How Much Do Medical Billers & Coders Earn?

February 1, 2019

The AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) conducts an annual salary survey to determine what medical coders earn per year. In 2016, the average annual salary of a medical coder (certified and non-certified), who is a member of the AAPC, was reported at $49,872. That salary is higher for medical coders with at least one […]

What is the Occupational Outlook for Medical Billers?

January 3, 2019

The 2012-2013 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, estimated industry employment is projected to grow by 21% by 2020. In addition, they project high demand for coding services as the healthcare industry continues to grow and the country’s population ages in addition to the increasing number of tests, […]

Is Medical Coding the Same as Medical Billing?

December 1, 2018

Medical Coding is not the same as Medical Billing. The main responsibility of a medical coder is to review clinical statements and assign standard codes using CPT┬«, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II classification systems. Medical billers, on the other hand, process and follow up on claims sent to health insurance companies for reimbursement of services […]