The average hourly pay for a Medical Billing/Coding Specialist is $15.77.
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Job Description for Medical Billing/Coding Specialist
Medical billing/coding specialists typically works in hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities. They are responsible for handling billing information and associating bills with patients, and working with physicians and other members of their facility. Some day-to-day responsibilities expected of medical billing/coding specialists include keeping up to date with codes and regulatory standards of the medical industry, assisting with audits, and entering and verifying demographics of patien…Read more
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.
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Skills in Billing, Medical Coding, Insurance and Medicaid & Medicare Billing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Billing/Coding Specialist
An entry-level Medical Billing/Coding Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.63 based on 140 salaries. An early career Medical Billing/Coding Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.13 based on 538 salaries. A mid-career Medical Billing/Coding Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.45 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Medical Billing/Coding Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.73 based on 271 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
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Employees with Medical Billing/Coding Specialist in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 17.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7.8% more) and Louisville, Kentucky (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Florida, Florida (9.7% less), Houston, Texas (3.8% less) and Orlando, Florida (3.6% less).
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