$47,000
Avg. Salary
$24.36
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with Medicaid & Medicare Billing skills is $24.36 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with Medicaid & Medicare Billing skills is $47,000 per year.

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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.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Job Listings

Humana, Inc. Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Atlanta:
Stay on top of changes in coding guidelines. L.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Reno:
"How Much work needed to be corrected."
Work hard. Pay attention and ask questions. Don't be intimidated by asking questions.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Hannibal:
Be ready for constant change.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Urbana:
"Risk Adjustment Medical Coder, CPC."
Pros: Can flex schedule. Decent pay and benefits. Great coworkers. Learn about medical condition.
Cons: Can be boring and repetitive reading charts.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Clarksburg:
"Stay positive."
Keep an open mind and stay positive.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Bedford:
"CPC."
Pros: Numbers, medical, anatomy, coding, financial.
Cons: Denials, write offs, interruptions.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Johnson City:
"Different."
Pros: Since I work in the field of psychiatry, I see many different doctor's notes. Everything billed is almost always unique. I have grown professionally learning how different insurance providers handle this specific medical field.
Cons: The electronic health record, although it has improved the medical world in many ways, it also has cons in the sense of abuse. It makes it very easy for doctors to code or bill incorrectly. Most doctors do not like the new system and will constantly fight with it. Hopefully in the future this will change and doctors will become more acceptable of a great program.

Key Stats for Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
50%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 100%
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