Medical Coding, Online

An industry–current certificate program that includes universally used ICD–9–CM diagnosis code set can open the door to a career as a vital member of the healthcare industry.

PTI Online's Certificate in Medical Coding teaches the general rules of coding, then allows you to specialize in coding for hospitals or coding for physicians. You will learn how to transform written descriptions of diseases, injuries, procedures and services into alphanumeric designations. You will also prepare for the national coding certification examination.


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Tuition, Loan Debt & Graduate Information
  • Courses

    As you study and learn from the experienced healthcare professionals on our faculty, you can acquire the confidence to pursue success your way, because you will be developing a diverse range of applicable knowledge and skills. For example:

    In Insurance Billing and Collections, you will be introduced to various health insurance carriers, including government plans and legal and regulatory requirements for both billing and coding.

    In The Body in Sickness and in Health 1, you will study three different areas: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and diseases.

    In Reimbursement Methods and Regulatory Guidelines, you will be introduced to hospital delivery systems, interpreting physician office claim forms (CMS–1500) for billing primary and secondary insurances and interpreting information and field locators on the outpatient hospital claim form (UB–04).

    You can complete this program and graduate with marketable medical coding credentials in just 12 months.

  • Careers

    The PTI Commitment to Student Success

    PTI has an advisory board comprised of healthcare professionals who keep our programs up to date and consistent with the needs of today's employment market.

    Graduates in this certificate program are prepared for the national coding certification examination and to work as medical coding specialists. A 70% final grade average must be attained in all medical–related courses to meet the program objectives. Courses offered in this program are fully transferrable to the PTI Online Associate of Science in Medical Office Administration Program.

    Career Opportunities in Medical Coding Professionals

    From physicians' offices to hospitals, insurance companies and public health organizations, there is a need for detailed, accurate individuals who can translate physical conditions, injuries and diseases, and the resulting physician evaluations, treatments, and prescriptions into the universal numeric language of coding for insurance billing and reimbursement. With the right knowledge and skills to support your goals and aspirations, you can pursue professional success and satisfaction in:

    • Hospitals
    • Medical centers
    • Ambulatory care centers
    • Physicians offices
    • Transcription services
    • Specialty practice
    • Public health agencies
    • Insurance companies
  • Employment

    PTI Graduates in the Workforce

    As a student at PTI Online, you can tap into all of the support and services you would expect at a well–respected career school. Our Career Services Department is staffed by experienced placement professionals with contacts and connections across the country. Companies that have previously hired PTI graduates include:

    • Nuance Transcript Services
    • Ohio Valley General Hospital
    • Adagio Health
    • CorVel Corporation
    • Kindred Hospital
    • Fenner Corporation
    • Pediatric Alliance
    • Automated Physician Services
    • Family Pathways
    • Medical Service Associates
    • Millennium Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
    • Medical Billing and Management Services
    • M. Leco & Associates
    • Wallace C. Gauntner MD PC
    • Healthcare Management Providers
    • Trinity Health Systems
    • Heritage Valley Health System
    • McKesson Automated Healthcare
  • Tuition, Loan Debt & Graduate Information

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