Alternate Titles: Coding Specialists
Medical Coders specialize in codifying patients’ medical information for reimbursement purposes. Medical Coders assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure by using classification systems software. The classification system determines the amount for which healthcare providers will be reimbursed if the patient is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance programs using the system. Medical Coders may use several coding systems, such as those required for ambulatory settings, physician offices, or long-term care.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook