Illustration of a doctor in an exam room working on a computer

You might hire a medical coder to:

  • Work closely with physicians, technicians, insurance companies, and other healthcare experts to uncover and discuss coding analysis results
  • Prepare summaries and assign the appropriate applicable codes

  • Implement strategic procedures and evaluation methods that provide correct results

  • Ensure codes are assigned correctly and sequenced appropriately as per government and insurance regulations

  • Analyze medical malpractice claims by identifying issues, events, diagnoses, and procedures that resulted in the action

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Diligent attention to detail
Master’s degree in health information or business administration relevant to country of employment
Proper certification by regulatory body in country of employment
Experience using medical software
Ability to work with other healthcare and insurance professionals
Experience in medical coding