The average hourly pay for an MDS Coordinator is $28.58.
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Job Description for MDS Coordinator
A minimum data sets (MDS) coordinator serves an important role in medical offices or locations specializing in longer-term care. Minimum Data Sets is a process required by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for all individuals in care of Medicare or Medicaid medical facilities. The MDS assessment process is time-consuming, and must be completed in a meticulous fashion; for this reason, the MDS coordinator must be extremely knowledgeable of this process. They often explain these p…Read more
MDS Coordinator Tasks
- Assess patients and collect data for the Minimum Data Set (MDS).
- Collate charts and chart data, inspect records, and create reports.
- Implement and explain federal and organizational regulations and guidelines.
- Maintain patient medical records and develop individualized care plans with targeted outcomes.
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Popular Employer Salaries for MDS Coordinator
The top respondents for the job title MDS Coordinator are from the companies Consulate Health Care, HCR ManorCare and Sava Senior Care. Reported salaries are highest at HCR ManorCare where the average pay is $34.11. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Life Care Centers of America and Genesis HealthCare, earning around $30.88 and $30.52, respectively. Diversicare pays the lowest at around $25.60. Consulate Health Care and Sava Senior Care also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $27.54 and $27.67, respectively.
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Skills in Long Term Care, Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare, Medicaid & Medicare Regulation and Medicare are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geriatrics.
Pay by Experience Level for MDS Coordinator
An entry-level MDS Coordinator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.90 based on 150 salaries. An early career MDS Coordinator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.55 based on 1,001 salaries. A mid-career MDS Coordinator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.10 based on 711 salaries. An experienced MDS Coordinator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.68 based on 769 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with MDS Coordinator in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 21.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (18.4% more) and Dallas, Texas (14.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.5% less) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (0.3% less).
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