The average hourly pay for a Hospital Coder is $23.39.
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What Do Hospital Coders Do?
A medical coder’s job is to bill insurance companies and track the submitted claims. Medical coders are responsible for reviewing the medical records of patients and then assigning codes to their diagnoses and procedures so that the relevant insurance company, other third-party payers, or the patient can be billed for those claims. A hospital coder is a medical coder specific to a hospital, as opposed to a doctor's office or other medical facility.
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Hospital Coder Tasks
- Review patient medical records to judge appropriate diagnosis, procedures, and reimbursement.
- Code each patient record.
- Review and research appropriate codes for insurance purposes.
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Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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What Are Popular Skills for Hospital Coders?
Skills in International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding, International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding and Surgical coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding and Medical Coding.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Coders?
An entry-level Hospital Coder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.20 based on 14 salaries. An early career Hospital Coder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.43 based on 105 salaries. A mid-career Hospital Coder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.44 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Hospital Coder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.78 based on 52 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Hospital Coder in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 6.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tampa, Florida (5.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (14.5% less), Milwaukee, Wisconsin (14.5% less) and Orlando, Florida (5.4% less).
Years of Experience
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