Medical Coders in demand

TRAVERSE CITY — Each time a patient receives treatment, the doctor's office or hospital must document what type of care was provided. Medical coder professionals review the documents, assign the appropriate code and create a claim that will be paid by an insurance company, the patient or another source. According to the Traverse City Ticker, Munson Medical Center in Traverse City has identified medical coders — experts on diagnostic codes and vital to the medical billing process — as a hot hiring area. It is a growth job that typically just requires certification. Northwestern Michigan College offers online coursework for anyone interested in pursuing this career field. Nationwide salaries for coders range from $48,000 to $58,000, according to the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Release date: December 2, 2014

For more information:

Maureen Carlson
NMC Extended Education
(231) 995-1702



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