Referral Coordinator Salary
|Salary||$25,258 - $47,069|
|Bonus||$205.11 - $2,339|
|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).)
|$24,122 - $40,465|
|Hourly Rate||$11.53 - $18.61|
|Overtime||$16.82 - $26.45|
|Bonus||$205.11 - $2,339|
|Total Pay (||$24,122 - $40,465|
Job Description for Referral Coordinator
A referral coordinator works in the medical field, at medical institutions such as private practices and hospitals. The position generally requires at least an associate’s degree, and it often requires experience in the health care field. The referral coordinator oversees patient billing and should have experience with billing and be comfortable using medical coding. Some positions also require the referral coordinator to be a certified medical reimbursement specialist.Read More...
The coordinator makes sure that patients’ benefits deem them eligible for their organization's services. Then the referral coordinator obtains proper authorization for the services. The referral coordinator is also responsible for obtaining authorization for the patient to receive services at referred medical practices. When the referrals are denied, the coordinator must notify the physician and patient.
In smaller practices, the referral coordinator may also be tasked with other duties. These duties may include preparing patient charts for doctors and organizing patient test results and files. The referral coordinator must file authorized referrals for doctors so that they can be reviewed. The patient records may also have to be passed on to other medical entities. The referral coordinator may also set up appointments for patients and remind them about upcoming appointments. Additionally, The referral coordinator may have front desk duties such as answering phones, and assisting with patient check-ins. This position requires a person who is able to multitask and work well with patients and a team. There are usually both full-time and part-time positions available.
Referral Coordinator Tasks
- Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries and medical consultations.
- Maintain referral records and report on data.
- Performs patient referrals and authorizations by completing and submitting documents and discussing with providers, insurance carriers and patients.
- Ensure that follow-up referral appointments and reports were kept and received.
- Prepare medical records prior to patient visit.
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Popular Skills for Referral Coordinator
Referral Coordinators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Referrals, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Terminology, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Customer Service also know Scheduling.
Pay by Experience Level for Referral Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $30K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $34K. Referral Coordinators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $35K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Referral Coordinators, Portland provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Referral Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+24 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Yakima, which sits 20 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (10 percent less) and Houston (8 percent less).
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