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Medical Billing and Coding Jobs in Colorado

Two significant employers of medical billing and coding professionals in Colorado are:

University of Colorado Hospital

  • Address: 1635 Aurora Court, Aurora, CO 80045
  • Email Address: webmaster@uch.edu
  • Phone Number: (720) 848-0000
  • Website: www.uch.edu

The University of Colorado Hospital has been a large contributor to health research, its website reports, and its medical school has also been ranked very highly. With a modern medical campus dedicated to advancing medical technologies, UCH also provides comprehensive benefits such as health insurance and a 401K plan. Employees can also look forward to paid time off and tuition reimbursement.

University of Colorado Health

  • Address: 2315 E. Harmony Road, Suite 200, Fort Collins, CO 80528
  • Email Address: pvhs@pvhs.org
  • Phone Number: (970) 495-7000
  • Website: www.pvhs.org

The University of Colorado Health, formerly known as the Poudre Valley Health System, is a not-for-profit organization that has been in Northern Colorado since 1925. Their service area includes various healthcare centers, clinics, and outpatient centers. Its mission is to offer high quality care and excellent patient service. Employees receive comprehensive benefits including insurance, retirement savings plans, disability benefits, and paid time off.

Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Colorado

According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the unemployment rate as of May 2012 is only slightly less than the unemployment rate seen by the rest of the nation. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the unemployment rate in Colorado has increased since December of 2011. This is unfortunate news for Colorado employees, but there is hope for medical billing and coding professionals: the BLS reports growth in the number of education and health service jobs, despite the unemployment rate.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment also reports favorable conditions for healthcare professionals. Health industry employers are among the state’s top three employers, based on the amount of open job ads. To summarize the employment situation for medical billers and coders in Colorado, we’ve included salary information, derived from the BLS, below.

To increase job prospects, Colorado medical billing and coding professionals are encouraged to earn AAPC certification, which can be acquired by taking an examination. Medical billing and coding educational programs — which can be taken in person, online, or in hybrid format — prepare students for the certification exam by having them practice coding procedures and languages. In addition, some programs allow enrolled students to take the certification exam prior to graduating.

Top Cities in Colorado for Medical Billing and Coding Careers

Here is a list of the top cities for Colorado medical billers and coders, compiled with information provided by the BLS:

  1. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO

    The Denver-Aurora-Broomfield metropolitan area employs the most medical billers and coders in Colorado by far, having 1,350 employees. The average hourly and yearly salaries are relatively high at $20.61 and $42,860, respectively. The highest 10% of employees makes about $63,460 per year, the highest in the state, while the lowest 10% is closer to the state median — about $26,310 per year.

  2. Colorado Springs, CO

    The city of Colorado Springs employs about 410 billers and coders. The average employee makes $18.19 an hour or $37,830 a year. The top 10% of employees makes $52,070 a year, while the lower 10% makes $24,239 a year.

  3. Boulder, CO

    Boulder employs 120 professional medical billers and coders, who average a salary of $18.40 hourly or $38,260 yearly. The top 10% of medical billers and coders earns $54,170, while the bottom 10% earns $26,050.

  4. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO

    There are about 180 medical billing and coding professionals located in Fort Collins. They average an hourly salary of $17.69 or a yearly salary of $36,800. The bottom 10% brings in $23,480, while the top 10% averages $48,770.

  5. Pueblo, CO

    Pueblo employs about 90 medical billers and coders. The hourly mean wage is $17.17 and the annual mean wage is $35,720. The lowest 10% makes $20,430 annually, while the top 10% makes $51,950.

  6. Grand Junction, CO

    Grand Junction is the smallest city on the list and employs 80 medical billers and coders. The top 10% of these employees makes $53,730 annually, while the hourly mean wage is $17.37 and the annual mean wage is $36,120. The lowest 10% makes $24,960 annually.

  7. Greeley, CO

    Greeley employs 100 medical billing and coding professionals. The average worker earns $18.11 per hour and $37,670 per year. The lowest 10% makes $25,100 per year, while the top 10% earns $49,610 per year.