Patient Registrar Salary
The larger portion of Patient Registrars in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.59 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though career duration and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Patient Registrars enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While about one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Patient Registrar
A patient registrar is the person who is responsible for collecting a patient’s information and performing various administrative activities within their job description. This person will generally work in an office and will keep daytime or weekday hours, though this can vary depending on the needs of the company or the organization. A patient registrar will generally work within the healthcare field, such as within a hospital or doctor’s office.Read More...
Formal education is not generally required for this position, though some organizations may require a degree or training in various administrative or healthcare areas. A patient registrar may work individually or within a team of other office personnel, depending on the size of their organization.
A patient registrar will have a variety of responsibilities, which may vary depending on the size of their organization. A smaller office may give additional duties to their registrar in order to operate more efficiently. Some common duties associated with a patient registrar include collecting information from each patient, verifying insurance information, performing discharge procedures, remaining friendly and hospitable, acting as the first point of contact among patients, admitting patients, verifying physician referrals, adhering to all regulations within the organization, maintaining organized and accurate records, and maintaining financial paperwork. This job does require a person who is highly organized and attentive to detail, and a patient registrar should also possess expert multitasking skills. This position requires a person who is proficient with related computer skills, communication skills, and medical terminology. Professional customer service skills are imperative.
Patient Registrar Tasks
- Assess method of payment for services, initate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.
- Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
- Perform admitting duties including explaining various forms such as patient rights, medical releases and insurance.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Registrar
For Patient Registrars, comfortable salaries can be found at Conifer Health Solutions; in fact, median earnings sit around $34K, the highest in the area.
Popular Skills for Patient Registrar
Survey results suggest that Patient Registrars put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare, and Bilingual are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 17 percent. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Typing.
Pay by Experience Level for Patient Registrar
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Patient Registrars, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $27K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. As Patient Registrars reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $36K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Patient Registrars, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Patient Registrars will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+21 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), Portland (+15 percent), and Denver (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 11 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Antonio (7 percent lower) and Tampa (5 percent lower).