Medical Scheduler Salary
|Salary||$25,698 - $43,019|
|Bonus||$1.76 - $2,051|
|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).)
|$23,953 - $38,568|
|Hourly Rate||$11.40 - $17.99|
|Overtime||$17.23 - $28.36|
|Bonus||$1.76 - $2,051|
|Total Pay (||$23,953 - $38,568|
Job Description for Medical Scheduler
Medical schedulers hold specialized positions in the administrative staff of a hospital, clinic, or other medical setting. Typical daily duties performed by medical schedulers include handling e-mail and phone correspondence, collecting basic patient information, and scheduling appointments. As they often serve as the initial contact with the patient, excellent customer service skills are necessary for medical schedulers; they must be able to address patients' concerns and collect or update account information as necessary. In some settings, medical schedulers are also responsible for determining the proper amount of staff needed for daily operations. After the patient has visited their doctor, the schedulers are responsible for planning needed follow-up calls or appointments. Certain labs and tests such as X-rays and CT scans may need to be scheduled for the patient, as well as future appointments.Read More...
Generally, there is no specific educational or work background required to be a medical scheduler. Most medical schedulers have previous experience as receptionists and at least a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as proficiency in basic computer software. Due to the medical setting, a background in medical terminology and HIPAA adherence is generally preferred. Medical schedulers' schedules vary depending on the needs of their organization. Some may work part time during the mornings, for example, and others may work full time during graveyard shifts with revolving weekends off. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Medical Scheduler Tasks
- Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, and forms such as intake and insurance forms.
- Schedule, confirm and maintain patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries and medical consultations for a specific department.
- Explain objectives and procedures to interviewees, or forward questions to appropriate physician or staff member.
- Ensure payment for services by verifying benefits with the person's insurance provider or working out financing options.
- Review, analyze and forecast cancellations, double bookings or changes in schedules.
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Popular Skills for Medical Scheduler
Survey results suggest that Medical Schedulers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Medical Coding and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include insurance verification. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Phone Support.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Scheduler
Pay by Experience for a Medical Scheduler has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Scheduler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 419 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Scheduler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 201 salaries. An experienced Medical Scheduler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 150 salaries. A Medical Scheduler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 36 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Medical Schedulers, Denver offers exceptional salaries, 16 percent above the national average. Medical Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), and Phoenix (+3 percent). McKinney is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Employers in Orlando and Louisville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent less).
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