According to a December 2014 Payscale survey, the average annual salary for a minimum data set (MDS) coordinator is approximately $59,763. This represents the midpoint of the salary range from $42,513 to $77,014 per year.
The hourly rate for MDS coordinators ranges between $19.74 to $34.94, with overtime rates from $22.39 to $48.27 per hour. Pay rates vary with experience level.
MDS coordinators typically work in medical offices and long-term care facilities. Their role is to explain and implement federal guidelines, perform MDS assessments on the patients of a care facility and maintain records. Additionally, they train medical staff in MDS data collection techniques and inspect records to ensure compliance.