Computer Assisted Coding: WinterGreen Research study: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2017-2023.  Computer assisted coding of medical information uses natural language solutions to link the physician notes in an electronic patient record to the codes used for billing Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies.  Natural language processing is used determine the links to codes.   88% of the coding can occur automatically without human review.  Computer assisted coding is used in all parts of the healthcare delivery system. The coding systems work well to implement automated coding process.

Physicians think about patient conditions in terms of words.  Physicians are more comfortable describing a patient treatment in words than codes.