Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Florida
- 10,830 Number of Medical Billing and Coding Employees in Florida
- $34,970 Average Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Florida
- $55,800 90th Percentile Salary
- $21,040 10th Percentile Salary
Salary Averages in South Atlantic Region
South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel featured a story in May of 2011 about 1,000 South Florida doctors making the switch to electronic medical records. This was part of an effort to provide better care for patients through the availability of digital records in multiple clinics and healthcare facilities. It also increased the need for talented medical billing and coding professionals, to help with the transition to an electronic database.
Since December 2011, Florida unemployment as a whole has decreased, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — down from 9.9% to 8.6% as of May 2012. Healthcare jobs remain plentiful, as outlined in the list below, which has been compiled from information provided by the BLS. This includes employment for medical billers and coders in Florida.
To become certified, medical billing and coding professionals must take a coding certification examination. Many medical billing and coding programs prepare students for the AAPC’s medical coding certification exam by teaching students coding languages, billing procedures, and information about anatomy. Some programs include the exam as part of the curriculum and allow course requirements to be fulfilled online, in a physical classroom, or in blended format.