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Medical Billing and Coding Jobs in Michigan

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

Allegan General Hospital

  • Address: 555 Linn Street, Allegan, Michigan 49010
  • Email Address: Webmaster@aghosp.com
  • Phone Number: 269-673-8424
  • Website: www.aghosp.org

Incorporated in May 1938, Allegan General has increased its capacity from 40 beds in 1945 to 80 in 1982. In 1994, Allegan General was the first hospital to offer mobile MRI services. Other services include bariatrics, cardiac rehab, chiropractic care, CPR training, diabetes education, emergency services, an infusion center, occupational health, radiology, and more. Employee benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, a pension plan, retirement savings plans with employer match, life and disability insurance, and more.

Blodgett Hospital

Blodgett Hospital, part of the Spectrum Health system, began as a community and teaching hospital in 1846 in East Grand Rapids. In 2010, an extensive renovation of the facility transformed Blodgett into the state-of-the-art, 248-bed hospital they are today. Services include adult critical care, surgical weight loss, digestive diseases, endoscopy, heart care, neurology, and more. Benefits of working at Blodgett / Spectrum Health include paid holidays, a variety of insurance plans to choose from, retirement options, flex spending accounts, paid time off, and more.

Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital

In 2009, POMH was awarded the Michigan Rural Health Quality Improvement Award of Excellence for outstanding emergency transfer and care. Their services include Da Vinci surgery, dialysis, emergency services, a healthy weight center, a hearing clinic, heart services, orthopedics, a pharmacy, radiology, stroke treatment and more. Benefits include retirement plans, sick days, paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage.

Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Michigan

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in the state of Michigan is on the rise; the unemployment rate has decreased from 5.0% to 3.9% from March to August 2017. During these same six months, the BLS shows stable employment in the education and health services sector, which includes medical billing and coding. Therefore, Michigan is a promising state for prospective medical billers and coders looking to start a career.

The BLS shows that there are more than 5,000 medical billing and coding jobs in the state of Michigan. The average annual income for medical billers and coders in the state, at $38,270, is slightly higher than the national median salary.

The majority of medical billing and coding employers in Michigan require medical billers and coders to be certified. To obtain certification, a medical billing and coding professional must pass the AAPC medical coding exam. On-campus, online, and hybrid medical billing and coding programs will include courses that prepare students for this exam. Many of these programs will include the exam as part of their curriculum, saving students from having to find a location and time to take the exam after graduating.

Top Cities in Michigan for Medical Billing and Coding Careers

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

  1. Battle Creek, MI

    Battle Creek employs about 50 medical billers and coders with an average hourly wage of $18.58 and an annual mean wage of $38,650.

  2. Jackson, MI

    Only 50 medical billers and coders work in Jackson, but they have the highest average wages in the state. Here, medical billers and coders make an average of $24.29 per hour and $50,520 per year.

  3. Ann Arbor, MI

    Around 360 medical billers and coders work in Ann Arbor. The average income for medical billers and coders in the city is $24.46 per hour and $50,880 per year.

  4. Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI

    The number of medical billers and coders working in the Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills metropolitan area is around 1,490. The hourly mean wage in this area is $16.93 and the annual mean wage is $35,210.

  5. Flint, MI

    There are roughly 140 medical billers and coders in Flint. The average hourly wage is $15.66 and the average annual wage is $32,570.

  6. Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI

    In the Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn metropolitan area there are approximately 1,130 medical billers and coders averaging $18.65 per hour and $38,800 per year.

  7. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

    Around 180 medical billers and coders work in the Lansing-East Lansing metropolitan area. The hourly mean wage is $19.43 and the annual mean wage is $40,410.

  8. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

    The 200 medical billers and coders in the Kalamazoo-Portage area make an average of $18.05 hourly and $37,550 annually.

  9. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

    The Grand Rapids-Wyoming metropolitan area employs about 520 medical billers and coders. They earn an hourly mean wage of $17.19 and an annual mean wage of $35,750.