What is Medical Billing and Coding?

An Introductory Course on Medical Billing and Coding
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (2,492 ratings)
28,485 students
1hr 4min of on-demand video
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Medical Coder tasks
Medical Biller tasks
Diagnostic coding
Procedural coding
Education options
How to gain work experience


  • Access to a medical dictionary if needed.


This is a 60-minute, introductory, mini course in medical billing and coding.  This course is designed for individuals who are interested in a career as a medical biller and coder but are not familiar with the tasks.  We begin the course with an overview of the medical biller and coder's tasks.  Then the student will learn how to assign codes using ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS, in a family practice setting.  Additionally, the student will be exposed to the types of tasks performed by a medical biller, such as, Claim Status follow-ups, Payment posting and the Patient collections process.  At the close of this course we will discuss the education and experience options that a student can take to become a medical biller and coder. 

Who this course is for:

  • Individual interested in pursuing a career as a medical biller and coder.
  • Students looking for work-at-home opportunities.


PPMC Academy
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 2,893 Reviews
  • 29,960 Students
  • 2 Courses

PPMC Academy Inc. was founded in 2018 with a goal of creating quality medical practice management training at an affordable price. We partner with physician practices, hospitals and other organizations by providing training in Medical Billing and Coding, Front Desk Administration and Practice Management. PPMC Academy also provides exam reviews for individuals planning to take an AHIMA, AAPC or similar coding certification exam. Additionally, we offer free live webinars on various medical billing and coding topics throughout the year.  Whether you prefer an instructor led or self-paced course, we have several options designed to fit your schedule and your budget.

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