Coding Supervisor Salary
Most Coding Supervisors in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $54K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Job Description for Coding Supervisor
Coding supervisors work within hospitals and medical offices and are responsible for coordinating and managing the medical coding staff. Those in this position often work on teams with other office personnel and medical staff and generally work traditional business hours, though this may greatly vary depending on the organization. An associate's degree may be a minimum requirement for this position, and a bachelor's degree is often preferred with specialized experience in medical coding. Knowledge of HIPAA and other legal regulations is also required, and ongoing education may be necessary.Read More...
Coding supervisors are responsible for the actions of the medical coding staff within a health care office, and the position may also have extended duties, particularly in small offices. Typical responsibilities include: supervising all staff who work with medical records; maintaining accuracy and security of patient records; ensuring that all software is up-to-date; establishing, and implementing changes in, coding policies; coordinating with other managers and physicians, and departments of the company; evaluating personnel; and ensuring adherence to all current coding practices.
Applicants for the position should be highly organized and attentive to detail with demonstrated leadership skills.
Coding Supervisor Tasks
- Ensure compliance with internal processes and procedures, state and federal mandated regulations.
- Maintain departmental day-to-day activities, monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
- Review patient medical records to ensure proper coding of condition and treatment, using ICD-9-CM and CPT and other standard classification coding systems.
- Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.
- Supervise the medical coding staff in the evaluation, compilation and reporting of medical records and coding information.
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Pay by Experience Level for Coding Supervisor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Coding Supervisors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $47K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $66K.