How To Invoice As A Freelance Medical Biller And Coder

Medical Biller And Coder

One of the best parts of qualifying as a medical biller and coder is the opportunity to work for yourself as a freelancer. Almost 22% of all medical billers and coders working in the U.S. work on a freelance basis, and while freelance work isn’t for everyone, for some, the chance to set their own hours and work in the comfort of their own home is ideal. The best part about doing freelance work is getting paid, but in order to do that, you need to be able to invoice for your work in a timely and accurate fashion. Getting..


Why Train To Be A Medical Biller And Coder?

Medical Billing And Coding

Medical billing and coding is a career with a host of benefits, from the peace of mind of knowing the field is growing and demand for the position is on the rise, to the satisfaction of taking on a profession where you are genuinely helping people. You even have the opportunity to work from home after you have established yourself as skilled biller and coder. So if you are looking for a position with excellent career advancement opportunities, great earning potential and the option to become qualified and start your new career in just a few months, then medical billing..


Building A Resume As Medical Biller And Coder

Building a resume

Building your resume when you are just starting out as a Medical Biller and Coder can be daunting. If you've only just graduated, it might seem like you have very little to write down that will attract the attention of potential employers. The good news is that our Medical Billing and Coding program includes an externship, so you'll already have real-world experience by the time you've graduated. The even better news is that a well-written resume that gets across your drive and passion will often catch the eye of prospective employers where a poorly written one won't, even if it..


How To A Create Strong LinkedIn Profile For A Healthcare Worker

LinkedIn Profile For A Healthcare Worker

LinkedIn is an amazing tool for finding your dream healthcare position. Not only does it allow you to connect with thousands of potential employers, it also allows you to leverage your social network to find connections with those employers. The trick to using LinkedIn effectively is to make sure you optimize your profile, so that it highlights your strengths and abilities to prospective healthcare employers. To help you find your perfect healthcare position, we’ve put together some tips on how to strengthen your LinkedIn profile. Optimizing Your Profile Include a Photo: Your photo is the first part of your profile..


Working From Home As A Medical Biller And Coder

medical biller Working From Home

Medical billing and coding, by its very nature, is a career that is well suited to remote working. Much of the work of a medical biller and coder is largely performed on a computer workstation, using specific software, and does not require a fixed place of work. Proof of this can be seen in the number of companies who are adopting remote working practices or outsourcing their medical billing and coding needs overseas.   While pursuing your chosen career from the comfort of your own home might seem ideal, there are a few factors that need to be taken into..


What is Medical Billing and Coding?

Medical coding and billing

Medical billing and coding is a two part system that is a fundamental function of the modern healthcare system. By codifying medical treatments, healthcare providers can bill insurance companies or individuals for the services they perform. This process in known as the “reimbursement cycle.”   To make things simpler, let's split billing and coding into two seperate sections and explain what they are, and how they affect the larger healthcare systems, in a little more detail. What Is Medical Coding? At its simplest, medical coding is the practice of giving every injury, diagnosis, and medical procedure a numeric, or alphanumeric,..


Medical Ethics in Billing and Coding

Medical Ethics in billing and coding

Medical ethics is, or should be, on the minds of all of those providing or billing for medical services. For the medical biller, especially when choosing diagnostic or procedure codes, it is of the utmost importance to learn and follow the guidelines posted in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision as well as in the Current Procedural Terminology reference material.   There are many edits in computer based programs today used by insurers to flag improperly billed claims. This can cause post-payment review audits, resulting in a practice having to repay thousands of dollars in improperly billed claims.  Using..


Distance Education versus Blended Programs

Full distance education program

If you are considering a new career path which is leading you to furthering your education, there are many options available today. Many colleges offer full distance education programs; these programs allow you to access all of your materials online and do not require you to be present on campus during your program. Although this option allows you the freedom to create your own schedule, it does not provide the ability to receive hands on, one-on-one help with an instructor or the college experience of fellowship with your classmates.   In blended programs such as the Medical Billing and Coding..


Medical Billing and Coding Certification

Medical-Billing-and-Coding-Certification

One important reason to attend an accredited Career College like Northwest is the nationally recognized certification exam you will sit for at the completion of your program. The National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Billing and Coding Specialist Certification communicates to prospective employers that you are serious about your career. The requirement for continuing education credits to maintain your certification tells them you will take it upon yourself to stay current in the field.   Many students ask if it is necessary to become certified in Medical Billing and Coding. Quite frankly, a certification is not mandatory to obtain an entry level..


Combination Codes in ICD10

Combination Codes in ICD10

When the switch to ICD10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision) occurred officially on October 1, 2015, many changes to the way coders have been assigning codes went into place. One of the changes is the addition of combination codes. A combination code is a single code used to classify two diagnoses, a diagnosis with an associated secondary process (manifestation) or a diagnosis with an associated complication.   In the ICD10 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, combination codes are identified by referring to sub term entries in the alphabetic index and by reading the notes in the tabular list...