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Thursday July 19, 2012 | Edition 1.13

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Billers & Coders paid highest in New Jersey, District of Columbia & Hawaii…
  • Medical billers and coders are dependent on location which to a great extent can affect the wages of even certified medical billers and coder
  • Billers and coders can make most of this trend, especially as their work profile is getting redefined with the escalating needs of the healthcare industry
Currently New Jersey has been ranked as the highest paying state for the services of the medical billers & coders, with Newark being the city that pays the most within that State, offering tremendous career possibilities to billers and coders.

Top Paying States:

  New Jersey $51,850
  District of Columbia $44,620
  Hawaii $42,290
  Massachusetts $41,700

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Research identifies Growth in Opportunities for Medical Coders
Medical coders’ status has been re-defined in the healthcare industry. This change is evident from the ........ Read More
News Feed
Average pay for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) was nearly $46,800 last year
CMS Updates
1 CMS Proposes policy and payment changes for outpatient care in Hospitals and Ambutatory surgical centers... Read More
2 CMS Proposed rule would increase payment to Family Physicians by 7 percent... Read More
Tips to Become a Medical Coder

There is a boon in the medical billing job market and experienced coders are being sought like never before. Skilled and certified coders are taking the lead and making the most of this golden opportunity. Why not jump on the bandwagon to boost your chances of earning what you deserve. Here are some tips to help you improve your job prospects and climb the ladder of success:
  • Complete the medical coding course of study for better opportunities
  • Pass the Certified Professional Coding exam and earn your certification as a CPC
  • Familiarize yourself with different types of insurance plans, regulations and compliance acts
  • Get yourself well-versed with concepts of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology to broaden your knowledge base
Highly proficient Certified Professional Coders, or CPCs® are in huge demand because employers trust them to deliver efficient results.

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