A Physician Credentialer earns an average wage of $15.93 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$35,000 - $45,000
(Median)
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$39K
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MEDIAN: $39,381
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$11.63 - $21.56
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$39,381  
   
Bonus
$650  
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).
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$25,814 - $46,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $21.56  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$650  
   
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).
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$25,814 - $46,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Job Description for Physician Credentialer

A physician credentialer conducts research for hospitals to make sure physicians’ credentials are up-to-date, helps medical entities apply and renew credentials, and review applications for accuracy. Physician credentialers are also expected to follow applications through the process to make sure they have been approved, and do what must be done to correct them if they aren't.

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Physician Credentialer Tasks

  • Correspond with medical staff to obtain information or inform them of credentialing status or changes.
  • Maintain records of applications and verification letters.
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Evaluate information on applications to verify completeness and accuracy.

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Physician Credentialer in Houston:
"Medical credentialing specialists is a very delicate job."
Be Organized. Medical credentialing specialists are typically employed by different types of health care organizations, such as hospitals, group practices, ambulatory care services, and credentialing agencies. A specialist's main focus is to verify that the credentials of health care professionals are in compliance with state and federal standards. This can involve verifying the legitimacy of practitioner information with universities, licensing agencies, and certification groups. Along with processing re-credentialing paperwork and maintaining a database of practitioners' training, education, licensing, and experience information, specialists also ensure that practitioners adhere to staff policies, department regulation, and government laws.

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Experience Affects Physician Credentialer Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Experienced
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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