WinterGreen Research: 3 things to know about computer-assisted coding

The global market for computer-assisted coding is projected to hit $5.1 billion by 2023, up from $2.8 billion in 2016, according to a WinterGreen Research report.

Here are three things to know about the trend.

1. With computer-assisted coding, a physician can dictate their notes directly into an EHR. Using natural language software, the computer coding solution identifies key words and translates them into billing codes for Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies.

2. Healthcare providers can automate 88 percent of coding without human review, according to WinterGreen Research.

3. The goal of automated coding is to streamline billing, insurance and transaction workflows. Computer-assisted coding may also improve healthcare delivery by helping physicians identify more granular diagnosis and care codes.

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