Intro to Medical Coding

Are you interested in learning more about the world of medical coding, but aren’t sure where to begin? MMI’s new Intro to Medical Coding course is designed to help brand new coders get acquainted with the basics of the field. This course requires no previous experience in the medical field, and each lesson is designed to teach the fundamentals of coding from the ground up. If you’ve always wanted to know more about the coding world before committing to taking a full certification, then this is the course for you.


The Intro to Medical Coding course is also ideal for those who are in non-coding medical positions but want to know more about what happens with patient documentation after it leaves the provider’s hands. Whether you’re a biller, manager, physician assistant, nurse, front desk staff member, or even a physician, this course is a great way to get an introduction to another side of the healthcare field.

Because Intro to Medical Coding is not a full certification, it is perfect for anyone who wants a taste of the coding industry in order to make sure that it’s right for them. Sign up today, and take the first step on your journey to becoming a medical coder.

**Because this course is an intro course, it is not a CEU course and you will not be awarded CEUs upon completion.

Course Outline

Module 1: Medical Coding vs. Medical Billing

  • What is Medical Coding?
  • An Introduction to Medical Billing
  • How Billing and Coding work together
  • Technology in Healthcare
  • Compliance Requirements

Module 2: The CPT and HCPCS II Code Sets

  • Introduction to CPT
  • CPT Coding
  • Using the Alphabetical Index
  • Introduction to HCPCS II

Module 3: The ICD-10-CM Code Set

  • Introduction to ICD-10
  • ICD-10-CM Coding Volumes
  • Volume I Tabular Index Format
  • Volume II Alphabetic Index Format
Online Training Format

Once you enroll in the Intro to Medical Coding course, we will create an account that will allow you to begin training with our online learning platform. The platform includes group discussion, engaging reading material, and interactive learning tools consisting of practice exams and e-flashcards to test your knowledge and progress throughout. Additionally, this training includes instructor support via email/phone, so you will have access to MMI’s network of certified instruction staff throughout your studies.


At MMI, we want to make sure that you have a successful learning experience. For Intro to Medical Coding, you do not need any prerequisites, as it is an introduction level course.

Required Textbooks

For the Intro to Medical Coding course, no textbooks are required.