Outpatient Surgical Coder Salary

An Outpatient Surgical Coder earns an average wage of $21.63 per hour.

$35,375 - $55,907
$44K
MEDIAN: $43,500
50%

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$16.38 - $31.47
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.57
10%
50%
90%

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$0$65K
Salary $43,500
Bonus $1,300
Total Pay (?
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$33,784 - $65,276
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $16.38 - $31.47
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $1,300
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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$33,784 - $65,276
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

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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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Popular Skills for Outpatient Surgical Coder

Pay by Experience Level for Outpatient Surgical Coder

Pay by Experience for an Outpatient Surgical Coder has a positive trend. An entry-level Outpatient Surgical Coder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Outpatient Surgical Coder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Outpatient Surgical Coder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 22 salaries. An Outpatient Surgical Coder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for Outpatient Surgical Coder

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Outpatient Surgical Coder Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲13%

National Average
$45,000

▼5%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Outpatient Surgical Coder Salaries



National Average
$45,000

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼15%

Medical Coding
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 17%
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