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Medical Billing and Coding Jobs in New Hampshire

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

Hampstead Hospital

  • Address: 218 East Road, Hampstead, NH 03841
  • Email Address: info@hampsteadhospital.com
  • Phone Number: 603-329-5311
  • Website: www.hampsteadhospital.com

Since 1974, Hampstead Hospital has evolved into a 111-bed facility. They offer inpatient hospitalization for acute psychiatric disorders. They specialize in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry, developmental disorders, and chemical dependency. Employee benefits at Hampstead include medical and dental coverage, retirement plan with employer match, earned time off, educational assistance, and flex spending healthcare accounts.

Elliot Hospital

Elliot Hospital is the cornerstone of Elliot Health Services (EHS), the largest medical provider in Southern New Hampshire. Built in 1890, Elliot now houses 296 beds for urgent care, a regional trauma center, and a Level 3 Newborn ICU. Other services include breast health, cardiology consulting, pediatric surgery, neurophysiology, nutrition services, diagnostic imaging, and more. Benefits include a 403b tax-sheltered annuity plan, a 401k retirement plan, earned time off, special time off, six paid holidays, direct deposit, tuition reimbursement, and other perks.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

  • Address: One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756
  • Email Address: Click here for their contact list.
  • Phone Number: 603-650-5000
  • Website: www.dhmc.org

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is the only academic medical facility in New Hampshire. Specialties include allergies and clinical immunology, breast cancer treatment, bariatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, audiology, and more. Benefits at Dartmouth-Hitchcock include three health and dental insurance benefit options, tuition assistance, paid time off, dependent care reimbursement accounts, health savings accounts, and retirement options.

Medical Billing and Coding Salary in New Hampshire

Employment outlooks for medical billing and coding professionals in general are positive. The BLS reports that U.S. employment for the medical billing and coding industry is projected to increase by 13% from 2016-2026. The BLS states that this will result from an increased demand the nation’s aging population will put on the healthcare industry. And given that the U.S. Census Bureau‘s estimated population of senior citizens in New Hampshire in 2016 (17%) was slightly higher than the national average, New Hampshire is sure to see an increase in billing and coding employment in response to its population’s healthcare demands.

According to the BLS, New Hampshire professionals in the field earn an average hourly wage of $20.18, or around $41,980 per year on average. This is slightly higher than 2016 national median wage of $18.29 per hour, or $38,040 per year.

Most employers require their medical billing and coding employees to possess Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification. In addition, an associate degree can increase one’s job opportunities, although not always a requirement. The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) offers three entry-level and two advanced-level CPC certifications. In order to obtain certification, one must become a member of the AAPC, pass a 150-question multiple choice exam, and either prove that one has two years of medical billing and coding experience, or completed 80 hours of coding education and one year of professional experience. The AAPC recommends, but does not require, that exam-takers possess an associate degree. Training to take the exam can take place in a traditional classroom setting, through online education, or through an associate degree program. Some training programs even allow students to sit for the exam before they have completed the training program.

Top Cities in New Hampshire for Medical Billing and Coding Careers

Listed below is the top area for medical billing and coding employment in New Hampshire. The information is derived from the BLS.

  1. Manchester, NH

    According to the BLS, about 180 medical billers and coders work in Manchester, where the hourly mean wage is $18.97 and the annual mean wage is $39,470.

  2. Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division

    According to the BLS, 150 medical billers and coders work in the Nashua area. They earn around $22.83 hourly and $47,490 annually on average.

  3. Portsmouth, NH-ME

    In Portsmouth, there are around 130 medical billing and coding workers who earn an average hourly wage of $20.36 and an annual mean wage of $42,350.