Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Clinical Documentation Specialist is $74,835
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Documentation Specialists?
An entry-level Clinical Documentation Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,984 based on 67 salaries. An early career Clinical Documentation Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of …Read more
What Do Clinical Documentation Specialists Do?
A clinical documentation specialist works with large hospitals and healthcare facilities to help maintain proper records-keeping, as well as provide primary healthcare providers with easy access to any documents needed for patient care. Because these clinics and hospitals generate a large number of records, notes, recommendations, and referrals, this position fills a key role in managing that information.
A clinical documentation specialist needs a strong familiarity with relevant computer …Read more
- Review accuracy, quality and completeness of clinical records.
- Ensure that all patient documents and records are maintained in accordance with legal guidelines.
- Work with clinical staff to obtain information for patient records.