Medical Billing and Coding Jobs and Salary

By on April 1, 2014

Medical Billing and Coding Salary

As of 2010, according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median annual salary for a medical billing clerk in any field was $32,170.

This salary will vary depending on region, facility and demand. Those will industry certifications will tend to out perform those without certifications.  The two top certification organizations are AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) and AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association).

As medical billing and medical coding clerks working in the healthcare field, certified medical billers and coders can expect to earn a similar amount, though the exact compensation will vary depending on the sector of the healthcare industry and the state.

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Certified medical billers who work in private offices or for insurance companies can earn higher salaries than those who work in hospitals, public health or Medicaid settings. Because most employers prefer certified employees, salaries vary significantly between those with and without certification.

Medical Billing and Coding Jobs 

Employment of medical billing and coding jobs as well as health information technicians is expected to increase by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, and certified medical billers should expect similar job growth. Demand for certified medical billers in the healthcare industry continues to grow due to an aging U.S. population that requires more frequent medical tests, procedures and treatment, with a concomitant increase in claims.




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