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Topic Originator: Athena
Post Date August 15, 2006 @ 4:03 PM
Work from Home

August 15, 2006 @ 4:03 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I will graduating in December 2006 with my AS in Science for Medical Billing and Coding.  I really want to work from home.  I don't know where to start.  I am not afraid of the hard work that it will take I just dont know where to begin.  

Any help will be appreciated.

August 23, 2006 @ 11:02 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

It is very unrealistic to expect to work from home until you have at least a few years experience in the work place.  Remote jobs are very hard to find.  That the reality of it.

August 23, 2006 @ 1:15 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hello, I have my own medical billing service that I started 3 years ago. I had been doing billing at that time for over 13 years. I took the chance and went out on my own. It was very slow for the first year as I only had a referral to do billing for a part time Dr. I find its very hard to get Dr's. All my Drs were referred to me by either someone that knew me from a previous job or from one Dr to another. I have advertised with no response. I suggest that you get a job working for another billing service and get some good experience before you take the plunge. Drs are very afraid of change and have a hard time trusting someone to handle all of there income. I just wanted to be very truthful with you. Its really not as easy as it sounds.

August 23, 2006 @ 10:24 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Thank you for the advice.  I am tryng to find work.  I have sent my resume out to 20 postions and nothing yet.  I try ot send out at leat five a day.  I am praying that someone bites.

August 25, 2006 @ 1:04 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

go to or call them at 800 652 3500 for assistance, it is really expensive that medical billing opportunite, but I think It is worth of it.. It is really difficult to do that kind of business without any experience.

Dan Young
September 9, 2006 @ 3:16 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hi Athena,
check out my article in the latest B-C Magazine, page 22, The Ups & Downs of Your Own Billing Company.  This may jelp you decide on starting your own company.

June 16, 2007 @ 11:41 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

If you are still interested, please contact me.  786-728-2247 or

July 17, 2007 @ 2:21 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I do not know if she is still interested but I just graduated with an as in medical Billing and I am interested  my email is

September 17, 2007 @ 11:53 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Hi Bonnie
I was reading what you said about working from home as a Medical Billier. I wanted to start doing it from home as of 2008. I just don't know how to get my business started, do you have any advice on what I should start with fist. I was going to apply for a Tax Id # and I don't know if I really need to or not. Any assistance that you can give I would really appreciate it.

September 18, 2007 @ 2:35 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Contact your local Small Business Administration(SBA) either his partners closest to you: The SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives), Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Women's Business Centers (WBCs) for small business counseling and assistance.Take a medical billing course custom made for the medical billing business ownership. The is an example. Set up the business goals (write a business plan), establish the start-up costs and how you will get the funds. Choose a name for your business and register it, check the laws regarding business licensing in your state and zoning regulations in your town, decide what legal structure your business will take (soleproprietor is the most sample for small start ups, LLC or corporation), set-up a business checking account, a PO Box mail adress, obtain a business or liability insurance, consult an accountant and attorney, design a logo and a website if you desire one, ..Set up your home office: select a software, purchase your equipmnt, forms and referral medical coding and billing manuals, office supplies. Join at least one of the organizations for medical billing specialists. Subscribe to the medical billing field newsletters and magazines. Then market your services..

Also read the publications:
By: Vanessa Best, CPC, CCS-P
2.Medical billing beginner book by Hackett, Paul G.
3.How to start a small business in your state on

I also start my own business Jan 2008! Good luck to us!

September 22, 2007 @ 5:15 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am interested in working from home.  I have 16 years of medical billing experience.  Do you have information that will help me?


Mike A
October 28, 2007 @ 9:18 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

If you want to bill from home you are going to need software.  There are a few good FREE ones out there like FreeB which can be found at

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