Medical Reimbursement Specialist Salary

Medical Reimbursement Specialists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.20 per hour for pay. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of Medical Reimbursement Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$28,841 - $66,021
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$66K
MEDIAN: $41,346
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$12.84 - $21.39
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,841 - $66,021  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
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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$27,249 - $52,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $21.39  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $31.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
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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$27,249 - $52,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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Job Description for Medical Reimbursement Specialist

Medical reimbursement specialists are medical billing professionals who work alongside healthcare providers to assist customers in scheduling and processing payments and insurance. Important skills include the ability to use a computer to perform administrative duties and communication skills to interact with patients, and these specialists must also be well-versed in medicaid and commercial insurance policies and able to plan their own work-days for maximum efficiency.

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Medical Reimbursement Specialist Tasks

  • Maintain and analyze data about patient cases requiring reimbursement support.
  • Work with treatment providers and insurance companies to obtain payment authorizations.
  • Serve as a patient advocate to identify reimbursement coverage options or identify reimbursement options for non-insured patients.
  • Record and monitor insurance authorizations to ensure payment compliance and treatment continuity.

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Survey results imply that Medical Reimbursement Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Collections, Billing, Insurance, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medicaid & Medicare Billing. Medical Coding is a skill commonly found among those who know Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Reimbursement Specialist

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $34K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Reimbursement Specialists make a median salary of $36K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $38K.

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Experience Affects Medical Reimbursement Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Reimbursement Specialist Salaries

Collections
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Billing
0%

National Average
$36,000

Insurance
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Medical Coding
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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