The average salary for a Clinical Documentation Specialist is $67,968 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.

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$47,144 - $90,750  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $6,183  
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$41,976 - $93,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 602
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.43 - $47.06  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $60.20  
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$193.92 - $6,183  
   
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$41,976 - $93,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 489
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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

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,166

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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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Experience Affects Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

Acute Care
up arrow 45%

registered nurse
up arrow 27%

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

Rn
up arrow 6%


Case Management
up arrow 4%

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

Documentation
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$67,000

Document Review and Distribution
up arrow 1%

Clinical Education
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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