Coding, Third party billing?

  1. Does anyone have any knowledge about a position in third party billing, coding, etc? Do you need a whole new type of skill set for these positions, or would the average RN transition nicely? Do you know of anyone (RN's) that have moved to a position such as this? I *know* there would be a pay cut, but can anyone offer an example of the wage for such a position?
    I am always looking for a non clinical RN job, but they are hard to come by, and I am just about willing to do something like this.... any advice?
    Thanks!!!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   puggymae
    Our college offers coding and medical billing as part of their medical business office program - it is a two year course. I do not know about the pay scale.
  4. by   Multicollinearity
    With few exceptions, coders make tiny wages. My mother is a certified coder with years of experience. She chooses to NOT work in the coding field because $12 per hour doesn't cut it for her.

    There are jobs such as RHIA, but that requires a bachelor's degree. Also, I suppose one could obtain a job as an office manager for a physician practice and earn more.

    I worked in inpatient billing when I was about 20 years old. Back then it was an $8 per hour job. This was 13 years ago.

    If money really doesn't matter - admitting clerk jobs are pretty easy to come by. I did that when I was 18. It was actually a fun job.

    What about keeping RN pay without clinical work? You could work for an insurance company.
  5. by   RNOTODAY
    Quote from multicollinarity
    With few exceptions, coders make tiny wages. My mother is a certified coder with years of experience. She chooses to NOT work in the coding field because $12 per hour doesn't cut it for her.

    There are jobs such as RHIA, but that requires a bachelor's degree. Also, I suppose one could obtain a job as an office manager for a physician practice and earn more.

    I worked in inpatient billing when I was about 20 years old. Back then it was an $8 per hour job. This was 13 years ago.

    If money really doesn't matter - admitting clerk jobs are pretty easy to come by. I did that when I was 18. It was actually a fun job.

    What about keeping RN pay without clinical work? You could work for an insurance company.
    I would absolutely love to work for an ins co, but they are so hard to come by. $12 deff wont cut it for me, either........ I am desperate to find something I can tolerate for 40 hrs a week, and still maintain my sanity at the same time... and I am only a nurse, so..I am sort of looking for a job where I can be one, but not in the traditional role. I thought the OR would be better, but I cant cut it 40 hrs, I am terribly unhappy, in a clinical role. In actuality, I chose the wrong profession... but I have to deal the best I can now.

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