Author Topic: Coding/Billing from home  (Read 1178 times)

elyse p

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Coding/Billing from home
« on: October 17, 2010, 06:21:40 PM »
Hello,

I have a diploma for coding/billing that I went to school for, I graduated in april 2008 and started working about a week after I finished school, I worked at an urgent care faclility with also a primary care in the same practice so i did all the coding and billing for both. I worked for 2 1/2 years untill i was layed off due to the economy. I was wondering if that could be enough experience to start working from home? I have all my school books that i kept for references for myself. I'm also confused and would like to know if anyone could tell me everything I need to do to start, everything I have came across untill this forum have been scams and unhelpful!! If some one could please guide me in the right direction who is poissibly more experienced, it would be greatly apreciated!

Thank you,
elyse

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Re: Coding/Billing from home
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 06:27:04 AM »
I don't think anyone could put out everything you would need to start, or tell you if you have enough experience. I can tell you it's a tough business to break into and you have to be ready to put in time and money.You will of course need to get all the licensing, go through business registrations in your state, purchase software, research clearinghouses, build a compliance plan, contracts, marketing materials, office equipment such as fax, copier, etc.
The best advice I can give is to put together a good business plan as a stepping stone. Once you have that done you can begin a marketing plan. Since you have on-site experience you can also put together a resume which will help you in your marketing.
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Re: Coding/Billing from home
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 08:30:00 PM »
Hi, I work as a medical coder consultant, my advice would be to get a coding certification. CPT, CSS, certification will enhance your resume. My blog visit if you want more information, medicalbc.blogspot.com