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Topic Originator: Radhs
Post Date August 22, 2007 @ 1:54 PM
work from Home billing/coding


Radhs
August 22, 2007 @ 1:54 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hi

I am planning to study Medical billing/coding and would like to know

Is it possible to work from home ?

Which is the good college to study and I want to learn online.


I am so confused.  

Thank you

Judy Ward
August 23, 2007 @ 9:18 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

NO need for a college class. Attend a program taught by AACP instructors that prepare you to take the CPC exam. I am in the process of hiring CPC's. For our company, tehy can work from home.

Elisa
August 23, 2007 @ 10:21 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Judy,

What's the name of your company?

Sharon
August 23, 2007 @ 3:59 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I have been a CPC for 7 years and I am currently seeking coding positions working from home.  Please send information on your company. Thanks!

Ramona
August 26, 2007 @ 7:07 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am interested in coding from home. I am AAPC certified as a CPC and have been working in an office for over 4 years. I don't have that much experience with the billing portion because all the billing is done through the hospital. Do you have anything just for coding? Or, I know I am capable of learning the billing side if needed.

kimberly sennett
August 31, 2007 @ 9:03 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hi Judy,
I am a LPN and a CPC-A, I also have experience with MDS'S I am currently looking for a job from home. Could you please give me some information on your company?  Thank you

          Regards,

                       Kimberly Sennett

Linda Buffington
August 31, 2007 @ 3:37 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Try the Practice Management Institute online courses, less expensive than CPC         http://www.pmimd.com/default.asp

Good Luck

Joan Alberts
September 2, 2007 @ 11:01 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Judy,

I would love to hear about any coding and/or billing opportunities that you have available. I have my CPC and have managed coding/billing for hospital owned medical offices for over 15 years.  I would love to transition to a home based opportunity.

Rosemary Lewis
September 4, 2007 @ 7:32 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hello:  I am looking for a position as a medical coder/biller from home.  I have my CPC-A and CPC-H-A credentials. I have six years as an OR Charge Audit Specialist for a large hospital in Indianapolis, In and I would like to use my coding skills at home and  cut out the drive to Indy and gain valuable experience in the coding field.  Do you know how I can get this opportunity?  I have the skills necessary to do the job but I have very little experience as a coder as I am a new medical coder.  

Thanks Rosemary

Steve Verno
September 4, 2007 @ 11:40 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I love the responses when someone mentions they have their own company.

To respond to the original questions:


Is it possible to work from home ?

Answer:   Anything is possible.  But, look at the people responding looking for work.  It will be hard as heck.  The industry is now oversaturated with coders and billers and almost all want to work from home.  What you should do, before you do anything, is contact the hospitals, doctors, practices and billing companies in your area and ask them if they will hire you when you complete your training.  If all you get is no, what chances do you think you will get them to say yes afterwards.  If you are talking about billing from home, most doctors and practices dont want to trust their business to someone new, without experience and to someone doing this from home.  But, can it happen?  Yup, but you better show you are the best and your wanting to work from home isnt just to be there for your children. That will close the door so fast on you. Why?  Because in the mind of the provider, your attention will be devoted to your children versus that of the provider.  

Which is the good college to study and I want to learn online.

There is NO ONE good college.  I recommend taking a course through the Medical Association of Billers (www.e-medbill.com), or through the AMBA.  Both are very reputable and offer certification.

Melinda Pace
September 6, 2007 @ 2:28 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am currently attending college for healthcare Reimbursement and i will be finish June of 2008.
I have started my coding class and i am looking for work at home job doing billing and coding. How do i get information about how to work for your company.

Janice Daniels
September 9, 2007 @ 7:45 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hello I would like to know if any one now where I can apply for an at
homw coding position. I'm a CPC with 12 years exp. in Radology.


Thank You

Ammie Lyons
September 12, 2007 @ 12:01 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hi, If you are looking to work from home in Medical Billing I suggest you look at our website. There is a difference in billing and coding. Coders are mainly used in hospital settings not from home. Billers may work from home as a home based business owners. I have taken the course that I work for and also I have been a medical biller for 6 years. www.medicalbillingcourse.com

Marina
September 13, 2007 @ 1:56 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I agree with you Ammie. I never heard of such coders working from home! A medical billing specialist can work from home ONLY if she runs her own business ...

Cynthia Reneau, CPC
September 13, 2007 @ 2:50 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hi! Just say your post on the BC Advantage forum.....are you still looking to hire remote coders? I have over one year experience in billing and coding and am a CPC through AAPC, planning to sit for my RHIT certification next year!
If you are interested, or know of anyone else looking for coders to work from home, please let me know and I will send resume and references!

Thank you,
Cynthia R. Reneau, CPC

Wow
September 28, 2007 @ 10:18 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Ammie and Marina, I don't know how in the world you two can make those assertions.   I have worked as both a coder and a biller from home, and did not own my own business.  Telecommuting is an old, old concept that is growing in popularity every year.  It is not uncommon at all for employees that don't deal with customers and coworkers face-to-face to work remotely, and that includes the medical profession.

Steve Verno
September 29, 2007 @ 7:23 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

There ARE many coders, who work for physicians and billing companies that code from home.  Coding at home is not limited to hospital coders.  

You do NOT have to own your own business to work as a medical biller out of your home. I work for 14 physician practices, both as a coder and biller and I work out of my home.  The practices are 400 miles away from me.  The physicians own the billing company and everyone in the company works at home.  

The computer system is at the home of the CFO, along with the lock box activity.  All correspondence goes to a PO Box and not a bank.  It is taken to the home of the CFO where he has a bedroom converted to an office.  Everything is scanned and sent to me, electronically with a copy of the deposit slip.  I log into the computer system using Citrix and a VPN Network.  I post the payments, send statements by e-mail to patients who have elected to receive them that way and paper statements I print and take to the post office. The charts are also scanned and sent to me electronically.  I enter the data, code the visit and I sent all claims electronically directly to the insurance company or through the clearinghouse.  

If something needs to be faxed, I e-mail the CFO and he faxes it, scans the confirmation sheet and I get that electronically.  We have a voice mail set up for any calls made by insurance companies, attorneys and patients.  I call in using my cell phone, pick up my messages and make my calls.  

The practice loves it this way because they save a ton of money.  No renting office space, equipment, etc.  We get the savings in our paychecks.  We also work flex hours.  I may need to go to a doctor appointment.  So, the time I spent there is easily made up later.

So, a medical biller CAN work out of their home and not own their own business.  They can be an employee of the hospital, provider or billing company.  Coders for physicians, billing companies and hospitals also work out of their homes as employees.  

There are many, who desire to work out of their homes, because they wish to start their own coding or billing company.

Roxanna
October 3, 2007 @ 11:52 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Steve,

Hello, you are working the way I am wanting to work. I would love to ask you some questions if you have the time or would be willing to help. You can send me an email if you don't mind at roxies91@charter.net ....

Thanks in advance for your response.

Marina
October 4, 2007 @ 3:32 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Wow,

Even there is still a possibility to work as a remote coder It remains very difficult to find that kind of job.

Let's say the vast majority of job openings are never advertised, take the remainder as a sample and tell me which percentage the remote coders are representing...

Sharon
October 17, 2007 @ 9:26 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am very interested in getting a job coding from home.  I am a CPC and have 24 years experience in the medical field

Susan Cole
November 28, 2007 @ 8:22 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Are you still hiring Coders to work from home?

Dean Houston
November 28, 2007 @ 10:58 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Ms Ward

Read you response regarding coding from home. Just wondering if you are still looking for coders to work from home. I have coded Emergency Department, Anesthesia, Hand Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery. I also am doing billing for a Family Practice.

Thanks You

Dean

REKHA
December 5, 2007 @ 1:06 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

HELLO STEVE,

  I AM AN ENTRY LEVEL MEDICAL CODER WITH AHIMA CCA CERTIFICATION FROM INDIANAPOLIS,KINDLY GIVE ME YOUR VALUABLE INFO ,HOW TO GET
INTO  A POSITION FROM OUTSIDE OR HOME?

THANKS

cynthia
December 6, 2007 @ 9:55 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am a CPC with 7+ years experience in coding/billing/compliance. I am experienced in specialities of Orthopedic Trauma, General Surgery/Surgery Oncology, OB/GYN, Internal Medicine, Family Practice. I live in Georgia and  I am looking for opportunities to work from home.



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