Work From Home Medical Billing and Coding Jobs

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Medical Billing and Coding are technically two different jobs, but they pretty much go hand in hand, so we’ll talk about both of these job (including what they are, what kind of training you need, and where to find jobs).

If you didn’t know, Medical Billing and Coding were actually two of the OG work from home jobs (in my opinion).

Today they are still incredibly popular work from home jobs!

There is some training needed, but the jobs market for medical billing and coding is stable (growing, even), so this might be a great option if you have training or are willing to get trained.

What is Medical Billing and Coding?

So what the heck is medical billing and coding anyway?

Medical Coders take patient information – like their diagnoses, and what procedures and services they had performed, and turn those into information that can be used for billing purposes.

This usually means matching those things with a specific code.

Medical Billers take all this info (including the codes) and bill the insurance companies and patients for the services using specific rules from the insurance companies.

Education Requirements & Experience Needed

To get a medical billing or coding job you’re most likely going to need a certification. Some jobs may even require a bachelor’s degree.

Here are some of the common certifications you may see:

  • CCA (Certified Coding Associate)
  • CCS (Certified Coding Specialist)
  • CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based)
  • CPC (Certified Professional Coder)
  • CPB (Certified Professional Biller)

Where can you get medical billing and coding training?

To get a certification, there are two companies that offer tests: the AHIMA and the AAPC.

To gain the knowledge to take and pass the tests, you can either find a specific program online or in your area or, go through a company like CareerStep.

How much do medical billers and coders make?

According to PayScale, the average hourly rate for Medical Billers is $16.20 (or about $33,696 per year).

The pay for Medical Coders is a bit higher according to PayScale at $18.54 (or about $38,563) per year.

Where to Find Work From Home Medical Billing and Coding Jobs

Now that you know what Medical Billing and Coding is and what kind of education you’ll need to get a job in the field, it’s time to talk about where you can actually find a job.

Here are over 15 companies that hire work from home medical billers and coders.


Aviacode

Aviacode is one of the oldest medical coding companies in the US. They partner with different healthcare facilities and companies to help complete their medical coding.

Education and Experience Needed: A coding certification from AAPC or AHIMA.

Pay and Benefits: Pay is a base hourly rate plus a rate based on how much you complete. Other benefits include a 401(k), sick time, flexible time off, health care, and flexible work.


Change Healthcare

Change Healthcare is a company that partners with healthcare payers and healthcare providers to provide comprehensive software and services like billing, collection, and payment processing.

Education and Experience Needed: American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder’s (CPC) certification or American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P) is required. Also 5+ years of experience.

Pay and Benefits: They offer competitive pay, health insurance, flexible work, and paid parental leave.


CIOX Health

CIOX Health is a health information management company.

Education and Experience Needed: A certification

Pay and Benefits: Full benefits, according to GlassDoor, the average hourly rate is $21+


The Coding Network

The Coding Network offers coding and auditing services to healthcare companies and facilities.

Education and Experience Needed: A certification

Pay and Benefits: Full benefits, according to GlassDoor, the average salary for


Conifer Health Solutions

Conifer Health helps hospitals, health systems, and physician groups with revenue management – this means everything from scheduling to billing.

Education and Experience Needed: A certification is required

Pay and Benefits: Full benefits, according to GlassDoor, the average salary for medical coders at Conifer is $24-$30.


CPSI

CPSI is a group of companies that offers acute and ambulatory services, post-acute services, patient engagement service, business, and IT services.

Education and Experience Needed: A certification

Pay and Benefits: Full benefits, according to GlassDoor, the average hourly rate ranges from $13-$16.


CSI Companies

CSI Companies is a company that handles staffing for offices, pharmacies, and healthcare companies.

They hire coders and billers.

Education and Experience Needed: A certification and 3+ years of experience

Pay and Benefits: Full benefits, according to GlassDoor, the average hourly salary is $23-$25.


Excite Health Partners

Excite Health Partners is a health information management company.

They hire medical coders and chart auditors.

Education and Experience Needed: A certification is needed

Pay and Benefits: Full benefits, according to GlassDoor, the average salary for


GeBBS Healthcare Solutions

GeBBS offers revenue cycle management, health information management, and risk adjustment to healthcare facilities and companies.

GeBBS hired both medical billers and medical coders.

Education and Experience Needed: A certification and 1+ year of experience.

Pay and Benefits: Full benefits, according to GlassDoor, the average hour rate for coders is $24-$26.


Himagine Solutions

Himagine Solutions is a health information management company that helps other companies with thier coding, auditing, and registry.

Education and Experience Needed: A certification and some experience is needed.

Pay and Benefits: According to Indeed the average hourly rate for coders at Himagine is $30.53


Humana

Humana is a large health insurance company here in the US.

Education and Experience Needed: A certification and 2+ years of experience.

Pay and Benefits: Full benefits, according to GlassDoor the average salary for a medical coder at Humana is $46,493.


iMedX

iMedX works with physicians’ groups and hospitals to help improve their revenue cycles.

Education and Experience Needed: A coding certification

Pay and Benefits: Full benefits, flexible work, average salary is between $20-$25.


Maxim Healthcare Services

Maxim Healthcare Services provides billing and staffing services to healthcare facilities in the US.

Education and Experience Needed: A certification is needed.

Pay and Benefits: According to CareerBliss, the average salary for a medical coder / biller at Maxim Healthcare is $39,000.


LexiCode

LexiCode is a company that helps healthcare companies optimize their business practices and introduce automation.

Education and Experience Needed: 1-2 years of experience.

Pay and Benefits: According to Indeed, the average salary of a coder at LexiCode is $58,351.


nThrive

nThrive partners with healthcare companies to improve their revenue cycle (the offer billing and other solutions).

Education and Experience Needed: 3+ years of experience is needed.

Pay and Benefits: Full benefits. According to GlassDoor the base bay is $27-$30.


Parallon

Parallon (part of HCA Healthcare) owns thousands of healthcare facilities in the US.

Education and Experience Needed: A certification is required.

Pay and Benefits: According to GlassDoor, the average coder salary at Parallon is $50,000.


UnitedHealthcare Group

UnitedHealthcare is a huge healthcare company, that focuses mostly on providing insurance to consumers.

Education and Experience Needed: A CPC certification

Pay and Benefits: They offer full benefits, and average salary is $45,545 (according to Indeed).


Frequently Asked Questions

Can medical coders work from home?

Yes they can! There are tons of companies that hire work from home coders, and coding and medical billing were actually one of the first “work from home” jobs.


Conclusion

Have you tried medical billing or coding?

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