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Medical Billing and Coding Jobs in Iowa

Three significant employers of medical billing and coding professionals in Iowa are:

Adair County Health System, Fontanelle

  • Address: 406 5th Street, Fontanelle, IA 50846
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  • Phone Number: 641-745-4300
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Adair County Memorial opened in 1950 with only 27 beds. Today they have 33 physicians on staff, and they specialize in radiology, cardiac rehab, and many types of surgeries, lab services, and general rehab services. Employees of Adair County Memorial enjoy benefits such as dental, vision, health, life, and disability insurance programs, paid time off, sick days, and the retirement perks of IPERS.

Allen Hospital

  • Address: 1825 Logan Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50703
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  • Phone Number: 319-235-3941
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Allen Hospital opened its doors in February 1925. It is now a 228-bed facility that serves the Cedar Valley area. The hospital is part of the Iowa Health System, which serves one in three Iowans. They have centers for digestive health, birthing, chest pain, and diabetes. They also specialize in obstetrics and gynecology, urgent care, neurology, home health services, and CT imaging. Benefits include paid time off, spending and retirement plans, and paid holidays.

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

  • Address: 1525 West 5th Street, P.O. Box 309, Storm Lake, IA 50588
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  • Phone Number: 712.732.4030
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BVRMC offers more than 80 outpatient and inpatient services, including 22 specialized clinics that deal with everything from allergies to urology. BVRMC employs about 420 professionals. Employee perks and benefits include vision, dental, health and disability insurance policies, paid time off for a variety of events, education assistance, wellness programs and more.

Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Iowa

While job growth in Iowa stagnated in recent months, the state’s overall unemployment rate is still one of the lowest in the nation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Iowa Workforce Development suggests that Iowa’s agricultural industry bolstered the state’s economy, even in the face of a recession. While the majority of Iowa’s workers are in agriculture, manufacturing, and construction, employment in the medical services industry has also stayed consistent, according to the Iowa Workforce Development.

Iowa’s medical services industry has seen gradual but steady growth and the medical billing and coding field in particular is expected to grow faster than other professions. It is an attractive option for urban professionals looking for opportunities outside Iowa’s agriculture business. According to the BLS, salaries for medical billing and coding professionals in Iowa are varied.

Certified medical billing and coding professionals often have better employment options. In fact, some employers only consider candidates who are AAPC certified. AAPC medical coding certification preparation programs are available online and many programs include the certification exam itself.

Top Cities in Iowa for Medical Billing and Coding Careers

These are the top cities for medical billing and coding jobs in Iowa. The list was compiled with data from the BLS.

  1. Iowa City, IA

    Only 8% of medical billers and coders in Iowa live in Iowa City, but those 140 workers earn the highest wages in the state. The average worker makes $21.73 an hour – over five dollars more than the state average. The average yearly wage is $45,190.

  2. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

    The Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area has by far the most medical billers and coders in Iowa, and they make the second highest wages on average. The average worker makes $17.75 an hour, surpassing both the state and national averages. The average annual wage for this area is $36,920. The bottom 10% of coders make $25,550 annually and the top 10% earn $53,020 annually, which is lower than the national average but is highest in the state.

  3. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

    The Des Moines-West Des Moines metropolitan area has the second-highest concentration of medical billers and coders in Iowa: 420. On average, they make $15.79 an hour and $32,840 per year. The top 10% of workers make $47,930 annually and the lowest 10% make $22,500, both of which surpass the national and state averages.

  4. Cedar Rapids, IA

    There are approximately 430 medical billers and coders in Cedar Rapids, and the average among them make $16.23 hourly and $33,760 annually. Those in the ninetieth percentile make $49,740 and those in the tenth percentile make $23,060.

  5. Dubuque, IA

    Around 110 medical billers and coders work in Dubuque. The average worker makes $14.88 per hour and $30,940 annually. The top 10% of coders make $43,200 annually while the bottom 10% make $21,550 annually.

  6. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

    There are about 90 medical coders and billers in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area. On average, a worker will make $16.33 hourly and $33,960 annually. The highest 10% of workers make $45,410 annually, while those in the lowest 10% make $24,050 annually.

  7. Sioux City, IA

    Sioux City has approximately 90 medical billers and coders who make, on average, $14.40 per hour and $29,960 per year. The ninetieth percentile of workers makes $42,530 annually while the tenth percentile makes $21,300 annually.

  8. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

    The third highest number of medical billers and coders can be found in the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island metropolitan area. There are around 310 employees, which is about 16% of the state’s total. All other numbers in this state are well below average, with the mean wages being $13.74 hourly and $28,580 annually. The lowest 10% of workers make $20,580 annually and the highest 10% make $38,410 per year.

  9. Ames, IA

    There are around 50 medical billers and coders in Ames. The average worker makes $14.80 per hour. Yearly, the average worker makes $30,790. The lowest 10% of employees make $24,250 annually and the highest 10% earn $40,100.