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Medical Coder Job Overview

Hospitals and physicians could not function without medical coders, who assign a billing code to every medical test, drug or service that health care professionals provide to their patients. Medical coders bill insurance companies electronically and track submitted claims. Insurance companies use the submitted codes to make payments to doctors and health care facilities. Medical codes are standardized throughout the health care industry in the United States, giving medical coders the ability to move from one state to another without additional training. Similar healthcare jobs include positions such as Medical Coder Billers.

Medical Coder Education Requirements

Medical coders must have a high school diploma or equivalent. They need good math skills, bookkeeping knowledge and familiarity with customer relationship management programs, or CRM software, in the health care industry. Coders must have a high level of competency in computer database software and the ability to research missing or unpaid claims. Additionally, medical coders must have knowledge of billing codes and possess excellent communication skills to compose correspondence. While taking college courses in medical coding is not a requirement by some employers, a certificate from an accredited school is an asset when applying for a job. Career colleges and vocational schools offer courses that vary in length from one semester to under one year.

Medical Coder Job Market

The medical coder job market is growing rapidly as the health care industry changes and expands. Statistics show an estimated 18 percent projected growth from 2012 to 2022. National health care is expected to create an additional 187,800 medical coder jobs during this decade for a total workforce of 607,000.

Medical Coder Salary

The mean hourly wage for medical coder jobs in the United States is $16.60, or $34,540 per year. The income range varies from a low of $23,380 up to $47,460 annually. Higher pay generally reflects more experience and more expensive metropolitan areas where larger hospitals are common. Hospitals and physicians' offices pay similar amounts within a specific geographic region.

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Remote Medical Coder - Inpatient Coder Remote Medical Coder - Inpatient Coder · Tucson, AZ Area · 450 Bed Acute Care Hospital · 3 Open Positions · $21 - 26/h DOE · Relocation Assistance Available (if they want to relocate to the area & work in the office) The Certified Coder will be responsible for abstracting information from patient records and assigning ICD-9 and CPT codes for proper rei...
CSI is looking for a certified coding specialist with at least 1-2 years of coding experience for a full time, permanent position with an excellent healthcare company in Orlando, FL (close to Orlando Executive Airport). We would love to find someone that has pathology experience and/or HCC experience. This person will be responsible for coding, auditing, report writing and answering phone calls ...
Job Description: Well-known and rapidly growing Medical office located in the SW Metro is currently hiring for a Medical Biller and Coder. If you have a background in the medical field, previous billing and coding experience and love to stay busy you may be the right candidate. This amazing opportunity offers a great working environment, a competitive salary up to 44K for the right background, co...
Judge Healthcare is seeking a Medical Biller / Medical Coder for an excellent employment opportunity with one of the best hospital / health systems in Boston, MA!! This is a position for a Certified Coder. This opportunity is open to CCS, RHIT, or RHIA certified coders of either inpatient or outpatient specialties! General responsibilities include: Abstract, sequence, and assign diagnosis and pr...
Remote Coder - Level IV (Medical Coder) Plattsburgh, NY Overview: Under the general supervision of the Manager, MIS (Coding) and following established Medical Center and MIS department policies and procedures, a Coder Level IV is primarily responsible for coding and abstracting all inpatient discharges. During periods of staffing shortages or backlog in areas other than inpatient coding, a Cod...
CLERICAL: Medical Records Technician/Coder- Must have knowledge of ICD9 and CPT. Pay $14.00 per hour, M-F 8 to 5. Send resume to Human Resources, Cowlitz Indian Tribe, PO Box 2547, Longview, WA 98632...
Description: Talk about meaningful work. Talk about an important role. Let's talk about your next career move. Due to our expanding business, UnitedHealth Group is seeking Senior Medical Coders who share our passion for helping people live healthier lives. It's an inspiring role and it can inspire your career. If you want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. It could lead...
We have an immediate opening for a Certified Medical Coder in a very busy Internal Medicine Clinic with 9 physicians. Our clinic provides multiple services, such as lab, x-ray, bone density and much more. Must have experience in coding all services with appropriate diagnosis codes to Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial insurance. Qualified persons must be professional, with a minimum of 2-3 years ex...
Myriddian, LLC is looking for Certified Coders for a client, a large healthcare provider, in Silver Spring, MD. The Certified Coder will be able to work either onsite or remote, at the discretion of the hiring manager. Description: Ensures all technical aspects of the assignment of diagnostic and procedure coding is carried out in accordance with established standards and is in compliance with C...
Medical Coding Auditor Position: (3) Medical Coder / Medical Coding Auditor Location: Dallas, TX Medical Coder / Medical Coding Auditor Description: The Medical Coding Auditor is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing compliance reviews of billing and documentation activities. The Medical Coding Auditor will also be involved in Physician Education while reporting audit findings. ...
MEDICAL CODERS University Physicians, Inc. is dedicated to providing healthcare and administrative support to the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine’s 1,800 providers. We currently have a variety of opportunities supporting the University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado available for experienced medical coders. All positions will be responsible for the review and proc...
MEDICAL CODER/BILLER for busy orthopedic practice. Duties include charge entry, Medicare knowlege a plus, payment posting and A/R. Fax resume to: 401-728-3920 or: jobs@black stone
The Providence Community Health Centers Inc., (PCHC) largest network of community health centers in Rhode Island, seeks a full-time Certified Medical Coder. Position Summary The Medical Coder is responsible for reviewing procedure codes and diagnosis codes for accuracy in all areas of services rendered by PCHC. The Medical Poster identifies errors in coding and initiates correction. Tasks are pe...
Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide updated and fully prepared instruction to students, actively engage in retention activities and manage the classroom/lab activities. FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBIL...
Description: Inpatient Medical Coder Telecommute Openings Nationwide! Health care isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. ICD10 replaces ICD9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and health care organizations continue to adapt, and we are vital part of their evolution and that's what fueled these exciting new opportun...
Job Description I believe that a stronger team begins with me. As a Medical Coding Specialist, you will: The purpose of this position is to apply the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes to individual patient health information for data retrieval, analysis and claims processing. Abide by and demonstrates the company Mission – Vision – Values through both behavior and job performance on ...
OMS Medical/Dental–Billing/Coding Representative Oral Facial Surgery Institute, a private Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice located in Mercy Hospital St. Louis, MO. Our practice includes 4 locations with 6 providers. Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager, the Office-Based Billing/Coding Representative is responsible of medical/dental information from physicians, hospitals,...
CERTIFIED MEDICAL CODER JOB IN CHICAGO, IL. We have partnered with a premier hospital facility in downtown Chicago, IL. which has an immediate need to fill a Medical Coder job. You must have at least two years of experience as a Certified Coder and have knowledge of Evaluation and Management review. Candidates will code for physician visits, medical procedures and medical services. This is a dire...
We are currently looking to recruit an experienced individual to fill our Certified Medical Coder-RHIT job in Chicago, IL. Qualified candidates must have three years’ experience in medical coding. Evaluation and Management experience is highly desired. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity with a highly reputable company, this is the perfect place for you. Responsibilities for Certified ...
We are currently recruiting Certified Medical Coders for our new client’s Certified Medical Coder Job in Chicago, IL. Qualified candidates must have three years’ experience in medical coding. Evaluation and Management experience is highly desired. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity with a highly reputable company, this is the perfect place for you. Responsibilities for Certified Medic...

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