A Hospital Coder earns an average wage of $21.23 per hour. A skill in Surgical coding is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$34,492 - $61,874
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$34K
$49K
$62K
MEDIAN: $48,956
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$14.91 - $30.81
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,492 - $61,874  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $7,946  
Total Pay (?
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$31,611 - $65,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $30.81  
   
Overtime
$20.40 - $43.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$251.68 - $7,946  
   
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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$31,611 - $65,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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Job Description for Hospital Coder

A medical coder’s job is to bill insurance companies and track the submitted claims. Medical coders are responsible for reviewing the medical records of patients and then assigning codes to their diagnoses and procedures so that the relevant insurance company, other third-party payers, or the patient can be billed for those claims. A hospital coder is a medical coder specific to a hospital, as opposed to a doctor's office or other medical facility.

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Hospital Coder Tasks

  • Review and research appropriate codes for insurance purposes.
  • Code each patient record.
  • Review patient medical records to judge appropriate diagnosis, procedures, and reimbursement.

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Experience Affects Hospital Coder Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Hospital Coder Salaries

Surgical coding
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Medical Coding
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International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
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National Average
$46,000

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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