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Certified Coding Specialist

Certified coding specialists handle the following responsibilities/tasks:

  • Review patient records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure
  • Perform information documentation, data integrity and quality checks
  • Help submit patients' coded data to insurance companies or the government for expense reimbursement

Note: responsibilities may vary depending on the environment.

Salary Range

  • The average annual salary of a certified coding specialist is $50,000
  • Per hour rate can go up to $16.40

Certifications required:

  • Possess in-depth knowledge of the CPT coding system and familiarity with the ICD-9-CM and HCPCS Level II coding systems
  • Those performing coding in a physician’s office, clinic, or similar setting should consider obtaining the CCS-Perform certification to testify to their capabilities. (The CCS-P certification exam assesses mastery-level proficiency in coding rather than entry-level skills.)

Additional qualifications

The qualifications below are not a must but desirable:

  • Organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of anatomy/physiology and disease process, medical terminology
  • Computer skills for provider and staff interactions
  • The ability to handle multiple projects and appropriately prioritize tasks to meet deadlines

Work Environment and Outlook

There has already been growth of new employments owing to a growth of managed care and the movement of health services delivery beyond the hospital setting and is expected to grow further.

  • Certified coding specialists generally operate in physician-based settings such as physician offices, group practices, multi-specialty clinics or specialty centers
Certified coding specialists can post their details with us to access the best opportunities across all US states and varied specialties.
If your hospital or clinic needs certified coding specialists, register your details with us and we can get one in your specialty or location preference.

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