Health Information Coder

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Length of Education: 
2 years
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Medical coders create the bills sent to insurance companies, Medicare, and Medicaid by health care providers.

Coders translate the language of health care professionals into the computer language of insurance companies’ payment systems.

Unfortunately, there are many unscrupulous medical coding programs that do not teach acceptable skills and are not certified. Be sure to search for fully accredited medical coding programs before exploring medical coding