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Medical Billing & Coding Salary in Alabama - AL

A 2009 report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the average medical billing and coding salary in Alabama was $28,800, with an average hourly wage of $13.85. It was also found that about 40% of all medical billing and coding professionals in Alabama worked either in hospital or acute care settings, while the remainder worked in independent physician practices or specialty clinics.

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Median Wage
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians265029880
Medical Secretaries466029680
Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Per a 2009 report done by the Centers for Disease Control, just 6.3% of physicians reported implementing a functioning electronic medical record (EMR) system, while 1.5% of hospitals reported the use of an EMR system. A separate report suggested that the adoption rate of EMR technology by physicians would be between 10% and 36% by the year 2011.

In Alabama, medical billers and coders work in every facet of healthcare, whether in podiatry, pediatric, surgery, urology, internal medicine, or radiology clinics; and their objective is to effectively code medical diagnoses so that reimbursement can be obtained. The onset of EMR adoption and new ICD-9-CM coding regulations suggests that the need for medical billing and coding professionals in Alabama could increase by as much as 20% by the year 2018.

Average salaries for medical billers and coders in Alabama:

  • Birmingham: $30,280
  • Huntsville: $29,200
  • Mobile: $28,450
  • Montgomery: $26,720

Salaries provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

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