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MEDICAL BILLING & CODING SPECIALIST

There’s a healthcare career waiting for you as a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist.

 

CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS

Salary Range Potential:
$45,000+ /YEAR

Education Required:
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT, SOME COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE WORK AND/OR ON THE JOB TRAINING. CERTIFICATION PREFERRED.

Skills Needed:
ATTENTION TO DETAIL, BASIC COMPUTING, ANALYTICAL ABILITIES

Types of Employers:
HOSPITALS, CLINICS, SURGERY CENTERS, LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, INSURANCE COMPANIES, DENTAL OFFICES, HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCIES, CONSULTING FIRMS, CODING AND BILLING SERVICES, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Medical Coding Specialist

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Job Overview

SUMMARY:

You could make up to $45,000+ or more as a Medical Coding Specialist. Learn more about training options available in Mississippi.

JOB OVERVIEW:

Today’s healthcare reimbursement system relies heavily on medical coding. This means job opportunities for trained Medical Coding Specialists. The job of the Medical Coding Specialist is to assign and sequence diagnostic and procedural codes into a universally recognized coding system. These codes are used for reimbursement for Medicare, Medicaid and insurance payments.

The career outlook for Medical Coding Specialists is bright. Employment is expected to increase by 21% through 2020, with demand driven by an aging population that will require more tests, treatments and procedures. Jobs are available in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and government agencies, among others.

Employers usually require a high school diploma or equivalent, some community college course work and on-the-job training. A certification is preferred. Learn more about your future as a Medical Coding Specialist and the training that is available in Mississippi.

Salary Comparison

AVERAGE MISSISSIPPI WAGES

  • RESTAURANTS & BARS - $13,925

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  • ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION - $20,177

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  • RETAIL TRADE - $24,956

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  • REAL ESTATE RENTAL & LEASING - $34,172

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  • TOTAL PRIVATE SECTOR - $37,282

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Find Training Programs Near You

East MS CC
Trina Dendy | Golden Triangle Campus
Jodi Pierce | Golden Triangle Campus

Hinds CC
Jackson- Academic/Technical Center
601-987-8122
Rankin Campus
601-936-5565

Pearl River CC
Debbie Ferrill - FCC
601-554-5512
Forrest County Center and Poplarville Campus

Mississippi Gulf Coast CC

Meridian CC
Tanya Ocampo
601.484.8813

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