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MDS Coordinator Salary

An MDS Coordinator earns an average wage of $26.52 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in MDS is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
$44,147 - $79,926
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MEDIAN: $60,054
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$19.74 - $34.94
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$44,147 - $79,926  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,931  
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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$42,513 - $77,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,088
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.74 - $34.94  
   
Overtime
$22.39 - $48.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,931  
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).
)
$42,513 - $77,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,124
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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
$58,000


Skills That Affect MDS Coordinator Salaries

MDS
up arrow 11%

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
up arrow 4%

Medicaid & Medicare Regulation
up arrow 4%

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up arrow 3%

Medicare
up arrow 2%

Long Term Care
up arrow 1%

Medicaid
up arrow 1%

National Average
$58,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Wound Care
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 618 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 30%