Results 1 to 7 of 7

work at home

  1. #1
    Location
    SYLVA NORTH CAROLINA
    Posts
    13
    Default work at home
    Medical Coding Books
    I recently took the CPC exam and found out that I passed. I am very interested in working from home. Does anyone have experience with this or know anyone who has gotten a job doing this.

    Thanks
    Kimtuck

  2. Default
    Hi Kim -

    I have been coding from home for the past 5 years. I created a website with info. about coding for those just breaking into the industry. This page is dedicated to remote coding jobs and might help point you in the right dirrection http://www.medicalbillingandmedicalc...odingjobs.html

    Good luck

    Kristy

  3. #3
    Location
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire
    Posts
    1,970
    Default
    Kristy...that's a fabulous site! I wish more potential coding students would investigate this before they hand over their hard-earned dollars for coding and billing courses that provide some sort of 'coding certification' that none of us have ever hear of.

    Most of the new coders I have interviewed recently can't even tell me the difference between CPT and ICD-9. This tells me that they aren't even being taught the basics, never mind having the skill set necessary for employment in any healthcare setting. It's a shame that so many people have been taken advantage of.

    But, as my mom used to say...."nobody can take advantage of you without your permission".
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

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

  4. Default
    Thanks Pam, I appreciate it. The goal was to help protect honest individuals from being taken advange of and help them become coders successfully.

  5. Default
    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Brooks View Post
    Kristy...that's a fabulous site! I wish more potential coding students would investigate this before they hand over their hard-earned dollars for coding and billing courses that provide some sort of 'coding certification' that none of us have ever hear of.

    Most of the new coders I have interviewed recently can't even tell me the difference between CPT and ICD-9. This tells me that they aren't even being taught the basics, never mind having the skill set necessary for employment in any healthcare setting. It's a shame that so many people have been taken advantage of.

    But, as my mom used to say...."nobody can take advantage of you without your permission".
    That's true but when you don't know where to turn to gain new skills & enter a new profession, we trust the education we pay for is what we need. It's not that we're allowing anyone to take advantage of us.

  6. Default
    Hi Kim -

    I worked from home for 2 years doing coding and it was great! Unfortunately it's not offered where I work anymore so I'm stuck coming into work like everyone else now

    My situation is a little different though - I work for a University so I have full benefits. I guess it just depends on what kind of coding position you're looking for. I know ours doesn't allow people to work from home anymore but I do know of hospitals in my area that hire coders who work from home 100% after training.

    Good luck!

    Kim Hoffman, CPC

  7. #7
    Location
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire
    Posts
    1,970
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by okathy View Post
    That's true but when you don't know where to turn to gain new skills & enter a new profession, we trust the education we pay for is what we need. It's not that we're allowing anyone to take advantage of us.
    When you enter any field, it's important to research whether or not the education you are receiving is going to provide you the value for your dollars. Did you check with physicians, hospitals or other coders before signing up for classes? If so, did they tell you that you'd be instantly hire-able once you completed your courses? Did you check with your school to see if they had post-graduation placement, and what those rates were?

    Don't be offended, but there are a lot of posters out there who are whining up a storm because they can't find work, and all they relied upon were the glossy brochures from the career schools. A big part of a successful coder's job is being able to do the research. That's not to say that a new coder is unable to find work, I've hired several in the past few years, and have been very happy with them.

    Successfully working from home is really only an option for a very skilled coder.

    Kristy has provided an extremely valuable resource. I'd encourage anyone considering this field to read it carefully! Just my opinion.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

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

Similar Threads

  1. Work at Home
    By tjrice in forum Employment General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-19-2014, 11:53 AM
  2. Looking to work from Home!
    By michelek54 in forum Job Postings
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-05-2011, 07:39 AM
  3. work from home
    By mapa93@hotmail.com in forum Employment General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-02-2011, 09:56 PM
  4. looking for work from home
    By barbara1 in forum Resume Postings
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-23-2010, 03:05 PM
  5. At home work
    By klavigne in forum Employment General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-12-2008, 12:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.