Medical Coding


High School or General Equivalency Diploma


On Average: 3-6 Months





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. Medical coders work with patient data to assign appropriate codes and accurately process claims.  Whether you are looking to start a new career or to advance in your current position, our medical coding certificate 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 online medical coding course with Anatomy, Medical Terminology and HIPAA to make the most of your training and increase your promotability.

Course Outcomes

  • Identify common learning strategies
  • Describe how computers, internet and electronic communication impact the workplace today
  • Describe the duties of a medical coder
  • Demonstrate the use of online coding software
  • Apply the correct ICD-10, HCPCS II, and CPT codes to sample cases
  • Identify various body systems and code their related procedures

Materials Provided

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

Buck’s Step-By-Step Medical Coding

2024 Edition

Optum360 Expert 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)

Blackstone’s Exclusive Online Typing Tutor

Whether you are a novice typist or just need to brush up on your skills and increase your speed, Blackstone’s Online Typing Tutor will help you succeed. Typing exercises are geared to the allied health student. Work at your own pace and take the online typing test when you are ready to assess your skill level.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.


BCI is committed to providing quality, relevant, and affordable distance education programs that focus on the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level careers, professional development, or personal goals.

Why choose blackstone? Accredited programs, leads to certification and payment plan options to start your futurev

Select The Payment Option That Works For You


$ 649 One time payment
  • Fastest completion time
  • Access to all lessons
  • Total $649

Full Payment Plan total costs includes $649.00 Tuition.


$ 59 Month
  • Most popular plan
  • $59 Down, 10 payments of $59
  • Total $649

10 month autopayment plan requires a down payment of $59.00 with 10 monthly payments of $59.

Refund Policy

At Blackstone, our student service team focuses on student satisfaction. However, if you choose not to continue your studies we offer a refund policy. Cancellations within the first 5 days of enrollment receive a full refund. After the first 5 days your refund amount is based on tuition collected, lessons completed and enrollment date. Learn more about our refund policy.


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What Accreditation Means For You

By attending an accredited school:

  • You are assured a quality education and institutional accountability.

  • Your credential will be recognized by employers, professional certificate organizations, and other higher learning institutions.

  • You can access tuition/funding benefits, including Military benefits.

Regional and National Accreditation

Blackstone Career Institute is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools (MSA) and nationally accredited by Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). MSA and DEAC are recognized members of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Blackstone Career Institute has proudly maintained accreditation since 2005.


Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact Student Services at 800-826-9228 or schedule a one-on-one with admissions.

Blackstone offers affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more here

Blackstone has open-enrollment, meaning you do not have to wait for a start date. Students can enroll online anytime by clicking here, call Admissions Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET at 800.826.9228, or scheduling an appointment here.

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payment.
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As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to prepare and search for successful employment.