Each time a patient receives treatment, a detailed record is maintained containing observations, medical or surgical interventions and treatment outcomes. Coders are responsible for assigning a code to each specific diagnosis or procedure. They consult classification manuals, but they also rely on their acquired knowledge of disease processes. Medical Coders are detail-oriented and enjoy doing research.
ATA's Medical Coding program can be completed in as little as 12 months. The diploma program consists of 66 credit hours - additional courses can be added to receive an Associate Degree in Medical Coding (92 credit hours).
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Medical Coders are detail-oriented people who code patient records.
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