The average pay for a Certified Medical Coder (CMC) is $17.78 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding is associated with high pay for this job.
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$29,332 - $61,035
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,332 - $61,035  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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$27,636 - $54,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $24.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.19 - $37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$27,636 - $54,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 361

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Job Description for Certified Medical Coder (CMC)

Most of the transactions and payments processed by a hospital or clinic do not involve direct payments from patients. Rather, these institutions rely on payments from private and public insurance companies. The key to making these transactions run smoothly is having procedures, referrals, and lab work properly coded and classified so that insurers pay promptly. While an individual doctor’s office in a smaller practice may delegate this responsibility to an office manager, larger clinics or hospitals often hire certified medical coders (CMCs) to perform this work.

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Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Tasks

  • 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.
  • Enter data, such as history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer database.
  • Compile, abstract and maintain patient medical records to document condition and treatment.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medical Coder (CMC)

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Key Stats for Certified Medical Coder (CMC)

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
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International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
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National Average
$38,000


Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
up arrow 1%

up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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