cod·​er ˈkō-dər How to pronounce coder (audio)
: a person who assigns codes to something (such as documentation of a medical diagnosis or procedure) by using a classification system
Medical coders are responsible for assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures to ensure proper financial reimbursement from insurance companies and government agencies.The Boston Globe

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“Coder.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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