The average hourly pay for an Outpatient Surgical Coder is $22.53.
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Job Description for Outpatient Surgical Coder
Outpatient surgical coders are primarily responsible for reviewing statements and assigning codes using classification systems to ensure that insurance companies are billed correctly for services issued by medical providers. They help facilitate a smooth billing process by checking doctors' notes, tests, images, and patients' medical records, and then assigning codes which represent every step of the patient's experience with the physician to confirm what services were provided. This coding must…Read more
Outpatient Surgical Coder Tasks
- Ensure coding of outpatient charts and maintain electronic records.
- Maintain coding skills in compliance with regulations.
- Coordinate with physicians to deliver accurate and timely documentation.
- Ensure compliance with coding regulations and guidelines.
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Popular Skills for Outpatient Surgical Coder
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Skills in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding, International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding, Surgical coding and Cardiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Coding.
Pay by Experience Level for Outpatient Surgical Coder
An entry-level Outpatient Surgical Coder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.33 based on 16 salaries. An early career Outpatient Surgical Coder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.82 based on 57 salaries. A mid-career Outpatient Surgical Coder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.96 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Outpatient Surgical Coder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.54 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
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