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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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Foundation Management Services (FMS) in Denton, Texas is currently seeking health care diagnosis coders. The likely candidates will have experience with health care coding and will be HCS-D certified. The available positions are ON SITE and not remote positions. Diagnosis coders must be able to multi task, meet short deadlines and work well with people. Requirements include; knowledge of ICD-9 co...
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...
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 ...
Job Summary: Professional services coding and code review for clients. Ensures accurate coding of professional services (diagnoses and procedures) from medical records. Essential Job Functions: Coder will provide coding of services, charge submission, and coding edits resolution. Coder will also perform and/or review claim denial appeals. In a consultative role the coder will assist in providing ...
We are looking to recruit a reliable individual to fill a Certified Medical Coder-InPatient job in Chicago, IL. Qualified candidates must have three years’ experience in medical coding. Auditing 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 Medical Coder-InPatient job ...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently recruiting for a Medical Coding Specialist in Cleveland, Ohio. Candidates must have at least 1 year of inpatient, technical hospital coding with their CPC-H, CCS, RHIT or RHIA certification. This candidate will review and correct chart/CPT code posting errors and must having an understand of DRG and APRDGR and utilized ICD-9. It is a very stable organizat...
Description: 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 opportunities. Who are we? Optum360. We're a dynamic new partner...
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...
To abstract CPT and ICD-9 codes from records, reports and other billing systems for the Department for billing purposes. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Abstracts correct CPT and ICD-9 codes from reports daily and in a timely ma...
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...
Medical Coding Instructor Medical Coding Instructor Great Lakes is hiring full time and part time billing and coding instructors. Must have 5 years of experience working in a medical office and strong coding skills. Certification a plus. Send resume and cover letter to ***** or 5100 Peach St, Erie PA 16509...
Specific Duties: 1. Apply ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes to patient encounters in compliance with applicable state and federal statutes/guidelines and Company policies and procedures. 2 Query providers for additional information that may be needed to code encounters correctly. 3. Know and adhere to HIPAA regulations. 4. Recognize, interpret and evaluate inconsistencies, discrepancies and inaccuraci...
HARRISBURG MEDICAL CENTER HAS THE FOLLOWING OPPORTUNITIES: Emergency Room: Nurse Practitioner-FT 40 -Any shift-Weekends possible Graduate of accredited NP program. Must possess a valid Illinois Nurse Practitioner licensure, BLS, ACLS, and 1 yr. working experience required. Physician Extender (NP/PA) - PRN – any shift- weekends possible Graduate from an accredited Physician’s Assistant Program. Reg...
MindLeaf Technologies Inc is an industry leader in the provision of compliance and medical administrative services to government hospitals across the United States and Guam. MindLeaf blends industry best practices, people, and technology to produce meticulous execution of sensitive healthcare tasks. MindLeaf has been awarded a Coding Compliance Specialist contract with the US AirForce and is curr...
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...
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...
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...
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...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our Quincy, MA based client is seeking a Project Coordinator/ ICD-10 Medical Coder. Coordinate with Project staff, IT, Program and operations staff, and the ICD-10 code map and analysis vendor (here after referred to as the project team) to validate the code mapping of the ICD-9 CM/PCS code set (16,000 codes) to the ICD-10 CM/PCS (150,000 codes) Coordinate with the agency's le...
Judge Healthcare is actively seeking a Medical Coding Analyst for one of the largest healthcare insurance providers in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico This job will have the following responsibilities: Conducting audits to improve the increased members annual funding in order to drive better patient care Comply with coding and corporate compliance standards Assuring accuracy of codes from the list...

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