Medical Administrative Specialist Salary
The average wage for a Medical Administrative Specialist is $14.52 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
|Salary||$21,447 - $70,765|
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Job Description for Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical administrative specialists are responsible for incoming and outgoing medical records and ensuring that all medical release-of-information requests are HIPAA-compliant. They also handle clerical duties pertaining to medical records, scheduling, and other patient-related tasks.Read More...
An associate's degree may be a minimum requirement for this position, and prior medical experience is not usually necessary, as the position consists of clerical duties within a medical office rather than actual medical care. These specialists work in hospitals and private practice, as well as in dental offices and orthopedic care, and some computer skills are necessary in this position to manage scheduling and billing in Microsoft Excel.
Medical administrative specialists are responsible for contacting patients and setting appointments, as well as checking patients in and out and performing any necessary follow-up calls after treatment. Other tasks may include filling out basic intake information upon taking new patients and working with other administrative staff, and they work primarily at the front desk of the medical establishment. These specialists typically work during regular weekly business hours, and long or unusual shifts are rarely necessary in this position. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Medical Administrative Specialist Tasks
- Build and maintain patient and provider schedules and clinician rosters, coordinating appointments, surgeries, and consultations.
- Perform clerical tasks, such as ordering and maintaining office supplies and performing file management.
- Assist in preparing reports, financial statements, and/or case histories.
- Assist patients and visitors upon arrival, performing check-ins, verifying information, and responding to inquiries.
- Compile, maintain, update, and deliver medical records and/or correspondence between staff.
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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Administrative Specialist
Pay by Experience for a Medical Administrative Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Administrative Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Administrative Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Medical Administrative Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 13 salaries. A Medical Administrative Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 6 salaries.
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