Earnings for Medical Reimbursement Specialists in the United States come in at around $15.95 per hour on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (85 percent) of Medical Reimbursement Specialists who took the survey are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,400 - $74,889
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MEDIAN: $44,807
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$12.51 - $21.08
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$13
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,400 - $74,889  
   
Bonus
$225.00 - $6,375  
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$26,692 - $53,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $21.08  
   
Overtime
$19.25 - $36.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$225.00 - $6,375  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,692 - $53,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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.

Common Career Paths for Medical Reimbursement Specialist


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Many Medical Reimbursement Specialists move into a Reimbursement Specialist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Reimbursement Specialists on average bring in a similar salary to Medical Reimbursement Specialists.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Reimbursement Specialist

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


For Medical Reimbursement Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $33K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $36K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Medical Reimbursement Specialist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $44K.

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Experience Affects Medical Reimbursement Specialist Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Medical Reimbursement Specialist Salaries

Collections
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Billing
0%

National Average
$35,000

Medical Coding
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bill collections
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Insurance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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