One great advantage of medical coding and billing jobs is that they can be done from home. Many professional coders are working from home nowadays, and through that they are earning an average of $13-$18 per hour. So, apart from your educational credentials and certification, you must have some physical things like fast working PC and fast and reliable internet connection. Some hospitals require coders to be on hospital premises at least once per week. Again, some clinics and health related data agencies require coders to present in their main premises 2-3 times every week. But working from home remains the principal mode of working pattern for the medical coding and billing professionals everywhere, from Los Angeles to New York and from Miami to Seattle. Some may find it very interesting that someone is working in an organization but coming in the office 1-2 times per week.
Actually all billing and coding jobs require you to input data and record those in unique manger so that one could have that data within seconds in any time in the future. Working location does not matter. You are sitting and working seriously in office or enjoying mp3 songs in home or enjoying vacation in countryside sandy beaches. The thing that that matter most here is data entry and data encryption using set of guidelines. Yes. That is true. The standard of guidelines, medical rules and regulations remains the same everywhere. You cannot deny or neglect that. Even, their most recent version are required to be used in any dealings or billing processes. ICD-9 is being used now commonly throughout US as the principal set of guidelines for the medical billing and coding process. It clearly explains how you have to use patient information, how you will reimburse bill claims, how you will keep patient records etc. No professional coder can neglect this set of rules. They should be followed until its next version is announced. ICD-10 will be launched in June, 2014. From them on every medical coding and billing professional will be using ICD-10 for every professional purpose.
However, working online from home offers big opportunities to many. Those people who are nostalgic can stay at home with their parents or own family most of the time. Again, home environment keep your mind calm and cool so that extra stress and depression never likely to touch you. Again, you could celebrate anniversaries, enjoy special days and occasions delightfully with near and dear ones which many professionals fail to do. Apart from this merits, home working offers you some demerits too. It can set you apart from coworkers and other official stakeholders. If you are not strong at communication skill you might find it very difficult to overcome this. Adding to that, you will miss the luxuries of team meeting, foreign trip, group working or team-building environment that sales, marketing and other administrative professionals enjoys time to time. But one thing remains the same always there will be deadline and you have to meet that.