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raquel

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Newbie introduction with questions
« on: June 30, 2013, 06:53:58 AM »
Hello my name is Raquel. I'm so glad I finally found an "active" forum for this business! I'm very interested in starting a medical billing business from home. I see a lot of active users on here so I have confidence that the business is here to stay. My question is about starting and growing the business. Can anyone recommend courses or books on how to market/advertise a brand new medical billing business?

RichardP

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Re: Newbie introduction with questions
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 04:16:32 PM »
Welcome Raquel.  Try here for starters:

http://www.medicalbillinglive.com/medical-billing-products.shtml

As you read through the posts at the this site, you should come to the conclusion that, rather than being here to stay, this business is going through a serious transition, as is the rest of the medical field.

The government's encouragement for the medical field to transition to Electronic Medical Records, and the fact that much/most of these EMRs are being offered in the cloud, is leading to some irreversable changes.  That doesn't mean someone just starting out can't make it.  But it complicates the process - since those offering the EMRs in the cloud are also offering billing services as well.  That makes a certain amount of sense, since using an EMR forces the doctor to type the codes into the computer.  Since the codes are already in some company's EMR, it doesn't take much further effort for that company's worker-bees to send those codes off to an electronic clearing house.

Given that doctors are in the middle of figuring out how to respond to the government's "encouragement" to start using EMR's, you may not get the response you are looking for as a newbie just starting out.  You might consider going to work for a hospital or large doctors group, in their billing department, just to get some experience.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2013, 04:20:56 PM by RichardP »

Merry

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Re: Newbie introduction with questions
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 08:33:58 PM »
I would like to add to Richard's good comments. See if you can get a job in any capacity in a medical practice..even filing. Get your foot in the door. Remember, you are still considered a newbie til you get some real experience under your belt.