An MDS Coordinator earns an average wage of $27.85 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding and MDS Coordinator. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$48,105 - $84,045
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MEDIAN: $63,817
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$21.35 - $36.26
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$48,105 - $84,045  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,033  
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$45,731 - $80,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 685
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$21.35 - $36.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.11  
Overtime
$29.74 - $52.88  
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$-0.49 - $10,033  
   
Total Pay (?
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$45,731 - $80,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,523
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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.

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MDS Coordinator Tasks

  • Implement and explain federal and organizational regulations and guidelines.
  • Maintain patient medical records and develop individualized care plans with targeted outcomes.
  • Assess patients and collect data for the Minimum Data Set (MDS).
  • Collate charts and chart data, inspect records, and create reports.

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Experience Affects MDS Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect MDS Coordinator Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
up arrow 16%

MDS Coordinator
up arrow 11%

RAC-CT
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 6%

Medicaid & Medicare Regulation
up arrow 3%

Medicare
up arrow 3%

Medicaid
up arrow 2%

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
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Long Term Care
0%

Geriatrics
0%

MDS
0%

registered nurse
0%

National Average
$61,000

Wound Care
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Rn
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lpn
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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