Medical Referral Coordinator Salary
Job Description for Medical Referral Coordinator
Most of the time, medical referral coordinators work for hospitals, medical clinics, or doctor’s offices. They work directly with patients. They may work to support and encourage healthy lifestyles. They arrange appointments on behalf of patients to see other doctors that they are referred to. They keep accurate patient records. They prepare medical forms and other related material. They perform data entry. They must have computer skills.Read More...
Employers require that medical referral coordinators have a high school degree or GED. Employers prefer that candidates have medical assistant training and/or certification from an accredited institution. Employers prefer that candidates have previous work experience as medical referral coordinators, but they are often willing to train the right candidates. They must know how to use Microsoft Office. They must be able to work in a team environment. They must have exceptional phone and customer service skills. Some employers prefer candidates who have current CPR and first aid certification. Medical referral coordinators must pass a background check and finger print clearance. They ability to speak Spanish as a second language is often preferred but is not usually required.
They may be required to stand for a long period of time and occasionally lift or move objects up to 20 pounds. Candidates must be comfortable working with diverse people. They may be required to contact patients' next of kin if patients are not able to care for themselves. They may be required to train and coach new or more junior referral coordinators.
Medical Referral Coordinator Tasks
- Coordinate the process of referring patients to appropriate clinics.
- Update records to assure all parties have accurate information.
- Communicate with patients to ensure follow-through with referrals.
- Support doctors and patients in synchronizing appointments, authorizations, and tests taking place in different clinics.
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Popular Skills for Medical Referral Coordinator
Medical Referral Coordinators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Medical Terminology, Insurance, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Bilingual. It is often found that people who know Electronic Medical Records are also skilled in Scheduling.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Referral Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Medical Referral Coordinators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $32K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Medical Referral Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $33K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $35K.