Coding Consultant Salary

The average rate for a Coding Consultant is $28.48 per hour. A skill in Medical Coding is associated with high pay for this job.

$41,217 - $89,880
$41K
$61K
$90K
MEDIAN: $60,505
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50%
90%

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$17.62 - $44.04
$18
$28
$44
MEDIAN: $28.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,217 - $89,880  
   
Bonus
$5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$38,911 - $97,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.62 - $44.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.25  
Overtime
$56.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,500  
   
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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$38,911 - $97,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Coding Consultant

A coding consultant reviews medical documents such as charts and then inputs codes into a database that correspond to various treatments and diagnoses. They must enter all codes using standardized coding classifications and within their institution's guidelines for reporting. Coding consultants should make suggestions on how to improve coding and documentation as needed, and they also need to work effectively with other healthcare professionals, including managers and medical staff, on reimbursement and other issues. At all times, coding consultants must follow all institution and professional guidelines related to confidentiality and ethics.

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Coding Consultant Tasks

  • Audit and review the medical record and coding process.
  • Develop and implement records management program for filing, coding, and billing; ensuring compliance with regulations.
  • Prepare manuals and train staff on coding compliance policies, guidelines, data quality and requirements.
  • Document audit findings and prepare recommendations for improving the coding process.

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Pay by Experience Level for Coding Consultant

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

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Key Stats for Coding Consultant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Coding Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Mid-Career
▼17%

Skills That Affect Coding Consultant Salaries

Medical Coding
▲24%

National Average
$60,000

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼2%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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