Medical Records Coder Salary

A Medical Records Coder earns an average wage of $15.97 per hour. A skill in Surgical coding is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$24,249 - $58,233

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$11.36 - $24.18

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,249 - $58,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$23,998 - $52,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $24.18  
   
Overtime
$8.07 - $36.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,000  
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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$23,998 - $52,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 716
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Job Description for Medical Records Coder

A medical records coder is the person working at a clinic or hospital who utilizes various medical charts and documentation from health care professionals to generate billing codes to be invoiced to patients and insurance companies. While it may sound fairly straightforward, skilled medical coders are a sought-after employee. Coding can be an intricate and difficult thing to do; any inaccuracies may result in an insurer refusing payment or reimbursing too little for what should be received. Coders provide the basic foundation that helps create efficiency in the system to allow medical care providers the financial stability they need to continue operations.

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Medical Records Coder Tasks

  • Compile, abstract and maintain patient medical records to document condition and treatment.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
  • Identify, compile and code patient data, using ICD-9-CM and CPT and other standard classification coding systems.

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What is it like working as a Medical Records Coder?

Medical Records Coder in Philadelphia:
"Solitary With A Lot Of Reading."
Pros: Figuring out the puzzle that is coding.
Cons: Sometimes all of the reading.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Coder Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Medical Records Coder Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%
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