Medical Insurance Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Medical Insurance Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.71 per hour on average. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Medical Insurance Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,599 - $52,335

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$11.87 - $19.31

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,599 - $52,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
Total Pay (?
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$25,013 - $43,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Hourly Rate
$11.87 - $19.31  
   
Overtime
$12.60 - $29.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
   
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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$25,013 - $43,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 329
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Job Description for Medical Insurance Coordinator

The medical insurance coordinator is a position that is usually sought out by various healthcare organizations, such as doctor's offices and clinics. Generally, many companies will not have an education requirement for this job, but a few may ask for a high school diploma or an associate's degree. Likewise, some companies do not require any previous experience, although most do require that the applicant has had previous experience working with administration. It would be helpful to have coding experience, especially in the ICD-9-CM and CPT coding systems. Furthermore, some knowledge of diseases and various medical terminologies would also prove to be highly beneficial. A full knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products is preferable. The medical insurance coordinator will usually be working indoors in an office environment.

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Medical Insurance Coordinator Tasks

  • Confirm insurance coverage with insurance companies by diagnostic and procedural codes.
  • Schedule appointments and procedures and verify insurance information.
  • Respond to patient inquiries by phone and email.
  • Perform data entry and filing to record patient and insurance data.

Common Career Paths for Medical Insurance Coordinator


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Although it's unusual, some Medical Insurance Coordinators transition into jobs as Office Managers of Medical Offices. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $37K per year, though.

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Survey results show that Medical Insurance Coordinators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Electronic Medical Records, Insurance, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Billing. Aptitude in Insurance tends to also indicate an understanding of Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Insurance Coordinator

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $35K. For Medical Insurance Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $34K.

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Experience Affects Medical Insurance Coordinator Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Insurance Coordinator Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 14%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 12%

National Average
$32,000

Insurance
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Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Claim Handling
up arrow 2%

Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 27%
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