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why is privacy, confidentiality and procedures important in

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why is privacy, confidentiality and procedures important in medical coding
Submitted: 5 years ago.
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Expert:  Martin replied 5 years ago.

The medical coder is a position where all the data about a patient can be seen. It's important to the patient for it's own pride (usually what happen in the hospital stay in the hospital), that would be the privacy i guess. Confidentiality is important as this data could be used by employers or insurance against a patient.

The Procedure are important as they standardize information so that other hospital can understand the medical data of a patient.

In many place of the world, confidentiality is not absolute as some data fall in "obligatory disease declaration".
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