Healthcare Leadership and Innovation

Coder average wage

  • 1.  Coder average wage

    Posted 04-17-2020 14:50
    Hello,

    My facility is in the process of updating/adding job descriptions along with updated pay scales. I've researched with AHIMA and AAPC on average salary for an Inpatient Coder with the CIC and CCS credential but I'm curious what the average salary range is for other facilities.

    Would anyone mind sharing what your facility's salary range is for a CIC or CCS?

    I appreciate any insight you can give.

    Thank you,


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    Glenda Rakes MHIIM, RHIA
    HIM Director/Privacy Officer
    Northern Montana Health Care
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  • 2.  RE: Coder average wage

    Posted 04-17-2020 14:56

    Geographic location has an impact on the prevailing wage for a particular area.  I would check with HR as they usually have access to this data, to stay competitive in the market.

     

    Donna Hofer, RHIA

     






  • 3.  RE: Coder average wage

    Posted 04-17-2020 15:09
    HR does have information however my state only lists Certified Coder and Non Certified Coder. Unfortunately they don't break it out to Outpatient or Inpatient which is why my administration is wanting to survey other facilities.

    Thanks,

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    Glenda Rakes MHIIM, RHIA
    HIM Director/Privacy Officer
    Northern Montana Health Care
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