AAPC has posted the findings of their annual survey of average salaries for medical coders and salaries continue to rise.
The 2013 survey is quite revealing as some have the impression that medical coders are not well compensated. This can not be farther from the truth.
These are “average” earnings across the USA so pay may be a little less or a little more in your area depending on the demand and cost of living.
However, overall the salary average is quite good and continues to increase. This will only get better as ICD-10 rolls out later this year.
Quite frankly, there are coders out there that just won’t want to put in the work to adjust to ICD-10. This will create an enormous opportunity for students who embrace ICD-10, learn it, and are proficient at it.
Medical coding may change but the chances of it going away of being automated are reduced significantly by the introduction of ICD-10. With the code-set being expanded
Here is the breakdown by certification:
• Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) – $48,593
• Certified Professional Coder – Hospital Outpatient (CPC-H®) – $56,284
• Certified Professional Coder – Payer (CPC-P®) – $57,995
• Certified Professional Practice Manager (CPPM®) – $59,619
• Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) – $61,115
• Certified Professional Biller (CPB™) – $61,667
• Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO™) – $69,138
Originally published on: Medical Coding News.Org
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