Re: intro/getting started
>In a message dated 11/15/98, 2:35:35 AM, MedicalBillers@onelist.com writes:
>What State are you from? Are you in a Urban or Rural area? It has been
>experience that Doctors do no....want there billing out of the office. Itcan
>be done...but it is hard.I live in So. California, in a rural area of the Inland Empire. I am not far
from major cities.
<I would like
>to know what type of money you think that billers makeI just have a rough idea, from some of the books I have read, in the
neighborhood of $60k/yr.
>A word of warning...be very careful of the programs for billers...some sellThanks for the words of warning. At a Jr. College in our area, they offer
>you a OK! software package,......give you a list of Drs in your area... a
>marketing letter and then you are on your own.
classes in Medical Billing. The classes are every Sat. for a month and at
the end they set you up and you are put on a list of billers in your area.
They introduce some of the billing software and offer them at a discount.
From what Anne wrote below, there seems to be some definate variations!
<Robert... I went to college for 2 years...taking some basic courses..and
<I told medical terminology, medical transcription--2 semesters,and 4
other medical courses..including billing courses. Also 2 semesters of
<accounting. I wouldnt go thru the classes in the ads in the paper.. I
called them.. They really get you. IF you do decide to go that
<way..just becareful and ask many questions before signing up :))
My goal is to be able to work a few days a week at my current job (to keep
the medical benefits) and the rest of the time billing from home, hopefully
increasing our income.
I currently make $42K/yr as a meatcutter, no overtime or premium pay, this
is just straight 40hr/wk. I could make more but want to spend the time with
my family. I guess my question is.....does Medical Billing pay well enough
to even consider it?
- In a message dated 11/18/98, 2:17:14 AM, MedicalBillers@onelist.com writes:
<< guess my question is.....does Medical Billing pay well enough
to even consider it?>>
I have asked our list members to help us out here. To give you a idea of
just what the pay scale is out there...and hopefully we can get some home
based billers to input. On this side I do know...like I said..most of our
Drs would rather deal with males. Instant credibility.! Da dah! So you
do have a edge. I do not remember if I asked you what State you are in?
There are so many questions I would like to ask you. Most important are
you on ICQ? If you are not let me know...I will send a invitation this will
allow us to talk realtime.
Off to the Billing Shack!
>From: Reeki8@...I do not remember if I asked you what State you are in?
I live in California
>>There are so many questions I would like to ask you. Most importantare
>you on ICQyes.....#1454238