How much does a Clinical Data Coding Specialist make in the United States? The average Clinical Data Coding Specialist salary in the United States is $55,400 as of August 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $48,100 and $65,000. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $48,100 10% $41,454 90% $73,740 75% $65,000 $55,400 50%(Median)
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Job Description

The Clinical Data Coding Specialist works with coding databases and confirms DRG assignments. Abstracts clinical information from a variety of medical records, charts and documents and assigns appropriate ICD-10 and/or CPT-4 codes to patient records according to established procedures. Being a Clinical Data Coding Specialist typically requires an associate's degree or its equivalent. Inputs and maintains data on procedures required for state or other reporting. In addition, Clinical Data Coding Specialist typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Typically requires Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from AAPC or AHIMA. Being a Clinical Data Coding Specialist gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. Working as a Clinical Data Coding Specialist typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021

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