Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salary

Medical Auditors in the United States pull down an average of $16.33 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.53 per hour and $28.18. The vast majority (87 percent) of Medical Auditors who took the survey are female. Most Medical Auditors like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance.

$32,970 - $63,556
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $44,836
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$10.53 - $28.18
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$11
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$28
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,970 - $63,556  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$23,412 - $60,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.53 - $28.18  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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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$23,412 - $60,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Job Description for Medical Abstractor/Auditor

Medical abstractors/auditors are responsible for conducting reviews related to coding accuracy for medical institutions. Excellent computer skills and thorough knowledge of medical terminology are important in this position, and registry experience is also helpful. Medical abstractors are often responsible for processing requests for releases of patients' medical information and protecting their privacy and confidentiality, and they must always follow established state and federal rules and regulations. They must also ensure that all authorizations to request patients' medical information are valid and may have to reject some requests on occasion.

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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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Medical Auditors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Electronic Medical Records and Abstracting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Abstracting.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Abstractor/Auditor

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


Medical Auditors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $40K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $56K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

Abstracting
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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