About.com: What is a Medical Coder?

Medical coding, like most health care careers, is on the rise in recent years. The popular information website about.com recently ran a medical coding overview for those looking into the profession and mentioned AAPC as the source to learn more.

“Medical coders should continue to be in high-demand. Even though software has been developed to assist with the role, a qualified person is needed to enter the data, and follow up on any discrepancies between the health care provider (physician), the hospital, and the insurance company. An effective and efficient coder is essential to the financial success of a practice,” stated the author.

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