The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) is $19.69.
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Job Description for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
The certified coding specialist (CCS) takes information from doctors, internists, and other medical professionals; they then apply medical coding for billing procedures applying to private and government-based insurers. Accurate and precise coding of procedures and treatments may help shorten reimbursement times for their employer and clients. The CCS typically receives records pertaining to diagnostic procedures, treatments, and prescriptions; they then use these various reports to determine t…Read more
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Popular Skills for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
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Skills in International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding, Medical Coding and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding.
Pay by Experience Level for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
An entry-level Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.66 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.44 based on 102 salaries. An experienced Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.02 based on 159 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
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Employees with Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (29.5% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (24.8% more).
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