Coder Information Each hosptal is rquired by NYS las to haveCoders. A simple guideline has been 1 full time Coder for every thousand births at the hospital. The Coders are known by different names, Coders, Birth Coders. Birh Certificate Registrars. Coder Fax CODER Fax is a tool designed to help all coders abstract birth certificate data information in a uniform manner. Data collected are used at designated hospitals and within the community for quality assurance, program planning and research purposes. To be useful the data must be accurate and reliable. All the people who do any amount of birth coding at the hospitals in the Finger Lakes region are encouraged to attend semi-monthly coder meetings. Coder Faxes are completed and reviewed at each meeting. If you are unable to attend a coder meeting, coder faxes are available by contacting Rosemary_Varga@urmc.rochester.edu. For additional practice, past coder faxes are also available. Training Modules and Meeting Minutes If you would like to view coder training modules or past meeting minutes please contact Rosemary_Varga@urmc.rochester.edu.