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How Does Medical Coding Work? What Does a Medical Coder Do?

What Does a Medical Coder Do? Medical coding is an in-demand profession at healthcare organizations across the country. Despite the surging demand for medical coders, however, many people do not understand how medical coding works. Today, we’re explaining what medical coding is, how it works, and how a medical coder adds value to an organization. What is Medical Coding? Medical coding traces its origins all the way back 17th century recordkeeping in England. During this time, clinics kept crude records for each patient, using specific numbers and ‘codes’ to track the treatment received by each patient. Today, the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) defines medical coding as, “the transformation […]