The average rate for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) is $16.36 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Total Pay (?
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$28,983 - $55,803
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MEDIAN: $39,374
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Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Total Pay (?
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$12.36 - $21.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,983 - $55,803  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,742  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $9,635  
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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$26,357 - $49,733  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,495
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $21.88  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $33.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,742  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $9,635  
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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$26,357 - $49,733  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,495
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Job Description for Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
A certified professional coder (CPC) is responsible for overseeing the medical coding for healthcare agencies. Coders make sure that medical coding used is in compliance with all medical coding laws and regulations and ensure that the coding used is for reimbursable expenses when necessary. They may provide regular coding, surgical coding, or hospital coding as appropriate. Certified coders are also sometimes responsible for communicating with patients regarding rejected claims or procedures, so effective communication skills are necessary. They must also maintain confidentiality and stay current on changes to insurance coding (especially Medicare).
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Certified Professional Coder (CPC) 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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Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Reviews

What is it like working as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC)?
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Johnson City:
"Different."
Pros: Since I work in the field of psychiatry, I see many different doctor's notes. Everything billed is almost always unique. I have grown professionally learning how different insurance providers handle this specific medical field.
Cons: The electronic health record, although it has improved the medical world in many ways, it also has cons in the sense of abuse. It makes it very easy for doctors to code or bill incorrectly. Most doctors do not like the new system and will constantly fight with it. Hopefully in the future this will change and doctors will become more acceptable of a great program.
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Experience Affects Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Salaries

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$36,000

Skills That Affect Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Salaries

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National Average
$36,000
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 339 votes.
Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 19%
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