Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist in Orlando, Florida Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist in Orlando, Florida is $14.54 per hour.

$8.21 - $19.57
$8
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.25
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50%
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Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $8.21 - $19.57
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $300
Total Pay (?
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$20,123 - $42,865
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist

A certified medical billing/coder specialist is a skilled medical worker who functions in an office-based setting to interpret official medical records into codes which can be submitted to insurance companies for payment. The certified medical billing/coder specialist must be skilled in understanding medical terminology and searching the medical provider's documentation to identify all diagnoses, conditions, reasons for treatment, services and procedures recorded, and to assign the appropriate billing code to each. The codes determine the amount that the physician is paid for his or her services. The codes are contained in the medical records coder "bibles," the ICD-9 and CPT-4 books. Working as a certified medical billing/coder specialist requires a strong background not only in medical terminology, but also in anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, computer and typing skills, billing, and accounting. Certified medical billing/coder specialist students also complete a hands-on practicum prior to graduating. Certified medical billing/coder specialist programs are offered as diploma or degree programs. Upon graduation, the coder must take and pass a national certification exam. Certified medical billing/coder specialists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient and inpatient clinics, surgical centers, and dental offices. Any place that provides medical services requires the services of a certified medical billing/coder specialist. Certified medical billing/coder specialists work in conjunction with physicians and other medical providers and, in addition to coding services, provide education to providers regarding medical record requirements and conduct chart reviews for completeness. Certified medical billing/coder specialists have the ability to make their own schedule, and with telecommuting can even work at home. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Tasks

  • Record and process patient data including treatment records, insurance information, bills, and payments.
  • Set-up payment plans for patients.
  • Organize and verify patient records, bills, and statements.
  • Code patients' diagnoses and requests payment from insurance companies or individuals.

About Orlando, Florida

Orange County, Florida
270,917
Male:
130,940 (48.3%)
Female:
139,977 (51.7%)
Orlando (/ɔːrˈlændoʊ/) is a city in the U.S. state of Florida and the county seat of Orange County. Located in Central Florida, it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area, which had a population of 2,387,138, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in March 2016, making it the 24th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States, and the third-largest metropolitan area in Florida. As of July 1, 2014, Orlando had an estimated city-proper population of 262,372, making it the 73rd-largest city in the United States, the fourth-largest city in Florida, and the state's largest inland city. The City of Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful," and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. Orlando is also known as "The Theme Park Capital of the World" and in 2014 its tourist attractions and events drew more than 62 million visitors. The...
Orlando:
$44,804
Florida:
$49,426
$1,027
Orlando:
$214,400
Florida:
$179,800
5.2%

Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Job Listings

Key Stats for Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
87%
5-9 years
7%

Skills That Affect Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Medical Coding
▼11%

Insurance
▼11%

Billing
▼11%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 17%