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Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salary

The average wage for a Certified Medical Coder (CMC) is $16.36 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$25,330 - $51,848
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $38,393
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$11.87 - $22.90
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,330 - $51,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
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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$24,939 - $50,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.87 - $22.90  
   
Overtime
$16.36 - $33.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
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).
)
$24,939 - $50,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 524

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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

  • 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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salaries

Medical Coding
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Billing
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National Average
$35,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 21%
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