Home Based Medical Coding

  1. I am interested in Medical Coding. Does anyone do this from home? Any information is appreciated.
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  3. by   sassynurse78
    Good question! I am also interested. I had a friend that paid a bunch of money to take a course for this and was then not able to find any type of stay at home work.
  4. by   James Huffman
    I found a book (available at http://pages.ivillage.com/1619/medic...s/?hop=aedrich )

    which provides an introduction to the subject. It only costs $30 (for the ebook edition) and $40 for the printed copy.

    Before investing in a course (which might be well worth it), folks interested in a field should see if there's a less expensive introduction, such as this. The book has a 60 day guarantee.

    (I have no financial interest in the company selling the book, and don't know anything about it, except from what's on their site).

    I've found a good way to snake out difficulties with a particular field or issue is to go to google, type in what you're trying to find information on, with the word "problem" after it. (To find the above, for example, I put in "medical coding home based problem" and found this book). Putting "problem" into a search weeds out those that are pure advertising.

    Jim Huffman, RN
  5. by   southernRN
    Thanks to everyone who replied to my question, especially Jim.
  6. by   Foxfour
    I have two college degrees. One of the degrees is in Health Information Management (a large aspect of this degree is coding). My sister-in-law has this degree as well, and yes, she works from home coding. I got into it with the idea of working from home like her, but I've have come to find out that these type of jobs are few and far between. The employers want you to have a lot of experience before you can code from home due to the fact that there is nobody to turn to if you have questions. Most of the jobs want you to code from the facilities. FYI: One of the employees that does coding from home is an RN, but she is the exception not the rule. Coding started out fun but quickly got boring especially when you code the same procedure over and over and over. That's another reason that I went back to college. Then again, that's just my opinion.
  7. by   Foxfour
    I have two college degrees. One of the degrees is in Health Information Management (a large aspect of this degree is coding). My sister-in-law has this degree as well, and yes, she works from home coding. I got into it with the idea of working from home like her, but I've have come to find out that these type of jobs are few and far between. The employers want you to have a lot of experience before you can code from home due to the fact that there is nobody to turn to if you have questions. Most of the jobs want you to code from the facilities. FYI: One of the employees that does coding from home is an RN, but she is the exception not the rule. Coding started out fun but quickly got boring especially when you code the same procedure over and over and over. That's another reason that I went back to college. Then again, that's just my opinion.

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