Avg. Starting Salary
Become a Professional Medical Coder in 14 Weeks
Kickstart your healthcare career as a certified medical coder. With comprehensive training and in-depth modules, you’ll gain the expertise and competencies physicians and organizations rely on.
- Review medical records and assign accurate codes to diagnoses and procedures
- Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
- Process insurance claims and maintain accurate patient records
- Maintain patient confidentiality and privacy
Begin instructor-led bootcamp
Get on-the-job clinical training as apprentice
Pass clinical competency checklist
Earn industry-recognized certification
Land a Job
Continued support from best-in-class coaches & mentors
About the Medical Coding Bootcamp
- High School Diploma or GED
- Web browser with internet connection
- Basic computer user skills
- Course registration and payment
Cost & Included Materials
- Instructor-led video-based training
- eBooks: Elsevier – Buck's Step-bystep Medical Coding, 2022 Edition
- CPC-A exam fee
- Mentorship from expert coaches
- CPC-A Certification Exam Prep
- 6-month post-program access to career coaches
What Will I Learn?
Our medical coding bootcamp combines self-paced online learning and on-the-job training to prepare you to land a job within weeks.
- Course 1: Medical Terminology & Anatomy for Billers & Coders
- Course 2: Advanced Diagnostic Coding
- Course 3: Advanced Procedural Coding
- Course 4: Physician Coding
- Course 5: Anesthesia & Surgery Overview
- Course 6: CPT: Surgical Coding I
- Course 7: CPT: Surgical Coding II
- Course 8: CPT: Surgical Coding III
- Course 9: CPT: Radiology & Medicine
Download the syllabus to view all courses and requirements.
Preparing for the CPC Exam
Our online program and expert coaching prepares you to become a nationally-recognized certified professional coder (CPC-A) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Career Possibilities for Certified Medical Coders
Certified medical coders are in high demand, leading to numerous career opportunities to individuals with the necessary coding skills and expertise. Most medical coders work in office setting at a computer, with some employers offering flexible or remote work options.
Medical coders working in physician offices are responsible for reviewing patients' medical records, assigning appropriate codes to diagnoses and treatments, and ensuring that billing claims are accurate and compliant with healthcare regulations. They may also communicate with healthcare providers to clarify documentation and ensure accurate coding.
Average Annual Salary: $37,330
Hospitals and Healthcare Systems
Medical coders who work in hospitals or healthcare systems are responsible for assigning codes to diagnoses, procedures, and treatments using industry-standard classification systems. They may also collaborate with healthcare providers, review medical records, and ensure that coding practices comply with regulations and standards.
Average Annual Salary: $47,000
Remote / Work from Home
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half (55%) of
medical coders work remotely full-time and another nearly
20% are hybrid workers with a combination of onsite and
Medical coders who work remotely are responsible for reviewing and coding patient medical records from a remote location, typically using specialized software and secure networks. They may communicate with healthcare providers or other team members via phone or email to clarify documentation and ensure accurate coding.
Average Annual Salary: $46,900
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
Medical coders who work in nursing and residential care facilities are responsible for assigning codes to diagnoses, procedures, and treatments documented in patient medical records. They may also collaborate with healthcare providers, review medical records, and ensure that coding practices comply with regulations and standards specific to their facility type.
Average Annual Salary: $37,740
Free Career Assessment
Is medical coding the right career path for you? Take our free career assessment to determine which healthcare career path is the best fit for you.
*All salaries according to 2021 estimates released by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Medical Coding Program Comparisons
|Community College||Online Colleges|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$3,450||$2,000 to $10,000/year||$8,000 to $19,000 per year|
|Books, Materials & Fees||Included||+ $500 to $2,000||+ $500 to $2,000|
|Certification Exams & Fees||Included||+ $200 to $500||+ $200 to $500|
|Job Ready Timeline||3-5 months||1 to 2 years||6 months – 2 years|
|1-on-1 Coaching & Mentorship|
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|Clear Path to Certification||--||--|
|No Travel Requirements|