MDS Coordinator Salary
An MDS Coordinator earns an average wage of $27.83 per hour. A skill in MDS Coordinator is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
|Salary||$48,418 - $84,026|
|Bonus||$375.00 - $8,000|
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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).)
|$45,942 - $80,788|
|Hourly Rate||$21.40 - $36.32|
|Overtime||$30.02 - $53.09|
|Bonus||$375.00 - $8,000|
|Total Pay (||$45,942 - $80,788|
Job Description for MDS Coordinator
A minimum data sets (MDS) coordinator serves an important role in medical offices or locations specializing in longer-term care. Minimum Data Sets is a process required by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for all individuals in care of Medicare or Medicaid medical facilities. The MDS assessment process is time-consuming, and must be completed in a meticulous fashion; for this reason, the MDS coordinator must be extremely knowledgeable of this process. They often explain these processes to their nursing staff and examine all paperwork completed by staff to ensure it meets MDS standards. If it does not, the coordinator must be able to clearly and effectively communicate the problems with the staff member who completed it so problems can be resolved.Read More...
Individuals serving as MDS coordinators are usually registered nurses; becoming a registered nurse typically requires a bachelor's degree in nursing. MDS coordinators may need to possess MDS certification, which is given by the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators. MDS coordinator position also must be able to handle a fast-paced work environment and be able to pay close attention to detail.
MDS Coordinator Tasks
- Assess patients and collect data for the Minimum Data Set (MDS).
- Collate charts and chart data, inspect records, and create reports.
- Implement and explain federal and organizational regulations and guidelines.
- Maintain patient medical records and develop individualized care plans with targeted outcomes.
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Pay by Experience Level for MDS Coordinator
Pay by Experience for an MDS Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level MDS Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 1,010 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An MDS Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 611 salaries. An experienced MDS Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 611 salaries. An MDS Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 317 salaries.
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