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Topic Originator: Guadalupe
Post Date March 16, 2005 @ 10:07 AM
I need some information

March 16, 2005 @ 10:07 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hello to ya all!!!

I need some information on how to get employ in the medical billing & coding field;  I am a newbee in this forum in surch of input; if some body has any ideas, please, reply.

After been a certified nurse's assistant for eleven years, I decided it was time to go back to school, I choose a short training in Medical Information management ( seven months, 760 Hrs.), and I ended graduating, and a National Certified Insurance & Coding Specialist.

So far I haven't be able to find employment, every where I had apply, they ask me for hands on experience, at least one year;  where can a freshman get started??

I got certified by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) has any body hear of them???

Thank you.

David W. Miller
March 18, 2005 @ 8:18 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I suggest getting a part time job in a physicians office or perhaps a dental practice. It does not necesarily have to be a billing position. Try starting out as an office assisitant or something of that nature. Then while you are on the job you can have the person who does the billing mentor you. After all there is no better experience than actually doing.

David W. Miller, COO
Medical Billing Solutions, Inc.
empowering your practice with profitability

March 22, 2005 @ 11:56 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I agree 100%. As long as you are working in the same industry is the most important thing. If you are trying to become a medical biller, and you have previusly been a RN, then you may already know someone in the HR or Office area. Chat with them. See if you can become a secretary or just a general office helper and then work your way into the Billing/Coder job.

Of course doing the certificate will help.

Many newbee's want to jump right into Billing, with little or no experience. Then when they cannot find that perfect job, they tend to give up and many times go back to what they were originally were doing. As its a shame.

Give yourself a goal. Maybe 6 to 12 months working in an medical office in any way before giving up or looking at a new avenue.

Good luck. Also seek extern/internship's.

You will succeed if you put every effort into it.

HR Manager

May 4, 2005 @ 4:50 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

thats gr8 peoples are really helping you in the right manner and you have to work in this field for about an yr or so for a JOB as a coder/biler. So try using the technique as sugested from the both gentelmen.

Health Care Consultant

June 29, 2005 @ 4:32 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

If you speak spanish and are in the Atlanta, GA area I have an entry level position opening in September.  E-mail me if you are still looking.

June 30, 2005 @ 6:55 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I wish I was, but I am in San Antonio, TX. do you know some one out here that can help?

I am still looking!!!

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