Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salary
Average Medical Auditors in the United States make around $16.39 per hour. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Medical Auditors are female. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$40,243 - $76,522|
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|$25,375 - $71,613|
|Hourly Rate||$11.75 - $34.05|
|Total Pay (||$25,375 - $71,613|
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
Pay by Experience for a Medical Abstractor/Auditor has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Abstractor/Auditor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Abstractor/Auditor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Medical Abstractor/Auditor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 11 salaries. A Medical Abstractor/Auditor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 9 salaries.
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