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Controls the usage and release of health information in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, agencies, and insurance companies. Health information holds legal, scientific and medical value. Students learn these values and rules of confidentiality, privacy, and security. Placement in the field is extremely good, and students can be employed by software and computer companies, medical research and manufacturing companies, hospitals, insurance companies, home health agencies, and clinics.
Assigns the proper codes to diagnoses and procedures so financial reimbursement may be made correctly by insurance companies and government agencies. A medical coding specialist is employed by healthcare facilities, such as clinics, nursing homes, and hospitals. They work closely with other members of the healthcare team to assess medical record accuracy for third-party payers.
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