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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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...
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...
POSITION SUMMARY: This position requires the professional to code diagnoses and services from Healthcare providers’ medical notes by using the ICD-CM and CPT books which also includes but is not limited to auditing charts for proper documentation to meet CMS standards and requirements. ESSENTIAL & SUPPORT JOB FUNCTIONS: Review medical chart for accuracy and completion Clarifying information of...
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...
Experienced Medical Coder with RHIA, RHIT, CCS Inpatient Coder Outpatient Coder IP Coder 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 a...
This position is for remote coding of inpatient medical records. The position is located at the P3S Corporation Headquarters and supports the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), Patient Administration Division (PAD), Inpatient Records Department. There are multiple positions available. DUTIES Perform technically complex medical record coding for inpatient medical conditions for a Level ...
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! Top Reasons to Work with Us Headq...
Numotion aims to be the most responsive and innovative company to do business with. With more than 2,000 employees and over 140 locations nationwide Numotion is the premier mobility and rehab equipment supplier, and remains committed to a strong local focus. We are seeking an organized, motivated individual to join our team. Do you have experience in the medical field? Are you experienced with pr...
Randstad is seeking a dynamic individual for an Intermediate-Level Medical Coding position. This candidate needs to be well-organized, should possess high attention to detail, and effective communication skills. In addition, the candidate will need to have the ability to use independent decision to perform the job responsibilities and handle multiple concurrent projects while adapting quickly to r...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Description: The Coding Specialist accurately determines CPT and ICD-9 codes for all procedures/diagnoses for inpatient, outpatient and emergency records and transcription. S/he ensures that all coding assignments are accurate according to coding policies and the documentation provided in the medical chart components. The medical record components may includethe following: transcribed records, n...
Company Confidential Columbia, MD, 21045
Job of the life time! Highest earning potential! Medical coding company seeking experienced coding auditors for the Washington DC Metro area. Must be proficient in E&M (evaluation and management). Multi-specialties is required. Position is to conduct physician audits and provide physician feedbacks as needed (additional duties as assigned). Personnel must be certified by either AHIMA or AAPC (R...
POSITION SUMMARY: This position requires the professional to code diagnoses and services from Healthcare providers’ medical notes by using the ICD-CM and CPT books which also includes but is not limited to auditing charts for proper documentation to meet CMS standards and requirements. ESSENTIAL & SUPPORT JOB FUNCTIONS: Review medical chart for accuracy and completion Clarifying information of...
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...
Medusind Solutions Pathology Coder 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 eye...

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Medical Records Clerk

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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
25%
High School
24%
Associates
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Certification
4.2%
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