medical coding professional

Earn a competitive hourly rate in the medical coding field!

Are you looking for a field that requires and rewards organization, accuracy, efficiency and consistency?

The Institute for Health Professionals’ AAPC Medical Coding program can be completed in 2-3 terms, with 4 real-time online courses that maximize your interaction with the instructor and minimize time spent on a commute.

The Program

You will gain practical experience by using case studies for medical coding assignments. Course assignment work will also be geared towards preparing you for national certification, with mock exams based on the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam.


These two courses must be completed before Medical Coding A & B.

  • Medical Terminology: This 24 hour online course builds understanding of word parts and origins, and forming medical terms. You'll gain skill and comprehension in analyzing medical reports for coding and billing. This course is vital for individuals new to, or in early stages of, a health care field. It is the basis for understanding what you read, what you write, and how you communicate in health care.

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Coders: Course is for entry-level and experienced coders. A & P for coders preparing for ICD-10. Focus systems are nervous, musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, gastrointestinal and ENT with some additional body systems. This is a required prereq for ICD-10 training.

AAPC Medical Coding Courses:

  • AAPC Medical Coding A
  • AAPC  Medical Coding B

After successful completion of this training, you will be prepared to sit for the American Academy of Professionals Coders (AAPC) national exam.

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After completing the program, you will be able to:

  • Understand medical terminology and analyze medical reports for coding and billing
  • Identify body systems, including the nervous, musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and gastrointestinal systems
  • Employ the latest guidelines, procedures, and information for work in an office medical coding environment
  • Apply current guidelines for E&M, surgical, diagnostic and Level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)
  • Provide accurate coding for anesthesia, surgery, radiology, and pathology
  • Code for diagnoses, procedures, and services performed by physicians and non-physician providers
  • Utilize ICD-9, ICD-10 codes for practitioner patient notes and health care

Who Should Enroll in the AAPC Medical Coding Program? 

The AAPC Medical Coding program is for individuals who wish to become a Certified Professional Coder through the American Academy of Professional Coders and work in a medical office or hospital environment.

Individuals with medical coding experience who want to sit for the national AAPC certification exam are encouraged to take Medical Coding B.

The Investment

Training can be completed in 2-3 terms and consists of 4 online, instructor-facilitated courses.


  • Medical Terminology: 8 week course, $249 (excluding book)
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Coders: 8 week course, $249 (excluding book)
  • AAPC Medical Coding A: 11 week course, $1,595 (excluding books)
  • AAPC  Medical Coding B: 11 week course, $1,595 (excluding books)

Meet Your Lead Instructor

Jan Gollihur-Davidson has 27 years of healthcare experience, 12 of which have been in medical coding.  For the last 8 years, Jan has held the position of Education and Coding Auditor at a large hospital in Portland. She has written and taught courses for both continuing education (CEU) and health information management (HIM) programs, and also wrote this course. 

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