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Medical Billing and Coding Jobs in Vermont

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

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

  • Address: 17 Belmont Avenue, Brattleboro, VT 05301
  • Email Address: dcooke@bmhvt.org
  • Phone Number: 802-257-0341
  • Website: www.bmhvt.org

Brattleboro Memorial employs more than 100 board certified physicians within its 35,000-square-foot campus. The hospital’s services include cancer care, cardiology, a birthing center, diabetes treatment, an emergency department, occupational health, and radiology. The benefits of working at Brattleboro include tuition assistance, 403(b) retirement plans, dental, short- and long-term disability coverage, comprehensive health insurance, and other perks.

Gifford Medical Center

  • Address: 44 South Main Street, Randolph, VT 05060
  • Email Address: hra@giffordmed.org
  • Phone Number: 802-728-7000
  • Website: www.giffordmed.org

Operating since 1903, GMC now employs more than 500 people in a facility that has a 25-bed critical access hospital and a 30-bed nursing home. It was rated among the “2011 Best Nursing Homes” by U.S News & World Report and named one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care” by Becker’s ASC Review/Becker’s Hospital Review for 2010. The hospital’s services include end-of-life care, breast health, a birthing center, cardiopulmonary care, nuclear medicine, and oncology. The perks of working at GMC include major medical, dental, life and dependent coverage, paid time off, holidays and vacation after the first year of employment, and a 403(b) plan with employer match.

North County Hospital

  • Address: 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855
  • Email Address: tdupuis@nchsi.org
  • Phone Number: 802-334-7331
  • Website: www.northcountryhospital.org

North County Hospital serves an area that has more than 27,000 residents. It employs 605 people, with 32 physicians and 15 mid-level practitioners in a 25-bed facility. Some of its services include emergency care, surgical services, a birthing center, chemotherapy, diabetes education, ENT, nuclear medicine, laparoscopic surgery, orthopedics, and pain management. The benefits of employment with North County Hospital include paid time off, medical, dental and vision coverage, a 403(b) with employer match, short- and long-term disability, and educational assistance.

Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Vermont

Employment prospects in Vermont are better than the country at large. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the state is 4.6% as of May 2012, compared to 8.2% nationwide for that month. Additionally, employment in nonfarm jobs increased 1.5% from May 2011 to May 2012. The sector with the largest increase was professional and business services, with 9.8%.

The BLS does not list employment rates in health services for Vermont, though it does note that employment of medical records and health information technicians overall is anticipated to increase 21% nationwide through 2020, owing to an increase in demand for medical tests, treatments, and procedures as the U.S. population ages. Salary-wise, medical billers and coders in Vermont can expect to earn more than the average annual wage. Refer to the stats provided by the BLS below for a better idea of expected salary for medical billers and coders in Vermont.

The best employment prospects will go to medical billers and coders who are professionally certified, since most employers prefer to hire medical records and health information technicians with professional certification, according to the BLS. Students can seek certification through the AAPC which offers a credentialing exam. An online degree in medical billing and coding can help prepare students for this exam, and may even allow them to take it at the end of the program.

Top Cities in Vermont for Medical Billing and Coding Careers

This is the top city for employment in the field. All of the data is compiled from the latest information available from the BLS.

  1. Burlington-South Burlington, VT

    About half of the state’s medical billers and coders can be found in the Burlington-South Burlington metropolitan area, where 250 medical billing and coding professionals work, according to the BLS. They make an average of $17.30 per hour and $35,970 per year. The annual tenth percentile wage is $21,450 and the annual ninetieth percentile wage is $65,450.