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...
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...
Medical Coder Auditor / Certified Professional Coder •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 and maintain available corporate production and reporting systems; produce routine and non-ro...
Company Confidential Garden City, NY, 11530
We are a large, multi-site, multi-modality medical practice in Nassau and Queens County whose mission is to provide patient centered, expert medical care with compassion. Without a doubt, our team members are our most valuable asset, so we're always on the lookout for professionals who can continue to strengthen our winning team. If you're passionate about working in the health care field, thereb...
USA Vein Clinics is currently seeking Medical Billers for our corporate office in Northbrook, IL FULL-CYCLE MEDICAL BILLING SERVICE FOR NATIONWIDE MEDICAL PRACTICE SEEKS RELIABLE AND HIGHLY MOTIVATED CERTIFIED MEDICAL BILLER/CODER TO WORK IN OUR NORTHBROOK, IL OFFICE QUALIFICATIONS: * 3+ YRS EXPERIENCE BILLING/CODING * INTERGY SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE (SAGE, VITERA, GREENWAY) * STRONG KNOWLEDGE OF...
Emergency Physicians P.A. located in Minnetonka, MN has a full time, benefit eligible opportunity for an experienced Medical Coding Specialist. This coding position is responsible for the accurate and timely coding of diagnostic, Evaluation and Management, and procedural services using ICD-9CM and CPT coding conventions. Strong keyboard skills needed to abstract from an electronic health record an...
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 Billing company is looking to fill multiple positions within our growing company. Located on the west side of Cleveland with easy access to I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike. Positions: Full time position for a (Part B) certified coder. Position responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Review and code diagnoses and procedures in accordance with established coding and abstracting guide...
Company Confidential Miami, FL, 33139
MEDICAL BILLER & CODER In-depth knowledge of procedural coding, specialist in identifying appropriate ICD-9 coding based on CMS/HCC categories, CPT, HCPCS CMS 1500 form, Super Bill, Electronic Claims Submission and Clearing House Operations, EOB and payments, denials and appeals. Responsible for processing patient data such as treatment records and related insurance information. Knowledge with ...
Description: Telecommute Nationwide! Health care isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. 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 best...
Description: Telecommute Nationwide! Health care isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. 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 best...
Description: Telecommute Nationwide! Health care isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. 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 best...
Description: Telecommute Nationwide! Health care isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. 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 best...
Certified Medical Coder Kelly Services currently has an immediate opportunity available for a Certified Medical Coder to work with our client located in Jackson, MI. As an important piece to the efficient functioning of the healthcare industry, the Medical Coder will use alphanumeric diagnostic and procedure codes to convey critical information about illnesses and treatment. Specifically, you’ll ...
Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide updated and fully prepared instruction to students, actively engage in retention activities and manage the classroom/lab activities. FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBIL...
Certified Professional Coder needed for a health group company in NW Oklahoma City. DUTIES:  Serves as a resource person to staff on problems dealing with compliance and billing issues, interpretation of coding issues/guidelines, and accurate coding.  Maintains library of information/tools related to documentation guidelines and coding.  Codes for Imaging Team  Some AR duties  Accurate...
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...
MinimumRequirements: One of the following certifications: CCS-P, or CPC Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with physician office or clinics working with diagnostic and procedure coding. Minimum of 3 years auditing experience. Experience with Intelicode preferred. Pass a pre-employment assessment DUTIES: Audits medical record documentation to identify under coded and up coded services; pre...
Marten Transport Cincinnati, OH
Job summary**_General Purpose:_**This position is responsible for properly coding physician encounters; must be able to code from operative reports; assist research of coding denials.**_Essential Functions & Responsibilities:_**It is expected that all of the Principal Duties and Responsibilities identified below will be performed in a manner that reflects the values of the Catholic Healthcare Part...
Summary Responsible for all billing functions within the Fetal Surgery Division. This includes determination of insurance participation status for multiple billing entities, the precertification of services, ensuring the accuracy of daily outpatient and surgical billing, cash collected, and batch information. Use Epic work queues to submit billing charges and work coding edits and bundling issues...

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