Medical Billing and Coding Jobs in Wisconsin
Three significant employers of medical billing and coding professionals in Wisconsin are:
Baldwin Area Medical Center
- Address: 730 10th Avenue, Baldwin, WI 54002
- Email Address: Click here for the medical center’s contact form.
- Phone Number: 715-684-3311
- Website: www.healthybaldwin.org
Open since 1936, some of BAMC’s services include cancer care, cardiology, diabetes management, emergency care, home health, hospice, radiology, and rehabilitation. Employee benefits at BAMC include medical, dental and vision insurance, voluntary life and AD&D coverage, a 403b savings plan that BAMC matches up to 3%, paid time off, and sick leave.
Aurora BayCare Health Center
- Address: 2253 W. Mason Street, Green Bay, WI 54303
- Phone Number: 877-229-2273
- Website: www.baycare.net
Part of the BayCare Clinic network, the Aurora location has a team of emergency physicians, eye doctors, oral surgeons, anesthesiologists, and orthopedic surgeons. Some of the center’s services include audiology, cardiology, ENT, cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, and neurosurgery. Employee benefits at BayCare include paid time off, paid vacations and holidays after the first year of employment, dental, vision and life insurance, and educational assistance. It was recognized in 2011 and 2010 by Becker’s ASC Review/Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.
- Address: 11101 North Sherman Road, Edgerton, WI 53534
- Phone Number: 608-884-3441
- Website: www.edgertonhospital.com
Edgerton is a critical access hospital serving Edgerton, Milton, Janesville, and the surrounding areas. Some of its services include acute inpatient care, cardiac rehab, diagnostic services, rehab services, a sleep disorders center, surgery, and a wound clinic. Benefits at Edgerton Hospital include vision, health and life insurance, paid time off, disability, a flexible spending account, and a 401(k) retirement plan.
Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Wisconsin
Employment prospects in Wisconsin are slightly better than the rest of the country. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate for the state is 3.2% as of November 2017, compared to 4.1% nationwide. Employment growth in all non-farm jobs has remained stable, increasing by 1.4% from November 2016 to November 2017. During this period, the education and health services sector grew by 0.5%.
Major growth is anticipated in the medical billing and coding field in particular. The BLS expects employment to grow nationwide for medical records and health information technicians by 13% between 2016 and 2026, fueled by the aging population. As more people demand medical tests, treatments, and procedures, more professionals will be needed to process the resulting medical insurance claims. In Wisconsin, medical billers and coders can expect to earn a wage on par with the national average. For salary information, see the numbers to follow, available through the BLS.
Medical biller and coders who have certification will have the best employment prospects. That’s because most employers prefer to hire medical records and health information technicians with professional certification, according to the BLS. Certification is available through the AAPC, the largest professional organization for medical coders in the country. Its Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential requires passage of an exam. Many online medical coding and billing programs prepare students for this exam, and may even arrange for students to take it at the end of the program, before they enter the field.
Top Cities in Wisconsin for Medical Billing and Coding Careers
Below is a list of the top cities for employing medical billing and coding professionals. The information is adapted from resources supplied by the BLS.
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
More than one-third of all medical billers and coders in Wisconsin can be found in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area. There are about 1,420 employees making an average $21.92 per hour and $45,600 annually, according to the BLS.
There are about 640 employees in this city, according to the BLS, and an average worker makes $21.03 hourly and $43,750 annually.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Eau Claire is home to 210 medical billers and coders who earn a mean wage of $19.66 hourly and $40,900 per year, according to the BLS — the highest in the state. The lowest-earning 10% of workers makes $28,450 per year on average, while the highest-earning 10% of workers makes $54,020 per year on average.
Sheboygan employs about 50 medical billers and coders, according to the BLS, and they make about $17.39 hourly and $36,170 annually.
There are about 160 medical billers and coders in Appleton who make on average $19.03 per hour and $39,580 per year, according to the BLS.
Green Bay, Wisconsin
In Green Bay, there are about 400 medical billers and coders, according to the BLS. The average worker makes $18.39 per hour and $38,250 annually.