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Medical / Health Claims Examiner Salary

The average Health Claims Examiner in the United States earns approximately $17.20 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Health Claims Examiners far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Health Claims Examiners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,778 - $54,932
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,893
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$12.26 - $22.82
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,778 - $54,932  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,997  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $3,000  
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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$27,400 - $52,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $22.82  
   
Overtime
$17.39 - $33.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,997  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $3,000  
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).
)
$27,400 - $52,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183

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Job Description for Medical / Health Claims Examiner

Medical and health claims examiners generally work in an office setting, but may be required to go into the field if a situation requires hands-on investigation. Those in this position serve customers of medical insurance companies by determining insurance coverage, claim examination, and resolution, as well as maintaining and documenting customer service actions and ensuring legal compliance. They also determine covered medical insurance losses according to policies/certificates, establish proof of losses by analyzing medical documentation, provide support to legal actions by assembling documentation for settlements, and, if necessary, assemble further information from outside sources and witnesses.

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Medical / Health Claims Examiner Tasks

  • Examine and verify accuracy and completeness of complex medical claims according to regulatory guidelines.
  • Update claims with additional information as required and monitor itemized billings for unauthorized charges.
  • Make claim settlement determinations to authorize or deny payment based on policy and practices.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical / Health Claims Examiner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Health Claims Examiners with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $36K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $38K. Health Claims Examiners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Health Claims Examiners who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $41K.

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Experience Affects Medical / Health Claims Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%