Coding Director Salary
Women make up the vast majority of Coding Directors in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $100K annually. Job satisfaction for Coding Directors is extremely high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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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.Read More...
Some coding directors may be responsible for the direct management of coding functions and communications, and they are usually in charge of subordinate staff members within the company, which may include the hiring or termination of particular employees. Coding directors also have direct contact with physicians and medical staff regarding the necessary coding in patients' charts.
A bachelor's degree may be required for this position, and some employers may prefer a master's or only an associate's degree. Strong communication skills and the ability to multitask are essential in this position, as many coding directors are in direct contact with a variety of staff members and professionals on a daily basis. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Coding Director Tasks
- Direct and organize the coding system at a medical facility.
- Ensure compliance with all internal and government regulations.
- Correct errors in coding and coding documentation with the help of physicians and staff.
- Maintain correspondence with physicians and staff regarding changes to the coding system.
- Manage coding educators.
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