Utilization Review Registered Nurses who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below two-thirds of Utilization Review Registered Nurses. Pay fluctuates from $51K to $89K per year, but expected earnings average $67K per year. While the company and tenure impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Utilization Review Registered Nurses. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$50,850 - $86,312
(Median)
$51K
$67K
$86K
MEDIAN: $67,427
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50%
90%

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$24.52 - $44.25
(Median)
$25
$31
$44
MEDIAN: $31.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$50,850 - $86,312  
   
Bonus
$550 - $8,964  
Profit Sharing
$989  
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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$51,306 - $88,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 389
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$24.52 - $44.25  
   
Overtime
$33.47 - $62.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$550 - $8,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$989  
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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$51,306 - $88,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 307
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Job Description for Registered Nurse (RN), Utilization Review (UR)

The primary responsibility of the utilization review nurse is to review medical records and prepare clinical appeals (when appropriate) on medical necessity, level of care, length of stay, and authorization denials for hospitalized patients. An understanding of the severity of an array illnesses, intensity of service, and care coordination needs are key, as the nurse must integrate clinical knowledge with billing knowledge to review, evaluate, and appeal clinical denials related to the care provided to the hospitalized patient. The utilization review nurse works with the multidisciplinary team to assess and improve the denial management, documentation, and appeals process of such findings.

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Registered Nurse (RN), Utilization Review (UR) Tasks

  • Audit and analyze patient records to ensure quality patient care and appropriateness of services.
  • Interview or correspond with physicians to correct errors or omissions and to investigate questionable claims.
  • Analyze information gathered by investigation, and report findings and recommendations.
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses or case history.

Common Career Paths for Registered Nurse (RN), Utilization Review (UR)


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Many Utilization Review Registered Nurses move into an Utilization Management Registered Nurse role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Utilization Management Registered Nurses on average bring in a similar salary to Utilization Review Registered Nurses. A lot of Utilization Review Registered Nurses advance their careers by becoming Utilization Review Nurses and Utilization Management Case Managers. However, those positions offer $7K less and $4K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Nurse (RN), Utilization Review (UR)


Utilization Review Registered Nurses flock to UnitedHealth Group, United Healthcare Group, Aetna, Inc., Humana, Inc., and Centene Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Anthem attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $75K.

Popular Skills for Registered Nurse (RN), Utilization Review (UR)


Survey takers working as Utilization Review Registered Nurses report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit, Hospice, Case Management, and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Home Health/Home Care, Labor & Delivery, Birthing, and Psychiatric. Most people skilled in Case Management are similarly competent in Acute Care and Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN), Utilization Review (UR)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Utilization Review Registered Nurses with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $62K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $64K. Utilization Review Registered Nurses bring in $68K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Utilization Review Registered Nurse with more than 20 years of experience can earn $72K on average.

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Experience Affects Registered Nurse (RN), Utilization Review (UR) Salaries



National Average
$67,000



Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN), Utilization Review (UR) Salaries

Case Management
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%

Hospice
up arrow 1%

Utilization Review (UR)
0%

Medicine / Surgery
0%

Pediatrics
0%

National Average
$67,000

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 3%

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%


Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 7%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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