Certified Physician-based Coding Specialists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $18.35 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,906 - $74,190
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$74K
MEDIAN: $50,366
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$14.79 - $24.89
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,906 - $74,190  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,969 - $64,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $24.89  
   
Overtime
$26.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,969 - $64,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P)

The position of a certified coding specialist in a physician-based setting (CCS-P) can be difficult and often requires a bachelor’s degree in addition to specific training in the coding systems ICD-10-CM and CPT-4. Experience in the specialty of the doctor or practice, such as oncology or orthopedics, is highly beneficial, and they are also required to participate in ongoing education throughout their careers to stay up-to-date in the medical field.

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Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P) Tasks

  • Compile, abstract and maintain patient medical records to document condition and treatment.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
  • Identify, compile and code patient data, using ICD-9-CM and CPT and other standard classification coding systems.

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Experience Affects Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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