Medical Coding Jobs

Medical Coding Job Overview

Also known as medical records and health information technicians, medical coders manage and review patient medical records to verify their accuracy, security and quality both electronically and on paper. These professionals assign codes to medical diagnoses and procedures in order to bill insurance companies, patients and third-party payers like Medicaid and Medicare. Their coding systems also help categorize data for databases, patient histories and registries.

Typical duties of medical coding jobs include evaluating medical records for compliance, submitting bills for reimbursement, recording information electronically and organizing records for storage and analysis. Most medical records techs work in hospitals and doctors' offices. Similar occupations include medical and health services manager jobs and medical office practice manager jobs.

Medical Coding Job Education Requirements

Depending on the position, medical coders need either a postsecondary certificate or an associate's degree in health information technology. These programs usually include classes on coding and classification systems, medical terminology, medical reimbursement methods, anatomy and physiology and computer and information systems.

Applicants may have a better chance of admission if they completed classes in biology, computer science and math in high school. Many employers prefer coders with professional certification, which may require passing an exam and/or graduation from an accredited program. Some certifications also require work experience in medical coding.

Medical Coding Job Market

The outlook for medical coding jobs is excellent, with the profession expected to grow by 24 percent by 2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The growth rate is much faster than the national average as well as that of similar careers, such as medical transcriptionist jobs. The U.S. currently has 180,760 health information technician and medical coding jobs. An aging population and growing demand for healthcare will result in more reimbursement claims, driving growth in the field. Similarly, an older population will mean a higher demand for specialized medical registries that require coding expertise.

Medical Coding Job Salary Information

According to the BLS, medical coders made an average of $37,710 in 2013. The top-earning 10 percent of coders made $57,320, while the bottom-earning 10 percent made $22,700. Coders working in the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry had the highest average salary ($52,850), and those working in doctors' offices had the lowest average salary ($32,700). The states with the highest average salaries for medical coding jobs in descending order are New Jersey, California, Colorado and Connecticut.

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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...
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...
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...
Medical Coder/ Biller Busy multispecialty medical office seeking a certified professional coder (CPC) with a minimum of two years coding, billing, and revenue cycle experience. Pain management experience preferred. Send resume to Box CL-397 c/o The Quad City Times 500 3rd St Davenport IA 52801 Or email resme to: *****...
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...
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...

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