Medical Dictionary

coder

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noun cod·er \ˈkō-dər\

Medical Definition of coder

  1. :  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, 14 Apr. 2005


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