A Coding/Insurance Specialist earns an average wage of $15.06 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$27,148 - $64,401
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MEDIAN: $39,000
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$12.39 - $18.53
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,148 - $64,401  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $7,340  
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$26,039 - $45,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $18.53  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $29.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$204.26 - $7,340  
   
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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$26,039 - $45,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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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

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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Experience Affects Coding/Insurance Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Coding/Insurance Specialist Salaries

Insurance
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National Average
$32,000

Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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