The Medical Coding Basics edition of Study Briefs is a concise overview of medical coding for anyone interested in a quick high-level orientation to medical coding and the roles and responsibilities of medical coders. This Study Brief is an informative resource for individuals currently exploring career entry and career advancement options in medical coding, including students investigating employment, employees planning for a career change or anyone who wishes to learn more about what is involved in working in an applied medical field. A brief introduction covers some basic facts about the medical coding profession, including the role of the medical coder, its key responsibilities and vital importance. Included in this Study Brief are detailed descriptions of formatting styles and guidelines for the different versions of medical coding systems currently in use, including: International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification ICD-9-CM, The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), ICD-10 Procedure Coding System ICD-10-PCS, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). Individual sections on SOAP Notes that are used in electronic health records, types of insurance claim forms, procedures for insurance claim submissions and medical reimbursements are also included.