Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary

The average salary for a Clinical Documentation Specialist is $67,932 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Acute Care, registered nurse, and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding.

$48,145 - $90,793
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MEDIAN: $67,932
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$18.47 - $46.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,145 - $90,793  
   
Bonus
$241.61 - $5,960  
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$42,470 - $92,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 599
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$18.47 - $46.64  
   
Hourly Tips
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Overtime
$3.04 - $59.60  
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$241.61 - $5,960  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,470 - $92,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 488

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Job Description for Clinical Documentation Specialist

A clinical documentation specialist works with large hospitals and healthcare facilities to help maintain proper records-keeping, as well as provide primary healthcare providers with easy access to any documents needed for patient care. Because these clinics and hospitals generate a large number of records, notes, recommendations, and referrals, this position fills a key role in managing that information.

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Clinical Documentation Specialist Tasks

  • Review accuracy, quality and completeness of clinical records.
  • Ensure that all patient documents and records are maintained in accordance with legal guidelines.
  • Work with clinical staff to obtain information for patient records.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,100

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Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Documentation Specialist?

Clinical Documentation Specialist in Waterloo:
"Severity of Illness and Intensity of Service."
Pros: Researching into patient care documentation. The actual care going into patient's care is enormous. Flexible schedule, great boss, great co-workers, nice atmosphere.
Cons: The number of cases done by 2 nurses is intense.

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Key Stats for Clinical Documentation Specialist

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

▲18%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$67,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

Acute Care
▲46%

registered nurse
▲29%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲11%


Rn
▲6%




National Average
$67,000



Clinical Education
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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