Patient Scheduling Coordinator Salary
A Patient Scheduling Coordinator earns an average wage of $15.10 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
|Salary||$23,197 - $56,221|
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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).)
|$24,719 - $42,886|
|Hourly Rate||$11.78 - $19.73|
|Overtime||$15.98 - $29.47|
|Total Pay (||$24,719 - $42,886|
Job Description for Patient Scheduling Coordinator
Patient scheduling coordinators are primarily responsible for coordinating an office's daily operations and facilitating meeting times between patients and health care professionals. Patient schedulers usually work in medical office settings, which can include family practices, specialized physician offices, physical therapy gyms, chiropractors, and psychologists. They work directly with patients to set up appointment times and determine the length of time the health care professional will need to care for the patient.Read More...
Those in this position must have good judgment in scheduling to avoid overbooking the office, but also keep the office in business.They must also be able to think quickly on their feet to determine if a patient visit is appropriate for their office. In many offices, the scheduler will also have other responsibilities, such as reminder phone calls to patients and gathering insurance information. They are relied-on heavily by health care professionals to run a smooth practice at all times.
Patient scheduling coordinators must be organized, pay attention to detail, and have excellent customer service skills. They must also be able to multitask and manage multiple health professional schedules. Communication is a must to allow both patients and health care professionals to contribute to an overall-positive experience for the patient during their visit. Computer skills are essential for most positions, since an electronic scheduling record is generally used. Some positions may require college education with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, while others may provide on-the-job training. Previous work experience in an office setting is held in high regard for this position. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Patient Scheduling Coordinator 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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Pay by Experience for a Patient Scheduling Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Patient Scheduling Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patient Scheduling Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Patient Scheduling Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 32 salaries. A Patient Scheduling Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 7 salaries.
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