminology)
  • ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification)
  • HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System).  

Students will have practice scenarios and several exams.  Required assignments and tests will be accessed and completed through the Canvas system (LCCC’s online/distance learning program).  The objective of the course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in coding principles and to teach them to use the coding manuals properly.  Upon satisfactory completion of this course, students will have obtained a superior level of medical coding.   

Fast-Track Program – 16 Weeks or Less to a New Career

Online Option Available – Can be Completed Online

Professional Examination Preparation

This course prepares the student to pass either of the following professional examinations:

  • AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) – CPC
  • AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) – CCA

Students will schedule the exam of their choice at their convenience.  Information on scheduling exams will be provided by the instructor.   

A mock exam will be held at the conclusion of the course.  

Requirements and recommendations for this course

  • Medical terminology and basic anatomy coursework is highly recommended prior to the start of class. 
  • Students are required to have internet access to complete this course.
    • The course is offered in two formats: blended and/or all online.
      • Please check with your advisor to see which format is being currently offered.
  • Students will be assessed for the required reading and math skills prior to enrolling. 

Course Information

Estimated Book Costs: $540
Course Tuition: For an estimated amount, please go to the Tuition and Costs page.
Credit Hours: 5 
Instructor: Sharon Haas, CPC, CCS

Course Number and Name:   ALHN 130: Medical Coding for the Physician’s Office

Registration: Please register at the Enrollment Services desk in the Bass Library/Resource Center Building or at any of the LCCC Outreach locations.