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Overview

Clinical Coders assign codes to narrative descriptions of patients' diseases, operations and procedures in accordance with recognised classification systems to allow for easy storage, retrieval and analysis of health data.

Day-to-day

  • types information from documents into a computer
  • analyses and determines classifications
  • reviews information received for accuracy and correctness
  • contacts providers and various other sources to obtain information required to resolve discrepancies
  • generates reports.

To become a Clinical Coder

Skills employers are looking for

  • Medical Coding

  • ICD-10

  • Communication Skills

  • Health Information Management (HIM)

  • Medical Records

  • 3M Codefinder

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