Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salary
For Medical Auditors, hourly average wages total $16.28 per hour. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Medical Auditors are female. Some workers in this field — nearly one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Most Medical Auditors report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
|Salary||$38,783 - $76,025|
|Total Pay (||$25,681 - $70,460|
|Hourly Rate||$11.88 - $33.66|
|Total Pay (||$25,681 - $70,460|
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.Read More...
When working with health information, medical abstractors/auditors must adhere to all relevant laws, regulations, and HIPAA guidelines and keep their knowledge up-to-date regarding third-party payer billing requirements and compliance rules. Applicants should be able to use relevant software and applications such as Cobius, CAS, and Cobius-esMD, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs may also be required.
Those in this position should be able to work independently as well as in a team environment, and a high school diploma and relevant prior experience may be minimum requirements for this position. Interpersonal and customer service skills are important for medical abstractors/auditors, and communication skills are also beneficial. They are encouraged to attend various training classes to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date.
Medical Abstractor/Auditor Tasks
- Enter data, such as history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer.
- Compile, abstract and maintain patients' medical records to document condition and treatment.
- Prepare detailed reports on audit findings.
- Examine and evaluate audit results, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity.
- Review and audit medical records and patient claims, ensuring clinical data concurs with the claim.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Abstractor/Auditor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $34K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $34K. Medical Auditors bring in $44K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $58K.
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