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Medical Billing and Coding Services

SIC 8721 | NAICS 541219

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Medical Claims Processing Services  (view report)
Third-Party Administrators & Insurance Claims Adjusters  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Billing-Coding, Inc.
BC Advantage Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for billing and coding personnel, with topics covered including billing, coding, compliance, reimbursement, legal issues, office management, and more. Full access to the magazine is limited to subscribers; selected articles from current and prior issues are available online.

Accounting Services

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Academy of Professional Coders
Information resources available from this organization include:

Healthcare Business Monthly
Monthly professional journal features news and information related to billing and coding, compliance, auditing, practice management, and more, with special features including the annual "AAPC Healthcare Salary Survey". Publication is available by subscription only; prior issues can be accessed by members in the PDF archive.

Coding Help
"Coding Help" section provides a summary overview of job responsibilities for billing and coding personnel, and also includes information on reimbursement, auditing, code sets, AAPC training courses, and coding and reimbursement programs as well as a medical terminology glossary. All information can be viewed free online.

Work of A Coder Survey
Comprehensive survey provides demographic information regarding work environment, certifications, and employment situation, and addresses issues specific to work and working relationships. Summary article, survey results, survey analysis, white paper, and participant comments are all available online.

Billing Journal
Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for medical billing companies, with topics covered including coding, compliance, business practices, operations management, and more. Current issue of this publication is available to members only; PDF version of prior issues can be viewed online with registration.

Entrepreneur Magazine Business Startup Guides
Medical Claims Billing Service
Business startup guide provides an overview of the medical claims billing industry and takes users through the various aspects of starting a business in this industry and running it successfully. Table of contents and selected excerpts from the Kindle edition can be viewed online via's "Look Inside" feature.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Medical Billing Services  Search for "541219"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Benchmarking Report & Worksheets
Benchmarking report provides ratios and other measures which can be used to analyze the financial and operating performance of a medical billing practice, and includes two worksheets that can be used to calculate net cash flow, turn-around time, voluntary adjustments, and other key practice benchmarks.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

American Academy of Professional Coders
AAPC Healthcare Salary Survey
Annual salary survey provides compensation and benefits information for billing and coding personnel, with compensation data reported by level of certification, education level, years of experience, type of employer and workplace setting, and geographic region. Current and prior year surveys are available free online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Medical Records Technicians
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

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