How much money you can make as a Medical Insurance Biller and Coder is one of the first questions people ask who are interested in taking medical billing training. I’ve included coding here since some many schools combine billing and coding courses and programs now and there are good reasons to be familiar with how to do both.
You may not need to do actual coding if you are a biller but you will need to understand codes. Likewise you may not need to know how to do billing if you’re a coder. This is all going to be dependent on the company that hires you and there are hundreds of variations related to a job as a medical insurance biller or medical coder.
The amount of money you’ll make or your wages and salary as a Medical Insurance Biller and Coder will depend on how much education you’ve had and what kind of medical billing training and how much experience you’ve had. You may make more money in a billing service that focuses on medical billing than you would if you worked in billing in a doctor’s office or even a large medical office.
The salary range can vary a great deal from $25,000 on up. If you start your own medical billing service you’ll make more money perhaps once you have the clients but you’ll also have more expenses and overhead to contend with. And getting those first clients will not be easy.
You can work part-time and full-time in billing claims services. Many opt to work part-time to get their foot in the door and gain some experience then approach large companies and offer their resume, experience and services.
What your salary or wages will be shouldn’t be the only criteria for working in medical billing and coding. You want to make sure you’ll like the work and would be happy. Also you want to get your training in the minimum amount needed and without paying a lot of money outlay before you know that you’ll like the work and be happy go to work every day.
You can call your local billing services and ask for the Human Resources Department and ask what the pay averages for a Medical Insurance Biller and/or Medical Coder. Some areas of the country pay more money than others and you’ll get a good idea if this field is the best fit for you in terms of salary.sderack