Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Austin, Texas Salary

How much does a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) make in Austin, TX? In Austin, a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) takes home an average of $19.31 per hour. This is 6% above the national average for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) which is $18.06 per hour. Wages for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Austin range from $16.48 per hour to $26.39 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate and overtime for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Austin ranges from $35,360 to $55,769 annually. Among those reporting, there is an average job satisfaction rating of 3 out of 5 stars. Women make up 100% of the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) workforce in Austin among those reporting. Many report receiving medical, dental, and vision benefits from their employer.

$16.48 - $26.39
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MEDIAN: $19.31
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Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $16.48 - $26.39
Overtime $26.76
Annual Data $0$55K
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$35,360 - $55,769
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

Job Description for Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

A certified professional coder (CPC) is responsible for overseeing the medical coding for healthcare agencies. Coders make sure that medical coding used is in compliance with all medical coding laws and regulations and ensure that the coding used is for reimbursable expenses when necessary. They may provide regular coding, surgical coding, or hospital coding as appropriate. Certified coders are also sometimes responsible for communicating with patients regarding rejected claims or procedures, so effective communication skills are necessary. They must also maintain confidentiality and stay current on changes to insurance coding (especially Medicare).

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Certified Professional Coder (CPC) 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.

About Austin, Texas

Travis County, Texas
931,840
Male:
475,718 (51.1%)
Female:
456,122 (48.9%)
Austin (/ˈɒstᵻn, ˈɔː-/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. It is the 11th-most populated city in the U.S and the 4th-most populated in Texas. It is the fastest growing of the 50 largest US cities and the second largest state capital city in the United States after Phoenix, Arizona. As of June 1, 2016, Austin had a population of 931,830 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). Located in Central Texas in the foothills of Texas Hill Country, the city is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways including Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, the Colorado River, Lake Travis, and Lake Walter E. Long. It is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 2,010,860 as of June 1, 2016. In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado...
Austin:
$62,250
Texas:
$55,653
$1,139
Austin:
$282,700
Texas:
$152,000
3.1%

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Job Listings

Key Stats for Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Salaries

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Salaries

Billing
▲12%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▲12%

Surgical coding
▲2%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼0%

National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 15%