Health Callings: Demand Grows for Medical Coders
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates almost 40,000 additional medical coders (listed as medical records and health information technicians) will be needed by the end of this decade. AAPC’s Director of Exam Content Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC, was recently interviewed for a Health Callings article regarding this increased demand.
“We anticipate there will be an increase in [medical] claims submitted with the upsurge of the insured population as a result of healthcare reform,” she says.
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