Also referred to as: Certified Professional Coder, Clinical Data Coding Specialist, CPC, Medical Coding Specialist, Medical Records Abstract/Coding Technician, Medical Records Coder
Requirements and Responsibilities

Medical Records Coding Technician abstracts clinical information from a variety of medical records, charts and documents and assigns appropriate ICD-10 and/or CPT-4 codes to patient records according to established procedures. Works with coding databases and confirms DRG assignments. Being a Medical Records Coding Technician inputs and maintains data on procedures required for state or other reporting. Typically requires an associate degree or its equivalent. Additionally, Medical Records Coding Technician typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Typically requires Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from AAPC or AHIMA. The Medical Records Coding Technician gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Medical Records Coding Technician typically requires 1-3 years of related experience.

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