Patient Access Director Salary
Patient Access Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $50K to $119K per year, median earnings come to $83K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Patient Access Directors survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Patient Access Director
A patient access director is the person who is generally responsible for the registration and data collection regarding patients. This position usually take places in a healthcare office. A patient access director can work independently or in conjunction with other staff within the office. This simply depends on the size of the organization. The patient access director will generally keep traditional office hours, though some may work extended hours if they work in a hospital.Read More...
A patient access director may not need formal education, as a high school diploma is usually accepted. However, many organizations prefer a person who has worked within the healthcare environment, has adequate computer skills, and has relevant certifications with medical billing and coding.
A patient access director may have extended responsibilities associated with their position, depending on the size of the organization. However, typical duties include collecting relevant registration data from all patients, obtaining necessary signatures, performing billing tasks, performing various bookkeeping, preparing deposits, updating insurance information, preparing and maintaining medical records, providing patients with various forms, maintaining accurate records of all types, maintaining an organized filing system, maintaining proper signatures, performing routine inventory, and adhering to all company and legal policies. This position requires a person who is highly organized, attentive to detail, and has the ability to prioritize tasks. A patient access director should be extremely hospitable and remain calm in high-stress environments.
Patient Access Director Tasks
- Oversee staff operations in insurance verification, registration and admitting.
- Develop, audit and monitor patient access processes, procedures and reporting to ensure timeliness, accuracy and compliance.
- Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
- Directs the patient access staff to ensure services are in compliance with professional, state and federal standards.
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Pay by Experience Level for Patient Access Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Patient Access Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $69K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $80K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $86K in this role. Patient Access Directors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $92K.