Compensation for Coding Directors in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($102K). Work is enjoyable for Coding Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$63,807 - $134,457
MEDIAN: $102,208

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$64,161 - $134,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Job Description for Coding Director

Coding directors generally maintain and implement a formal review process for coding compliance, as well as designs and uses of audit tools to monitor the accuracy of clinical coding. Performing data quality reviews is a common responsibility in this position, and they may also validate certain codes with the International Classification of Diseases Manual and check for missed diagnoses in medical fields and missed codes for procedures; this process ensures compliance with all international regulations for codes within business settings.


Coding Director Tasks

  • Maintain correspondence with physicians and staff regarding changes to the coding system.
  • Manage coding educators.
  • Correct errors in coding and coding documentation with the help of physicians and staff.
  • Direct and organize the coding system at a medical facility.
  • Ensure compliance with all internal and government regulations.

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Experience Affects Coding Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Coding Director Salaries

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Medical Coding
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International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
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HIPAA Compliance
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Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 15%