The average rate for a Medical Records Coder is $17.60 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Surgical coding and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,831 - $60,979  
   
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$0.00 - $6,128  
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$25,740 - $62,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $29.38  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $50.98  
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$25,740 - $62,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 317

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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

  • 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.
  • Enter data, such as history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer database.
  • Compile, abstract and maintain patient medical records to document condition and treatment.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Coder

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Medical Records Coder

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%
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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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National Average
$39,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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