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dgarri

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Remote coding from home
« on: August 28, 2011, 05:06:19 PM »
Hello eveyone,

I am new to this site and am looking for some advice.  I have been in the medical industry for almost 12yrs.  I have been doing the coding and some of the billing for a Cardiologist for the past 4yrs.  This past Dec I received my CPC from the AAPC and now I am wanting to take on some remote billing from home.  I am open to any and all suggestions on getting started with this. Do's, Don'ts ect......  Thanks so much ;D
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Re: Remote coding from home
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 07:21:26 AM »
Well, there are lots of very good posts on the forum with great advice.  We are blessed to have so many willing to share their experiences and expertise.  Marketing will be the hardest part of getting started and many have shared some great ideas.  You may want to go back and read some of the older posts.

Good luck!
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Re: Remote coding from home
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2011, 06:11:53 PM »
Another concern is whether doctors are using remote billers enough to justify embarking on this home based business venture. I know that some are outsourcing over seas and with the implementation of EMR, more are keeping billing "in-house".  I would like some input on the present state of the business and the prospects for the future (trends which only those on the "inside" would know) before making the necessary time and money investments.
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Re: Remote coding from home
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011, 07:52:11 PM »
Personally I still feel there is as much need, if not more for outsourcing, now than there was in the past.  In this economy providers can't afford to not collect everything they are entitled to, and most billers know that many providers just cannot accomplish this in the office.  Some can - don't get me wrong.  They have a good biller that's been with them for a while.  But most have high turnover and really don't know what the person doing the billing is doing.  Some think that do to EMR they need to bring it in house, but in my opinion they are wrong.  EMR really shouldn't affect billing.  The EMR companies use billing as a sales tool.

Most PM systems are 5010 ready, or will be.  Most likely you will need to update before ICD 10 anyway, so it won't be added cost.  If you purchase your PM system now, you will need to update in a year or two for other reasons.
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