Enrollment Specialist, Health Care Salary
The average Health Care Enrollment Specialist in the United States earns approximately $15.75 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Health Care Enrollment Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Health Care Enrollment Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$29,624 - $59,186|
|Bonus||$102 - $4,894|
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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).)
|$26,556 - $50,257|
|Hourly Rate||$12.14 - $21.20|
|Overtime||$17.02 - $35.62|
|Bonus||$102 - $4,894|
|Total Pay (||$26,556 - $50,257|
Job Description for Enrollment Specialist, Health Care
A healthcare enrollment specialist works at medical facilities such as private practices, assisted care facilities, hospitals, and medical study organizations. The enrollment specialist determines patient eligibility for care. The enrollment specialist may be able to recommend certain programs or treatments that the patient might be interested in. Frequently, another part of the job is verifying eligibility for treatments with the insurance companies and then approving the patient for care. A healthcare enrollment specialist may be tasked with obtaining patient records. The healthcare specialist will also be in charge of enrollment and other forms related to medical care and will make sure that they are filed correctly.Read More...
Telephone and email skills are important for this position, as these are the primary forms of communication. The enrollment specialist may also have to access patient records electronically. In some positions, front desk duties may also be assigned. These may include checking in patients, scheduling appointments, answering phone calls, and preparing patient charts. Most positions will allow the enrollment specialist to work regular daytime office hours, as much of the communication with other parties is done during this time. Some enrollment specialist positions may even allow teleworking and involve helping patients to enroll themselves in insurance programs and healthcare programs online. There are both part-time and full-time positions available. Many positions require experience in the health care field and knowledge of medical terms. Some positions require some college experience, while others prefer nursing certification. However, there are also positions available for those who have a high school diploma. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Enrollment Specialist, Health Care Tasks
- Enter, update, and review data to ensure correct data are available.
- Understand, explain, and document Medicare and Medicaid needs.
- Analyze data to identify trends, opportunities, and potential knowledge gaps.
- Seek information where gaps are identified.
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Popular Skills for Enrollment Specialist, Health Care
Survey takers working as Health Care Enrollment Specialists report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Credentialing, Data Entry, Medicare, and Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Typing and Oral / Verbal Communication also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare.
Pay by Experience Level for Enrollment Specialist, Health Care
Pay by Experience for an Enrollment Specialist, Health Care has a positive trend. An entry-level Enrollment Specialist, Health Care with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 233 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Enrollment Specialist, Health Care with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 122 salaries. An experienced Enrollment Specialist, Health Care which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 69 salaries. An Enrollment Specialist, Health Care with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 13 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Health Care Enrollment Specialists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Health Care Enrollment Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Tampa (+15 percent), Detroit (+14 percent), Albany (+9 percent), and Philadelphia (+3 percent). Augusta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Louisville and Atlanta (10 percent lower).
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