Coding/Insurance Specialist Salary

The average rate for a Coding/Insurance Specialist is $15.25 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.

$25,167 - $61,170
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$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,500
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$12.42 - $20.34
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$0$61K
Salary $25,167 - $61,170
Bonus $250.00 - $6,050
Total Pay (?
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$26,032 - $47,350
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $12.42 - $20.34
Overtime $7.50 - $32.41
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $250.00 - $6,050
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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$26,032 - $47,350
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76

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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.

Coding/Insurance Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Coding/Insurance Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Coding/Insurance Specialist has a neutral trend. An entry-level Coding/Insurance Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Coding/Insurance Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Coding/Insurance Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 19 salaries. A Coding/Insurance Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 6 salaries.

Coding/Insurance Specialist Advice

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

Coding/Insurance Specialist in Cleveland:
"Patient bonding."
Be organized. Be efficient . Remember specifics about frequently billed carriers and make relationship with carrier staff.

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
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Coding/Insurance Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$34,000

Late-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Coding/Insurance Specialist Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$34,000

Medical Coding
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 26%
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