Physician Credentialer Salary

A Physician Credentialer earns an average wage of $16.72 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$35,976 - $45,379
$40K
MEDIAN: $40,000
50%

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$10.57 - $21.86
$11
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.72
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$40,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,549 - $48,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $21.86  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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$26,549 - $48,317  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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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Q: What is it like working as a Physician Credentialer?

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.

Key Stats for Physician Credentialer

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Physician Credentialer Salaries

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Experienced
▼12%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 29%