For Medical Auditors, hourly average wages total $16.03 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical Auditors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too.

$33,538 - $76,025
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$34K
$48K
$76K
MEDIAN: $47,503
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$11.96 - $28.36
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$28
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,538 - $76,025  
   
Bonus
$437.50  
Total Pay (?
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$25,908 - $62,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $28.36  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$437.50  
   
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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$25,908 - $62,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Medical Abstractor/Auditor

Medical abstractors/auditors work in the health care industry for hospitals, doctors' offices, medical clinics, and similar facilities to analyze, categorize, and review medical coding to ensure its accuracy. They must thoroughly understand all relevant privacy polices to protect confidentiality and sensitive information, and they also retrieve requested documentation to be sent to authorized parties according to company procedures and guidelines, typically to obtain medical reimbursements related to services rendered to patients.

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Medical Abstractor/Auditor Tasks

  • Review and audit medical records and patient claims, ensuring clinical data concurs with the claim.
  • Assess and evaluate the level of coding and billing procedures to comply with regulations.
  • Identify, compile and code patient data, using standard classification systems.
  • Examine and evaluate audit results, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity.
  • Enter data, such as history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Abstractor/Auditor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Medical Auditors. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $33K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $34K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $56K.

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Experience Affects Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Abstracting
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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