The average rate for a Coding/Insurance Specialist is $15.22 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

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$25,828 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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$26,225 - $45,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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$12.55 - $18.99  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $29.33  
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$26,225 - $45,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Job Description for Coding/Insurance Specialist

Coding/insurance specialists are responsible for filing paperwork pertaining to insurance-billing of patients for medical services. They generally fulfill a sort of secretarial role within a medical establishment and deal with the influx and organization of patient information to ensure the correct persons are billed the correct amounts. Scheduling and processing payments are two of this job's main roles, but these specialists must also be well-educated in medical terminology, as conveying care instructions and other pertinent information to patients about medical issues is an important part of the job.

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Coding/Insurance Specialist 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 Coding/Insurance Specialist

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

Coding/Insurance Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Coding/Insurance Specialist?

Coding/Insurance Specialist in Willmar:
"Under Appreciated."
Pros: Being able to understand health insurance policies and argue why they should pay for medical care that was received.
Cons: Paid very poorly. Way more work than originally was supposed to be.

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Key Stats for Coding/Insurance Specialist

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Coding/Insurance Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Coding/Insurance Specialist Salaries


Medical Coding
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National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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