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Old 01-24-2014, 12:24 PM
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Default At home Medical Billing & Coding

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I am so new to this site and hope I am doing it right??? I have a Medical Coding and Billing Certificate from a course that I took through ASU 2 years ago. I had interviewed for a couple of jobs but never ended up in the medical field. I am now looking for a part-time at home coding or billing job and wanted to know if that is realistic and if I could do it through this site?

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Old 01-28-2014, 11:52 AM
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It sure doesn't hurt to try. Try searching through the site's Site Search feature to find medical coding jobs to apply for. I have heard that it's harder to get into the medical billing and coding field at home without outside experience than it is to get into medical transcription. But that wouldn't stop me if I was you. Go for it. You never know until you try.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:40 AM
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Just out of curiosity, is medical coding lucrative as a full time profession??
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:24 PM
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From the research I've done, in certain states you can earn close to $60K depending on experience and where you got licensed.
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I am curious: how long does it take to become a coder? What is the approximate salary range? How many hours is a typical work week? Thanks to anyone who can answer. I have been thinking for a very long time of making the leap into this profession.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:35 PM
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That does sound interesting, would like some more info about it, too.
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I am curious: how long does it take to become a coder? What is the approximate salary range? How many hours is a typical work week? Thanks to anyone who can answer. I have been thinking for a very long time of making the leap into this profession.



I too would like to know this too with all the technology they have now I think this job would be obsolete now since the Dr's could update the notes and billing at the same time but I could be wrong.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:07 AM
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I too would like to know this too with all the technology they have now I think this job would be obsolete now since the Dr's could update the notes and billing at the same time but I could be wrong.
If you google remote coding jobs, you'll find alot. Here is one with a well known company.
https://www.maximhealthinformationse...ding-auditors/

The pay can range from $20,000-$80,000 or more but you have to be certified. That can take months or more than a year. You can go to local schools or online schools. Alot of hospitals hire remote coders.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:00 AM
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Medical coding continues to be a growing field. There are 10's of thousands of codes, so even though doctors increasingly have computers in front of them during appointments, they can't possibly know all the codes to correctly code a visit, and they need to be correct to get proper reimbursement from insurance companies.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the profession of medical coding is projected to continue growing at a faster than average pace. Average salaries range from $40-50,000, depending where you live.

To get hired you need to be certified by AHIMA or the AAPC. The certification exams are challenging, to pass them you'll need to have completed a curriculum that includes anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, reimbursement methodology, intermediate/advanced ICD diagnostic/procedural and CPT coding.
Career Step's coding certificate was written by two top AHIMA consultants, and is AHIMA-approved. The curriculum will also qualify you to pass the AAPC exam (which is a little easier). It can be completed with 4 to 6 months of full-time study and tuition includes a voucher to take the certification exams.
The program is completely online and self-paced, so you can get all your training done at home. A few times per year they have a tuition discount if you enroll by a certain date,. they are offering one this month. Here is a link to that offer:
Career Step | Medical Transcription | Medical Coding | Pharmacist Assistant
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