How to Hire a Medical Coder

Does your growing business need a medical coder? Medical Coders can help your company increase the number of patients seen.

Here are some tips to help you find great medical coder candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Medical Coders search for Jobs on Indeed*

326,125

job seekers clicked on medical coder jobs

52%

of clicks came from mobile devices

3,506

medical coder jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $21.20 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$45.75 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$45.75

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Medical Coder?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your patients. A great medical coder hire can help your business increase the reimbursement of claims for patients and improve the quality of care.

• Increased reimbursement
• More patients
• Higher quality of care

Skills to look for in a great Medical Coder

A great medical coder candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Software skills
• Basic math skills
• Ability to work with insurance companies
• Persistence to file claims
• Communication to work with insurance companies
• Team Work

Writing a Medical Coder job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified medical coder candidates. A medical coder job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for medical coder jobs, such as:

• Medical Biller
• Medical Billing Specialist
• Medical Coding Specialist

Interviewing Medical Coder candidates

Strong candidates for medical coder positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Insurance fraud
• The healthcare system
• Ensuring accurate information is input

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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