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Remote Medical Billing Jobs: Bringing New Job Opportunities

Jul 13th 2015 at 10:27 PM

Working from home is increasingly becoming the preferred arrangement of people seeking medical billing jobs. The ability to work remotely is a reality now more than ever because of technology. Thousands of smart Americans can supplement their incomes and create additional revenue streams by working in the medical billing industry, earning a few hundred extra dollars per month—or even thousands—at home.

Staying Away from Medical Billing Job Scams

If you are interested in looking for legitimate medical billing jobs that can be done remotely, be sure to join a reputable online network that lists only genuine work-at-home jobs.

Look for an online agency that has been in business for over a decade and that has a real office you can contact should there be a problem. They should ask you to complete the ‘Independent Contractor Agreement Form’ as well as all applicable and tax forms before they hire you. This is a sign that the agency is legitimate. You should also look at the employers who list jobs on their websites. Do they list medical billing and work-at-home jobs from big, reputable companies? If yes, this is a good sign.

The best online employment agencies can connect telecommuters like you with legitimate companies looking for medical billing professionals. They have helped thousands of people searching for remote jobs— especially people with disabilities, parents with children, and caregivers who cannot travel away from home daily to go to work but want to bring in an income.

Qualifications Necessary for Remote Medical Billing Jobs

To qualify for a work-at-home medical billing job, you typically have to be based in the United States. These types of jobs are mostly posted by medical billing corporations that are looking for extra people to supplement their existing full-time teams because of the high work volume. You may work full-time or part-time though some companies insist on full-time arrangements. As a remote medical biller, your job description may include applying monies to accounts, posting denials, posting adjustments and remittances, providing EOBs to justify refunds, and balancing electronic batches.

Some employers also require you to have experience in physician practice billing, charge entry, and payment posting. Many of them require knowledge of CPT s, ICD-9, and EOB s codes, too. These jobs also require knowledge of wee Microsoft Excel and EMR system for processing electronic payments. Of course, you also need a working computer or laptop as well as a cell phone to be able to access EMR remotely.

About the Author

S. Marie Surles is the President and Owner of HEA Employment. She started in 1997 to help people find legitimate work at home jobs and start successful home businesses. Thousands of job seekers and employers have been helped directly and indirectly by the services and products provided on since the company was founded.

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