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coding

 [kōd´ing]
1. the assigning of symbols or abbreviations to classify field notes into categories.
2. the process of transforming qualitative data into numerical data that can be entered into a computer file.

cod·ing

(kōd'ing),
Translation of information, (for example, diagnoses or questionnaire responses), into numbered categories for entry into a data processing system.

coding

Etymology: L, caudex, book
the process of organizing information into categories, which are assigned codes for the purposes of sorting, storing, and retrieving the data.

coding

The process by which medical English that describes care processes is turned into consistent, standard terminology (SNOMED); a system that allows information systems to manipulate the data relevant to patient care episodes.

coding

Managed care The placement of HCPCS codes–eg, 99251 for an initial inpatient consultation–on bills submitted to Medicare and other 3rd-party payers, identifying and defining the complexity of physician or other health care provider services. See Centralized coding, Computerized coding, CPT, Decentalized coding, Downcoding, Dynamic coding, Huffman coding, Static coding, Upcoding Psychology The process in which a person acquires an image of his/her sexual self. See Gender coding, Gender crosscoding.

cod·ing

(kōd'ing)
Assigning a number to a disease process, surgical procedure, or other type of health care service for the purpose of reimbursement, health care planning, and research.

cod·ing

(kōd'ing)
Assigning a number to a disease process, surgical procedure, or other type of health care service for the purpose of reimbursement, health care planning, and research.

coding,

n writing instructions for a computer either in machine language or nonmachine language.