Reimbursement Specialist Salary

Reimbursement Specialists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $17.03 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,745 - $77,054
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$77K
MEDIAN: $42,854
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$12.96 - $21.96
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,745 - $77,054  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
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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$28,222 - $58,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $21.96  
   
Overtime
$5.48 - $33.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
   
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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$28,222 - $58,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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Job Description for Reimbursement Specialist

Reimbursement specialists work within the billing departments of medical or insurance companies to oversee reimbursement and collections for patients' treatment expenses. They may work for a doctors' office, clinic, hospital, or insurance company. Reimbursement specialists also keep track of accounts receivable and billing invoices while communicating with individuals or insurance companies to obtain reimbursement.

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Reimbursement Specialist Tasks

  • Research denials from insurance providers in order to maximize reimbursement.
  • Identify, compile, abstract and code patient accounts, verify with physician in order to expediate the bill for payment to the insurance provider.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Reimbursement Specialist


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As Reimbursement Specialists transition into upper-level roles like Medical Reimbursement Specialists, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Medical Reimbursement Specialists earn the same amount as Reimbursement Specialists on average.

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Popular Skills for Reimbursement Specialist


Survey results show that Reimbursement Specialists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Claim Handling, Insurance, Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounts Receivable, Customer Service, and Billing. Those familiar with Medicaid & Medicare Billing also tend to know Collections and Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Reimbursement Specialist

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


For Reimbursement Specialists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $35K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Reimbursement Specialists make a median salary of $41K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $44K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Reimbursement Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Reimbursement Specialist Salaries

Claim Handling
up arrow 11%

Insurance
up arrow 4%

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
up arrow 2%

Medical Coding
0%

Collections
0%

National Average
$38,000

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 2%

Billing
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 17%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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