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.

$42,500 - $87,681
$42K
$60K
$88K
MEDIAN: $60,402
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50%
90%

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$15.95 - $44.04
$16
$28
$44
MEDIAN: $27.77
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$0$95K
Salary $42,500 - $87,681
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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$35,623 - $95,458
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $15.95 - $44.04
Hourly Tips $6.25
Overtime $54.66
Annual Data $0$95K
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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$35,623 - $95,458
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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

Pay by Experience for a Coding Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Coding Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Coding Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Coding Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 13 salaries. A Coding Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Coding Consultant

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Coding Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Mid-Career
▼16%

Skills That Affect Coding Consultant Salaries

Medical Coding
▲25%

National Average
$59,000

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼1%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼3%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 14%
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