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Hawaii Health Systems Corporation

The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) was created in 1996 to govern all Hawaii hospitals. The HHSC is overseen by the Division of Community Hospitals, Department of Health, State of Hawaii. These hospitals share the same benefits, which include 13 paid holidays (14 in an election year), 21 vacation days per year (which can accumulate to 90 days), and 21 days of sick leave annually. Other benefits include medical, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance, life insurance and a retirement plan with mandatory employee 6% contribution. Flex spending accounts, disability insurance, training and continuing education, the option to join a union, and paid travel expenses are also included.

West Kauai Medical Center / KVMH

West Kauai desperately needed a hospital in 1927, and with the help of one local business and three plantations nearby, the Waimea Hospital and Morgue was built. Expansions over the years brought video teleconferencing, teleradiography, telemedicine, and patient management information systems to Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital / West Kauai Medical Center. It employs 183 people.

Kula Hospital

  • Address: 100 Keokea Place, Kula, HI 96790
  • Phone Number: (808) 878-1221
  • Website: Kula Hospital

Designed more than 100 years ago as a tuberculosis facility, Kula Hospital has grown to employ more than 200 professionals. Services include acute care, developmentally disabled inpatient services, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, outpatient clinic services, a pharmacy, rehabilitative physical and occupational therapies, lab and diagnostic services, and emergency room services. Their slogan is “E ola mai’ka’i I ka wai’ oha,” or, in English, “Let us nourish our well-being in the retainer of love.”

Hilo Medical Center

  • Address: 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720
  • Phone Number: (808) 932-3000
  • Website: Hilo Medical Center

Hilo is the largest facility in the HHSC, and it opened in 1897. It has grown from having 10 beds to having 264 licensed beds. 130 of those beds are designated acute, 22 are for nursing, and 20 beds are for psychiatric patients. Hilo also has a separate 112-bed extended care facility, built in 1984. Hilo Medical Center is situated on 20.5 acres directly across from the Wailuku River. Hilo employs about 900 people who specialize in areas such as acute inpatient dialysis, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, adult psychiatric care, general radiology, angiography and interventional radiology, teleradiology, wound and ostemy services, and many surgical services.

Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Hawaii

According to a 2011 medical coding salary survey conducted by the AAPC, the Pacific region of the United States, which includes Hawaii, is the highest-paying region for medical billing and coding professionals. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the state’s unemployment rate is down from 6.6% in December 2011 to 6.3% as of May 2012. The high pay, coupled with Hawaii’s decreasing unemployment rate, makes Hawaii an ideal place for medical billers and coders to live.

Outlined below is information on the state of employment for medical billing and coding professionals in Hawaii. It is derived from information reported by the BLS.

Top Cities in Hawaii for Medical Billing and Coding Careers

Below are the top two areas in Hawaii for medical billing and coding professionals, which has been derived from information gathered by the BLS.

  1. Honolulu, HI

    Honolulu is home to 360 medical billing and coding professionals. On average, they earn $21.07 an hour or $43,830 per year. The top 10% of workers makes $64,270 and the bottom 10% earns $31,050 annually.

  2. Hawaii / Maui / Kauai non-metro area

    This area of Hawaii employs far fewer professionals than Honolulu — only 100 — but the top 10% of employees earns a high average salary of $51,220. The bottom 10% earns $25,620, while the mean wage is $17.51 hourly or $36,430 annually.