Medical coders translate medical record documentation into the alphanumeric language of which healthcare data consists. Quality and accuracy in medical coding doesn’t just affect the revenue cycle—although that is an important part of the claims process—it also directly affects the quality of healthcare data. Whether you’re a coder or a nurse, physician, or hospital administrator, and whether you work at a payer or a medical school, we all want the same thing. We all want the health of our patients, communities, friends, and family to be better. By upholding high standards for medical coding, we have a direct influence on making that happen.