The average salary for a Clinical Documentation Specialist with Document Review and Distribution skills is $72,843.
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Job Description for Clinical Documentation Specialist
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 prog…Read more
Clinical Documentation Specialist Tasks
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Documentation Specialist
The top respondents for the job title Clinical Documentation Specialist are from the companies Prime Healthcare, Abbvie, Inc and Conifer Health Solutions. Reported salaries are highest at Conifer Health Solutions where the average pay is $85,000. Prime Healthcare pays the lowest at around $50,980.
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Popular Skills for Clinical Documentation Specialist
Skills in Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Critical Care and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Coding and Documentation.
Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Documentation Specialist
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 $60,584 based on 34 salaries. An early career Clinical Documentation Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,788 based on 231 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Documentation Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,504 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Clinical Documentation Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,125 based on 82 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,765.
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Employees with Clinical Documentation Specialist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 38.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (26.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (15.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (14.7% less).
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