Medical Coding

As the healthcare field continues to expand, the need for knowledgeable medical coders is on the rise. Blackstone’s Medical Coding certificate course is designed specifically for the adult learner who is either working in, or interested in working in, the medical coding field. Whether you are looking to start a new career or to advance in your current position, our medical coding course contains a balanced mix of theory and coding skills designed to inform and challenge you. Medical coders work in a variety of settings, mainly submitting medical claims to insurance companies to ensure that patient appointments, services and procedures are reimbursed. Consider combining this course with Anatomy, Medical Terminology and HIPAA to make the most of your training and increase your promotability.

  • Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
  • Study Method: Online study guides and exams
  • Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-12 months. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program.

Student Satisfaction: 94%

Medical Coding Curriculum

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Unit 1: Blackstone's Skills for Success

  • Discover How You Learn
  • Find a Place to Study
  • Learn How to Study

Unit 2: Introduction to Computers, Keyboarding, and Office Technology

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Keyboarding
  • The Internet
  • Other Types of Office Technology

Unit 3: Practical Applications of Coding 1

  • Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance
  • An Overview of ICD-10-CM
  • ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
  • Using ICD-10-CM
  • Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 1-10)
  • Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 11-14)
  • Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 15-21)
  • An Overview of ICD-9-CM
  • ICD-9-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
  • Using ICD-9-CM
  • Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 1-8)
  • Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 9-17)
  • Introduction to the CPT and Level II National Codes
  • Modifiers
  • Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services

Unit 4: Practical Applications of Coding 2

  • Anesthesia
  • Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery
  • Integumentary System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary and Male Genital Systems
  • Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery
  • Endocrine and Nervous Systems
  • Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope
  • Radiology
  • Pathology/Laboratory
  • Medicine
  • Inpatient Coding



Medical Coding Course Materials

Blackstone makes it easy for you to complete the Medical Coding course by providing all of the materials needed. See further details below:

  • Blackstone's Skills for Success  - Study Unit
  • Introduction to Computers, Keyboarding and Office Technology-  Study Unit
  • Practical Applications of Coding 1 & 2 - Study Units
  • Blackstone's Typing Tutor
  • Step By Step Medical Coding  - E-textbook
  • Optum360 ExpertOPTUM360.Logo small provides online access to a powerful search application for all CPT®, HCPCS Level II, ICD-9-CM, and ICD-10-CM and -PCS code sets as well as Optum360 and Medicare coding guidelines to ensure coding accuracy, improve billing performance, and reduce rejected claims. Complimentary monthly updates let you code confidently throughout the year. (CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association)


Access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center

New Online Student Center

You will gain unlimited access to Blackstone's Online Student Center, where you can download your Study Guides, take exams and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, and receive news about Blackstone.

In addition, Blackstone will also provide you with:

Thorough Testing

Each course offers graded examinations to assist Blackstone in assessing a student’s understanding of the concepts taught. In addition, there are many self-checks throughout the program to evaluate your progress.


Students will receive an official transcript and a certificate upon successful completion of the course in which they are enrolled. A copy of their transcript will also be on permanent file with Blackstone and is available for a nominal fee.

Ample Time

Students have up to twelve months to complete the course. If additional time is needed, a six-month extension can be purchased for $75.00.

Instant Grading

Immediate feedback is provided for all exams submitted through the Online Student Center—you will receive an electronic grade report instantly!


Your success in our certificate course is important to us! Any time you need assistance, please contact us. We are available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may encounter during your training.

Affordable Tuition

Our low tuition cost covers the entire course selected, including: course materials, exam evaluation services, access to the Online Student Center, and your certificate upon graduation!

Financial Assistance

Blackstone’s financial assistance programs include sponsorship, interest-free financing with low monthly payments.

All tuition plans are interest FREE! Choose affordable education on your terms. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.

Medical Coding Tuition

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Available Payment Plans

1. You can choose to pay the $649.00 tuition in full or;

2. We offer a payment plan with a 100% approval rate for our courses—you will pay a $59.00 down payment & 10 monthly payments of $59.00.

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International, Alaskan, Hawaiian and Canadian students are required to participate under the full payment plan only. There is an additional charge for shipping/handling of all materials. Please refer to the International Training page for requirements or call (800) 826-9228 prior to enrollment. AK, HI, Canadian and international students may be required to pay extra duties required by customs authorities at the time of receipt of study material.)

All tuition plans are interest FREE! Choose affordable education on your terms. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.