Infographic: 2016 Healthcare Business Salary Survey

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The results are in! See how your salary stacks up in our 2016 Healthcare Business Salary Survey infographic. Furthering your education or adding a credential might be what it takes to send your salary soaring. If you’re new to medical coding, learn what credentials pay best and what you can expect in your region. Regardless of where you are in your career, our infographic can help you determine where you are and how to get where you want to be.

Alex McKinley

AAPC's annual salary survey gives a good understanding of the earning potential within the medical coding profession.
See what actually is going on in the healthcare business job market.

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Alex McKinley is AAPC’s senior marketing communications manager. Prior to his work at AAPC he worked in the tax and accounting industry. He received his bachelor's degree in Mass Communications (Public Relations Emphasis) from the University of Utah.

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  1. Janice Moyer says:

    I have an associates degree for Medical Secretarial. Some of the classes are as follows: Coding, Billing, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology. I am looking to further my education with Billing and Coding and receiving the credentials. I’m not sure which classes I would need to take to achieve this. Do I need to take both Billing and Coding, and if so, in what order? Also, is there financial aid available or grants to help with the cost. I am looking to start taking online courses as soon as possible. I just had these questions before I enroll in any program.

  2. Bernadette Robertson says:

    I have been doing medical billing for over 27 years and I’m looking to get certified as a coder and I need to know if I take the aapc courses is that all that I need and what I’m asking is I don’t need to take any in a classroom type course or do I thank you

  3. Michael Kaczynski says:

    After reading about coders potentially being laid off or let go in another current article, this in regards to the electronic health records method gaining acceptance, is considering coding& billing online coursework which educational. avenue should I pursue? Thanks for advice in advance

  4. Brad Ericson says:

    It’s worth looking into. Most of the layoffs have occurred in facilities, but the industry has seen a greater need for coders since electronic health records have become commonplace. Part of this is that someone needs to maintain and audit the EHRs, and someone also needs train physicians how to use them to provide the additional documentation needed by coders to report quality measures now required by the government. Another new development is the concept of risk management – predicting what care the patient will need to make him or her better at the least cost. This requires coders to assure the patients’ diagnoses are documented better and provide payers the proper info to crunch the data. What used to be just billing visits has grown into a number of roles in various parts of the industry.

  5. Amy whitmore says:

    I am trying to find out about networking. I currently work in a hospital doing outpatient registration as well as coding the procedures being performed. But there’s no growth opportunity to move from outpatient strictly to coding. I am also planning to purchase an online course to take the curriculum and get certified. I would just like to know how can I go about getting entry level biller jobs to help me move onward in jobs that will promote me and eventually be strictly coding