A Medical Records Coder earns an average wage of $17.65 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Surgical coding and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding.

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$28,411 - $61,259  
   
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$0.00 - $6,400  
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$25,922 - $61,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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$12.27 - $29.26  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $51.66  
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$25,922 - $61,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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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
$39,000


Skills That Affect Medical Records Coder Salaries


International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
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Medical Coding
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Medical Records
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National Average
$39,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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