Medical Auditor Salary
Medical Auditors in the United States take home an average $20.21 per hour. There are far more female Medical Auditors who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 90 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.
|Salary||$39,395 - $84,741|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $7,757|
|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).)
|$29,759 - $69,233|
|Hourly Rate||$13.09 - $27.68|
|Overtime||$23.82 - $53.75|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $7,757|
|Total Pay (||$29,759 - $69,233|
Job Description for Medical Auditor
The job of a medical auditor will require individuals to look at various documents, billing, records, coding records, and other data. They then perform an audit, making sure that they follow industry regulations and are in compliance. What the auditor usually does is come in after medical coders do the billing and check to ensure that whatever was coded is accurate, necessary, and compliant. They will also ensure that the coders are using the right codes and following the regulations laid out by the government. They are essential, as they uncover or fix mistakes that can save the healthcare company money.Read More...
People who work as a medical auditor will need to have excellent communication skills and be very good at analyzing and organizing data. They will sometimes be required to work together as a team, so this should also be a strong point. The educational requirements for a medical auditor will require individuals to have a bachelor’s degree. A lot of auditors have degrees in health administration, health services, and business administration. Aside from having a bachelor’s, auditors are also required to be certified. These certifications will depend on the state of practice. Many companies will look for auditors who have 3-5 years of experience in medical coding or medical administrative work.
Medical 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 Auditor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Auditors make a median salary of $47K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $45K on average.
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