Medical Billing & Coding Salary in Colorado - CO
A 2008 survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control determined that 38.4% of physicians reported the implementation of full or partial EMR systems into their practice; 20.4% defined the EMR in their practice as minimally functional and capable of creating laboratories orders, prescription orders, and clinical notes. However, just 4% defined their EMR systems as fully functional and inclusive of medical billing and coding capabilities. New government-mandated healthcare regulations have set a 2015 deadline on achieving meaningful EMR use, which would mean that all healthcare facilities in Colorado would need to come into compliance to be fully functional by the year 2015.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that advances in the healthcare field with EMR systems will initiate a higher demand for medical billers and coders in Colorado. In fact, the workforce for this profession is projected to increase at least 20% over the next 8 years, which would potentially mean an additional 550 billing and coding jobs in Colorado.
In 2009, the average medical billing and coding salary in Colorado was $37,750. Listed below are some averages from cities across Colorado:
- Pueblo: $33,710
- Boulder: $41,120
- Colorado Springs: $35,650
- Denver: $39,440
Salaries are courtesy of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics