Medical Coding from home is becoming more popular as technology continues to make it easier to perform the same work as in an office setting. After completing medical coding training most students study to gain their CPC certification first before venturing to find outside work experience. After this step is completed starting your own business from home is a more realistic option.
Performing medical coding jobs from home require not only experience but some software to get started. Medical coding software is easily accessible and costs under $1000.00 to purchase and set up. With the implementation of ICD-10 in October of 2013 quality software will be a necessity to set up a home office.
Medical coders who have accumulated enough experience often choose to work from home. This is possible because of the internet which helps the coder more effectively communicate with the doctors and other authorities for which the coder is working. The only drawback that working from home presents is those who are not experienced enough or do not have their CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CCA, or CCS certification yet may find it difficult to keep up with the demanding pace required by many employers. This could create a backlog of work and put undue stress on you to complete the necessary work.
A medical coding salary can range up to $75,000 a year. If you are an entry-level coder who does not have any experience in this field you may find it difficult to work from home at first. The medical coding and medical billing business is generally built from referrals. As such, prior work history can be very helpful in establishing your client base and overall business. The more guidance you can get up front from people experienced in the coding and billing businesses the easier this will be.
On the other hand, an experienced and internet savvy medical coder will find it much easier and convenient to work from home as there are many types of software that are making this choice a more realistic option.
Medical billing from home is another viable option for people looking for greater control over their income and flexible work hours. Starting a Medical Billing business is less intimidating than it was in the past and there are thousands of medical coders and medical billers who work from home and find it a challenging and rewarding experience. More people are adding this to their available work options each year.