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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...
Medical Coder / Certified Professional Coder ****Several Positions Available Across MI***** Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint Review of medical records. Perform clinical reviews with knowledge of body systems, anatomy and physiology. Provide leadership team with status of projects; issue, communicate and recommend policy decisions to achieve project objectives. Utilize a...
Medical Office Coder Code office encounter forms. Maintain current coding practices and must be able to communicate changes/updates to physicians and appropriate staff. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED. 1 year experience in health care organization preferred, confidential, organized, accurate and attentive to detail, able to work with others. CPC preferred. A non- certified coder will be...
We have a current and immediate need for an experienced Medical Biller in the Seattle, WA area Duties: Experience processing and coding medical and lab bills Excellent customer skills, Good follow up for additional required information Follow through make payment arrangements with clients Job Requirements: 3 plus years of medical billing Front office billing, and insurance follow up experi...
Job Description: DESCRIPTION: All?s Well Health Care has been in business over 25 years and we have become the premier provider of recruitment services the nation?s top healthcare providers. Because we truly believe that the Candidate is the Center of the Universe, we are EXCITED about the opportunity to work with you. We have amazing Full-Time opportunities in Orlando, FL for CPC ? Certified Pr...
Essential Qualifications The Billing and Coding Specialist interacts with people of all demographics and must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The specialist must be an experienced medical coder and showcase the ability to consistently display accurate and efficient work and meet the minimum standard of knowledge in coding systems, medical terminology, and health care rei...
Our client in downtown Philadelphia, PA has an immediate need for a Certified Clinical Coder. Responsibilities: · Develop ICD-9 to ICD-10 clinical code library for code conversion project. · Review all clinical definitions in all applications and processes across different business areas. · Translate ICD-9 definitions of clinical conditions into definitions using ICD-10 codes. · Pay close a...
Description: Talk about meaningful work. Talk about an important role. Let's talk about your next career move. Due to our expanding business, Optum 360 is seeking 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 become your life's b...
Ajlion Professional is partnering with a major hospital. 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 per...
We are currently recruiting Certified Evaluation and Management Medical Coders to fill our Medical Coding job in Chicago, IL. Qualified candidates must have three years’ experience in medical coding. Evaluation and Management experience is a MUST. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity with a highly reputable company, this is the perfect place for you. Responsibilities for Certified Evalu...
Description: The Medical Coding Analyst validates progress notes and enters the appropriate ICD-9 coding into the DataRAP® database utilizing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) guidelines. This position is also responsible for timely communication of identified quality issues concerning documentation and validation pertaining to the CMS-HCC...
CCS with at least 6 years acute coding experience, RHIA or RHIT preferred. Under general supervision, the Lead Certified Inpatient Medical Coding Specialist will demonstrate and provide superior levels of expertise coding. Responsible in reviewing and abstracting inpatient medical records identifying and assigning accurate medical codes for diagnosis, procedures and services for inpatient hospital...
The Senior Outpatient Hospital/Facility Medical Coder is responsible for primary diagnosis and procedural coding for designated ambulatory and hospital outpatient setting. Responsible to proficiently assign proper and accurate medical codes for diagnosis, procedures, and services performed in an outpatient setting, such as not limited to the following designated areas: emergency department, outpat...
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...
Acton Medical Associates, PC, is a primary care medical group practice dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective medical care. We currently have an opening for a full-time Billing/Coding Specialist. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE • High school diploma or equivalent. • One plus years of medical office billing/coding experience. • Some third party billing experience preferred. • Strong c...
Certified Medical Record Coder - HCC Coder Kelly Services currently has an immediate contract-to-hire work from home opportunity available for a Certified Medical Record Coder to work with our client located in Nashville, TN. As an important piece to the efficient functioning of the healthcare industry, the Certified Medical Record Coder will use alphanumeric diagnostic and procedure codes to con...
Intermedix is the nation's largest provider of business and technology solutions that manage the revenue cycle and support incident preparedness for the emergency healthcare services industry. With over 1,400 employees across the country, we are a Company dedicated to providing innovative technology and business services solutions to our clients. As the industry leader we seek high-energy and dedi...
Medical Coding Specialist Job Label:MAG_14AF4352458 gMed, Inc., a leading company in the clinical information systems sector has an excellent opportunity in our Revenue Cycle Management division in Charlotte, N.C. for a Medical Coding Specialist with 3 years of experience. Responsibilities for this role include: · Verify appropriate diagnostic and procedural coding through documentation review....
Job Purpose: Creates new medical records and retrieves existing medical records by gathering appropriate record folders and contents; assigning and recording new record numbers; verifying existing record numbers; inputting and recording locations to computer; delivering records. Duties: * Gathers patient information by collecting demographic information from a variety of sources; interacting wi...
Are you the Teacher your students go home and rave about! If so, we have an AMAZING employment opportunity for you! The Salem Group is actively sourcing for Medical Billing and Coding Instructors to work full-time in the afternoon in downtown Chicago. Our client, a Chicago based academic institution, that is rapidly expanding its team of Instructors and looking for full-time professionals. The pu...

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