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.
|Career||Total Employment||Annual Median Wage||Projected Number of New Jobs|
|Medical Records and Health Information Technicians||2,830||$33,140||N/A|
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