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Medical Billing and Coding Jobs in Maryland

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

Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Address: 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
  • Email Address: Click here to access their contact form.
  • Phone Number: 443-481-1000
  • Website: www.aahs.org

Anne Arundel treats more than 100,000 patients annually, and contains 50 private rooms, eight new operating rooms, and a 1,600-space garage. In addition to their new pediatric ER, Anne Arundel’s services include general surgery, a center for pelvic health, outpatient rehab, a blood donor center, cardiopulmonary rehab and much more. Employee benefits at Anne Arundel include six paid holidays per year, combined leave benefits, shift differential, 403b and 401a plans, tuition assistance, the option to join a credit union, and more.

Good Samaritan Hospital

  • Address: 5601 Loch Raven Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21239
  • Email Address: Click here to access their contact form.
  • Phone Number: 443-444-8000
  • Website: www.goodsam-md.org

Founded in 1968, Good Samaritan of Maryland has long been a respected orthopedics and rehabilitation center. They have 303 licensed beds, with 222 for acute care, 51 for rehab, and 30 for sub-acute care. There are 2,344 total employees, including 366 affiliated physicians. Their services include a cancer center, spinal care, arthritis treatment, a national burn reconstruction center, joint replacement, and much more. Benefits at Good Samaritan include medical, dental and vision coverage, pre-tax investment plans with employer match, clinical ladder advancements, an on-site child care center, and a fitness center.

Howard County General Hospital

  • Address: 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
  • Email Address: Click here to access their contact form.
  • Phone Number: 410-740-7890
  • Website: www.hcgh.org

HCGH is a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine and contains 249 beds and 1,800 employees. It is the 5th largest private employer in Howard County. Their services include women’s specialties, pediatric, surgical, orthopedic, diagnostic, outpatient, heart, pulmonary, emergency, psychiatric, and cancer services. Benefits at HCGH include retirement plans, flex spending accounts, tuition assistance, paid holidays, scholarships, disability and life insurance, paid time off, dental care, college dependent tuition, and much more.

Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Maryland

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are currently approximately 211,800 unemployed people living in Maryland, the result of an unemployment rate that has increased from 6.5% in January 2012 to 6.9% in June 2012. In contrast to this, employment in education and health services — including medical billing and coding — has grown by around 1,000 jobs from January to June. Therefore, Maryland is maintaining a slow but steady employment growth for medical billers and coders.

The BLS shows that Maryland employs a little more than 3,000 medical billers and coders, which is a little less than average for the rest of the states in the country. However, the average annual salary for medical billers and coders in Maryland is significantly more than the national average of $32,350.

In Maryland, the majority of employers require medical billers and coders obtain certification. Medical billers and coders can become certified by passing the AAPC medical coding certification exam. Medical billing and coding students will take several courses that will prepare them for this exam while completing a medical billing and coding program. Also, many on-campus, online, and hybrid medical billing and coding programs will include this exam as part of their curriculum, saving students from having to find a time and location to take the exam after graduating.

Top Cities in Maryland for Medical Billing and Coding Careers

Below is a list of the top cities in Maryland for medical billing and coding professionals. It includes data provided by the BLS.

  1. Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg

    The tri-city area of Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg employs 540 medical billers and coders. They average $44,870 per year and earn $21.57 per hour. The high-end earners in the 90th percentile earn $61,930 annually. At the other end of the wage scale, the 10th percentile of workers earn $28,480 per year.

  2. Baltimore-Towson

    The Baltimore and Towson area employs 2,050 billers and coders – the highest amount on this list. These workers average $19.45 per hour and $40,470 per year. At the 90th percentile, workers make $64,450 annually while the 10th percentile of workers earn $22,010.

  3. Hagerstown-Martinsburg

    Eighty medical billers and coders work in Hagerstown and Martinsburg, making an average of $19.34 per hour and $40,230 per year. Those in the 90th percentile pull in $58,830 dollars per year, while the 10 percentile workers make $22,710.

  4. Salisbury

    The 80 medical billers and coders in Salisbury make an average of $14.56 per hour and $30,280 a year. The 10th percentile workers earn $21,290 annually and the 90th percentile earn $43,420.

  5. Cumberland

    At the bottom of the Maryland pay scale, the 60 Cumberland billers and coders average $13.46 per hour and $28,010 a year. The average annual salary is $18,370 for the 10th percentile and $38,670 for the 90th percentile.