Medical coding in a career in which professionals use codes to help process medical claims. The job of a medical coder is to ensure that the right codes are assigned to the information provided by physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals.
The job of medical coding requires professionals to work in the billing office of a medical practice or hospital. The coders assign numbers based on the procedures that patients undergo. Insurance companies look at these codes to understand the diagnosis, treatment and prescriptions. The medical coding profession requires workers to have a strong grasp of numbers and be detail oriented.