coder

noun
cod·​er | \ ˈkō-dər How to pronounce coder (audio) \

Medical Definition of coder

: 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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“Coder.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/coder. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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