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    Default How much should I get paid per op report?

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    I was offered a job to code Neurology, Cardiology, and Orthopedic operative reports on the side. I work as an orthopedic biller/coder full time. This offer is from another place and they are willing to fax me the op reports, so I can code it and fax it back to them. They are offering $8.00 per report. Is that a good deal?? what's the going rate? Please help, since I have to get back to them. (there should be anywhere between 19-28 op reports per week)


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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default How fast are you?

    How fast a coder are you for these specialties?

    If it takes you an hour to code an orthopaedic op report you'd be making $8.00 per hour. If you can do 4 in an hour you'd be making $32.00 per hour.

    NOTE: If you are a "contractor" in this scenario you will be responsible for ALL the social security taxes (about 15% I think), as well as state and federal income taxes.

    Know what you're getting into before you jump in.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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