Medical Reimbursement Specialist Salary

Most Medical Reimbursement Specialists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.20 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,841 - $66,021
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$29K
$41K
$66K
MEDIAN: $41,346
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$12.84 - $21.39
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$13
$16
$21
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 (?
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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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Medical Reimbursement Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Collections, Billing, Insurance, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $34K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $38K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Reimbursement Specialists make a median salary of $36K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median 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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