The average pay for a Medical Billing/Coding Specialist is $14.15 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Total Pay (?
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$23,315 - $49,346
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MEDIAN: $34,555
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Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.05 - $18.62
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,315 - $49,346  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,937  
Profit Sharing
$343.92 - $1,294  
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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$21,148 - $41,939  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,070
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $18.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $-0.49  
Overtime
$10.14 - $27.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,937  
   
Profit Sharing
$343.92 - $1,294  
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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$21,148 - $41,939  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,070
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Job Description for Medical Billing/Coding Specialist
Medical billing/coding specialists typically works in hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities. They are responsible for handling billing information and associating bills with patients, and working with physicians and other members of their facility. Some day-to-day responsibilities expected of medical billing/coding specialists include keeping up to date with codes and regulatory standards of the medical industry, assisting with audits, and entering and verifying demographics of patients into the system. They also review and verify codes of diagnosis and procedures that are performed in the facility and update patient information on the computer.
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Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Tasks
  • Organize and verify patient records, bills, and statements.
  • Code patients' diagnoses and requests payment from insurance companies or individuals.
  • Record and process patient data including treatment records, insurance information, bills, and payments.
  • Set-up payment plans for patients.
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Pay Difference By Location
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$31,000
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Experience Affects Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Salaries

Billing
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Collections
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Medical Coding
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Insurance
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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National Average
$31,000
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 129 votes.
Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 34%
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