With so much focus on reimbursement, it is imperative to understand the significance of medically coded data beyond reimbursement. This session will explore how medically coded data, both accurate and inaccurate, can impact federal and private agencies, healthcare providers, and the individual patient. This session will review the importance and impact of coding beyond reimbursement. Attendees will gain a wider view of how coded data is utilized by federal and private agencies who depend on correctly coded data for patient care, epidemiologic analysis, and outcomes analysis. We will discuss uses of medical codes and impact at the healthcare provider level and patient level.