Work at home: HEDIS + CCS = JOB?

  1. Please HELP! Nurse with 20 years experience that includes in/out patient clinical, case management and administration. Despite what I feel is an attractive resume, I'm finding it challenging to land a work from home position. I've omitted case management with insurance companies and instead really like the idea of chart auditing, data abstraction and coding. I have some experience with all this but get turned down because I lack experience with specific Core Measures. And for coding jobs employers want CPC or CCS cert with 1 year experience. So after some research I'm curious if I obtained my CPC OR CCS and then also took a course on HEDIS, would this combo land me a job???? Just want to find a niche that will create income of at least 50k. Greatly appreciate any guidance or insights <3
    Last edit by knurse8 on Jun 30
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Pixie.RN
    I am not sure you're going to find that kind of salary as a coder without coding experience, despite your extensive experience as a nurse. If an employer could hire an experienced non-clinical coder for less than a nurse with no coding experience but some certs, it's not a tough choice from a business perspective.

    One area you might look at that does value clinical experience is in working with trauma registries. Trauma registrars are sometimes hired for remote positions. Though you'd need to learn the particulars of coding for injuries and working with a trauma registry, this is one area in which clinical experience seems to be more valued for data abstraction purposes.
  4. by   knurse8
    Thanks for the information Pixie.RN! I found a Trauma Reg. job posting and applied. Will keep on my list of options in this competitive virtual RN market!
  5. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from knurse8
    Thanks for the information Pixie.RN! I found a Trauma Reg. job posting and applied. Will keep on my list of options in this competitive virtual RN market!
    Awesome!!!
  6. by   empatheticRN
    I have only 4 years experience RN bedside experience and was looking into this area/ clinical improvement specialist jobs but they want experience plus certifications. Most jobs that will give you the experience are not remote. I am planning to to do/apply for inpatient jobs in this area and then apply to remote openings after a year or two.

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