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Annie

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What certification training do you recommend?
« on: January 02, 2009, 09:49:35 AM »
Hello,

I am looking in to getting some certification training and not sure if I should go with an online course or if I actually should go through a college for a two year degree.  I do have some practical experience as I have been working for WellPoint/Anthem for the last six years in different claims departments, so I have some knowledge already, but not enough.  My goal is to start a medical billing business from home due to Epilepsy.  Reasons are safety and flexible schedule, just to start.

Please let me know what you think.  I know if I go through an actual college, my tuition will be paid for.  Online schools don't always have financial aid available when using government money.  I honestly don't have the funds to pay immediately for the online schools due to divorce and being a single parent.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Annie :)
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Re: What certification training do you recommend?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 12:56:46 PM »
Hi Annie,
   I was hoping someone else on the forum may have some experience with either college or online courses.  I actually talked to a woman yesterday who is taking a college course from a local college, but it is online.  That may be a possibility for you, then you may still get the funding. 

   It sounds like you have a great foundation with your experience.  The online course may be better so you could go at your speed, especially in areas you already know.

Good luck!  :)

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Re: What certification training do you recommend?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 01:41:01 PM »
Hi Michele,

Thank you so much for the reply.  I am thinking online would be better.  How long do your courses last for and do you have any payment options available?  Also, if no payment options are available, then once I receive my tax refund, I would be able to pay for the class in full.  The sooner I complete my training and take my certification exam, the sooner I can start my medical business from home.

Another question, any recommendations on what type of business name would be professional, but still my own? I was thinking Annie's Medical Billing Solutions, Forever Medical Billing Solutions, or last but not least AMT Medical Billing Solutions which is what my mom likes, but my concern is when I answer the business telephone, I want to use the business name. 

Let me know what you honestly think.

Thank you for your time and consideration of my questions and answering them.

Have a great day!

Annie
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Re: What certification training do you recommend?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 06:37:56 PM »
We don't have online courses.  Sorry if it sounded like we did.  I was just saying that I thought the online course might be better for you. 

As far as the name, I think your mom is right.  The AMT Medical Billing Solutions sounds the most business like.  The other two sound a little too foofooy (if that's a word).  I think that with medical billing you need to sound businessy.  People may look at your name and not take you seriously.  I know what you are trying to do with them as far as get a little personality into it but there are other ways to do that.  Once they sign and get to know you, you will establish a relationship and be able to show personality. 

Hope I wasn't too blunt.  After doing this business this long you learn how the providers look at things.  Personally I like the other two names, I just don't think they would be good choices. :)

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Re: What certification training do you recommend?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 12:38:54 AM »
Michelle Rimmer offers a medical billilng class ( and certification ), a coding class and several other classes on line for a very reasonable price and some payment plans her web site is: admin@learnmedicalbillingonline.com     right now her delux package, including med billing and certification is 649.00 with the option to make monthly payments of 219.70 per month.  Or you can take just the medical billing with certification only, for 199.00.   Good luck! I hope this helps.

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Re: What certification training do you recommend?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 04:41:27 AM »
Hi Annie,
I would go with Trisha's suggestion and try Michelle Rimmer's course if you can.  Good luck.  You should pick everything up real quick with your experience.
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Refund Posting in software
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009, 09:31:23 PM »
Hi Michel,

Please let me know how to posting in software refund amount to Insurance.

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Re: What certification training do you recommend?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2009, 07:34:06 PM »
Each software system is different, and it would depend upon how the software was set up to post them.

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