Professional Advancement in Medical Billing
Medical billers and coders can earn good money as medical claims processors and consultants by processing claims
electronically for healthcare providers who do not have the ability to do it themselves. Once established, these
highly skilled professionals earn impressive wages. Salary.com reports that the average annual salary range
for medical billers and coders is between $33,370 and $41,5061 depending on education, experience and
Job opportunities and the possibility for career advancement abound in medical billing and coding everywhere.
Understandably, medical clinics, practices, insurance offices and companies are looking for individuals who are
certified in the field to ensure that the person who they hired is competent and proficient.
Also!!! Health Information Management (HIM)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) President Mervat Abdelhak, Ph.D., RHIA recently
stated: "As the healthcare industry moves further into the information age, the role of the HIM professional is
becoming even more critical". The Canadian Health Information management Association (CHIMA) Executive Director and
College Rgistrar Gail Crook, CCHRA, CHE agree. Health information management professionals are the backbone of
today's complex personal health information management systems and therefore of the clinical work force across the
nation. Their services to patient care, public health and business growth deserves to be recognized. The US
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a 49 percent growth in the number of HIM workers by
Where So Much Is Expected...
Over the coming years more and more medical billing and medical coding professionals will be needed to enter
patient information into computer databases to comply with Federal legislation mandating the use of electronic
patient records. Where so much is expected employers want to ensure they are hiring the best possible
candidate for their team. Individuals that are experienced and certified and belong to professional membership
organizations are preferred and often their first choice to be granted an interview.