Medical Coder Jobs

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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Medical Coder - Remote Nashville, TN Contract Unspecified Apply Apply Medical Coder - Remote Nashville, TN Contract Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Medical Coder with inpatient coding experience in an Acute Care Hospital Environment, please read on! What You Will Be Doing Headquarte...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly gr...
Experienced Medical Coder with RHIA, RHIT, CCS SUMMARY: Responsible for accurate coding of inpatient and/or outpatient services, procedures, diagnoses and conditions, working from the appropriate documentation in the medical record. Coding classification systems include ICD-10, ICD-9-CM, CPT, Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) as well as other specialty systems as required by diag...
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 to join our team. It's an inspiring role and it can inspire your career. For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your op...
Company Confidential Orland Park, IL, 60467
Busy OB/GYN/MFM/US practice seeking certified coder. Current RHIA, RHIT, CPC, CCS or CCS-P certification required. Minimum successful completion of an AAPC or AHIMA-approved Coding Certificate program; Bachelor’s degree in HIM or related healthcare field preferred. Current proof of preparation for ICD-10-CM conversion preferred. Three (3) years previous outpatient Obstetrics & Gynecology coding ex...
OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE: Healthcare Solutions WNY CERTIFIED MEDICAL CODER FT position available for certified professional coder. Must have minimum of 6 months coding work experience. One of the following coding credentials required: CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-H, or CPC-P. Ideal coding candidate has E/M experience. Billing experience is a plus. The candidate will be responsible for assigning ICD-9-CM ...
Position Summary: To assign professional/technical charges and ICD-10 codes from clinical information, and to train physicians and staff in coding and billing in order to maximize revenue generation for the Department of Medicine. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily...
Robert Wood Johnson Physician Enterprise is a multi specialty group practice committed to delivering the highest quality healthcare in central New Jersey. RWJPE is currently accepting applications for full time Clinical Coding Specialists. RWJPE offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, STD, PTO and 401k. The position is responsible ...
This is a great opportunity to work with a growing multi-specialty physicians' group in the Hudson Valley. The chosen candidate will be required to obtain prior authorization for chemotherapy and the drugs to be infused and monitor all aspects of the infusion center including coding for Evaluation and Management, pre medication, chemotherapy infusion, hydration, bone marrow aspiration and bone mar...
Medusind Solutions Coding Supervisor Description: At Medusind we take immense pride in offering superior, cost-effective solutions covering the whole spectrum of tasks and processes to the healthcare industry. A significant factor is that our workforce comes with a rich domain expertise and robust compliance norms. Our four-prong approach of an excellent management team coupled with detailed e...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Health...
Certified Medical Coding Specialist needed for an expanding physician group in Dayton. Must have extensive experience in all aspects of coding, billing, ICD-9, CPT, and medical billing software. Exciting opportunity comes with Full-time, flexible hours (M-F) and a comprehensive benefit package-Part-time work from home opportunities also available. EEO...
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 Medical Coder Specialist who share our passion for helping people live healthier lives to join our team. It's an inspiring role and it can inspire your career. For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your...
Current Need Position Description Abstracts clinical information from a variety of medical records and assigns appropriate ICD 9 CM and/or CPT codes to patient records according to established procedures. Analyzes, enters and manipulates database, confirms appropriate DRG assignments. Knowledge in ICD-9 and CPT-4 coding required. This is a PART TIME, remote based position. Qualifications Mini...
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 Medical Coders who share our passion for helping people live healthier lives to join our team. It's an inspiring role and it can inspire your career. For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportuni...
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 Medical Coders who share our passion for helping people live healthier lives to join our team. It's an inspiring role and it can inspire your career. For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportuni...
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 Medical Coders who share our passion for helping people live healthier lives to join our team. It's an inspiring role and it can inspire your career. For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportuni...
ELAP Services, LLC Auditor Job Description Title Auditor – Point Pleasant Audit Team Department(s) Claims & Auditing Reports to Audit Supervisor Job summary The Auditor position is responsible for auditing medical facility claims for accuracy and compliance with industry laws and contractual language on behalf of our clients. Candidate must possess a strong understanding of medical codin...
· Develop processes and procedures that work to accomplish the initiatives of the company · Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization: Management, Client Sites and Staff · Perform coding audits on outside vendor to ensure integrity of revenue cycle · Solve any coding discrepancies identified · Assist in coding related denial resolution, provide coding related information need...
Accurately codes diagnoses procedures and demographic information in the Health Information abstracting system. Codes clinical outpatient Emergency Dept. and Surgical Outpatient visits. Requirements: Post secondary education in Coding 2 years experience coding clinical outpatient Emergency Dept and Surgical Outpatient visits in a hospital setting or a Specialty (i.e. Surgeon) Physician Office ...

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