The average hourly pay for an Emergency Room (ER) Coder is $19.61.
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Job Description for Emergency Room (ER) Coder
Emergency room (ER) coders work primarily in hospitals and are responsible for coding patients' records, completed charts, and ambulatory surgery records and obtaining necessary signatures from patients and emergency room physicians. They may also have administrative duties, and candidates must be familiar with ICD codes (diagnosis codes) and CPT codes (billing codes). Many employers require candidates to attend relevant vocational training, and a high school diploma or equivalent is often a …Read more
Emergency Room (ER) Coder Tasks
- Assign diagnostic and procedural codes to ER charts in accordance with coding rules and regulations.
- Review patient charts to judge appropriate codes.
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Popular Skills for Emergency Room (ER) Coder
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Skills in International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding and Emergency Room (ER) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Coding, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding.
Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Room (ER) Coder
An entry-level Emergency Room (ER) Coder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.93 based on 25 salaries. An early career Emergency Room (ER) Coder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.53 based on 61 salaries. A mid-career Emergency Room (ER) Coder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.35 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Emergency Room (ER) Coder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.41 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
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Employees with Emergency Room (ER) Coder in their job title in Key West, Florida earn an average of 18.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (13.5% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dayton, Ohio (25.0% less), Jacksonville, Florida (18.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (18.4% less).
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