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 $16.45 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Medical Reimbursement Specialists is high.

$27,404 - $65,505
(Median)
$27K
$40K
$66K
MEDIAN: $40,247
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$12.89 - $21.38
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$13
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,404 - $65,505  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Total Pay (?
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$27,096 - $51,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.89 - $21.38  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $30.10  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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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$27,096 - $51,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Insurance, Billing, and Medical Coding can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Billing and Medical Coding are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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 $35K 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 $37K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $38K on average.

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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 53 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%
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