Medical Reimbursement Specialist Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Medical Reimbursement Specialists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $16.44 per hour. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Medical Reimbursement Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,284 - $65,619
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$27K
$40K
$66K
MEDIAN: $40,401
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$12.91 - $21.35
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$13
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$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,284 - $65,619  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$27,113 - $51,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $21.35  
   
Overtime
$19.99 - $30.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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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$27,113 - $51,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Insurance, Billing, and Medical Coding can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Competency in Billing frequently indicates knowledge of Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Reimbursement Specialist

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $34K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $38K. Medical Reimbursement Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Medical Reimbursement Specialists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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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

Insurance
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National Average
$36,000

Billing
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Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%
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