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    I like working at home but it is hard. Sometimes I dont get charts to do. If you need a steady job it is hard to do remote. I worked one year doing reviewing for my company before I took the test to do remote coding.

  2. #12
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    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire


    Quote Originally Posted by skmcdaniel View Post
    I want to work from home because it would save on childcare.

    Although this sounds like a marvelous solution, most companies that offer remote coding opportunities expect you to replicate a professional and confidential (remember, we're working with medical records) office environment in your home. I've said this before on this board....This means that you must have within your home a secure office, and have the ability to accomplish your work during the day. You can't get up every five minutes to fix a sandwich or change a diaper. Working off the kitchen table while the kids watch Barney is not what most coding companies (or hospitals) expect or even allow.

    New coders......Please, please research the expectations of this industry before spend your hard-earned money on coding courses, exams and job searches. The number of posters on this board who are inexperienced, disillusioned and unemployed is staggering, but this is another area of coding that is typically not available to brand-new coders.

    I agree with Kevin that I wouldn't be at all interested in working from home, since I would rather not think that "out of sight, out of mind" would apply to me! I prefer to be in the midst of it all!
    Pam Brooks, MHA, CPC, PCS, COC
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

    If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

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    I worked at home for a year doing ER coding and yes it is hard and takes discipline., but it was the best year I ever had. work my hours, my pace..can do appts, errands,. I worked a lot of weekends. but you dont have to put up with office politics, annoying people..the hospital I worked for closed or i would still be working at home

  4. #14


    how did you find your job at home? my hospital closed so i had to go to work back at an office...miss working at home

  5. #15


    I have worked out of my home office for the past 3 years. Granted it is very difficult esp with 2 young children however I love it. It takes a lot of discipline as well as a great deal of knowledge of the coding world to be able to do it remotely. It is quite understandable to me when I see that 2-3 years experience is needed when I see remote coding positions posted.

    Remote work is not for everyone but it certainly is a perfect fit for me. I want to also add that I began to work from home after 12 years of working out of the home in the coding/healthcare industry. So I certainly had the needed experience to transition to remote.
    Kelly Long CPC, CFE
    Manager Audit and Compliance

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