Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Outpatient Surgical Coder is $26.35
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Outpatient Surgical Coders?
An early career Outpatient Surgical Coder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.12 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Outpatient Surgical Coder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.47 based on 11 salaries.
What Do Outpatient Surgical Coders Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.