An Outpatient Surgical Coder earns an average wage of $21.63 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$33,000 - $50,455
$42K
MEDIAN: $41,708
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$14.51 - $31.01
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$41,708  
   
Bonus
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
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$29,938 - $65,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $31.01  
   
Overtime
$19.46 - $45.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,400  
   
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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$29,938 - $65,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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Job Description for Outpatient Surgical Coder

Outpatient surgical coders are primarily responsible for reviewing statements and assigning codes using classification systems to ensure that insurance companies are billed correctly for services issued by medical providers. They help facilitate a smooth billing process by checking doctors' notes, tests, images, and patients' medical records, and then assigning codes which represent every step of the patient's experience with the physician to confirm what services were provided. This coding must be completed with a great deal of precision to ensure that the medical provider is reimbursed for all services rendered, and outpatient surgical coders typically process many cases per day in an indoor office setting.

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Outpatient Surgical Coder Tasks

  • Ensure coding of outpatient charts and maintain electronic records.
  • Maintain coding skills in compliance with regulations.
  • Coordinate with physicians to deliver accurate and timely documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with coding regulations and guidelines.

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Pay by Experience Level for Outpatient Surgical Coder

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Outpatient Surgical Coder

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Outpatient Surgical Coder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Outpatient Surgical Coder Salaries


National Average
$45,000

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
up arrow 1%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
up arrow 13%

Medical Coding
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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