Home Based Medical Billing and Coding – Getting Clients

May 11, 2006 by Chuck | 39 Comments

You may have the skills to do home based medical billing and coding, but do you have the doctor’s trust?

After all, you’re asking to deal with the livelihood.

Networking may be the key to getting new business.

Unlike Medical Transcription training, it’s hard to start picking up clients while you’re still in training as my wife Renee did.

From Start Up Journal

Small start-up medical-billing services like yours often have trouble getting doctors to take them seriously, and here’s why: Health-care billing, as you know, is an extremely complex task with government regulations and compliance rules that constantly change. Even small billing errors can lead to health-care providers being underpaid, or government audits and hefty fines — things most doctors aren’t willing to risk.
It doesn’t help that work-at-home schemes involving medical-billing training courses have surfaced in recent years, brushing a bad reputation on the industry.

So health-care providers looking to outsource their billing often gravitate toward more-established services referred to them by others. About a third of all physicians use an outside-billing service, says Brad Lund, executive director of the Healthcare Billing and Management Association, a trade group.

The uphill battle is proving your service is reliable and that you stay abreast of the ever-mounting regulations and compliance rules.

Ken Hertz, senior consultant for the Medical Group Management Association, suggests you attend local and regional medical conferences to network directly with medical professionals. Perhaps you can even give a presentation on medical-billing issues “to present yourself as an expert in the field,” he says. “That’s a great marketing tool.”

You can try cold-calling local clinics, though it’s often unsuccessful, but it may at least help you figure out which providers are experiencing billing problems and need help.

Also, think about joining local medical societies and membership associations that can put you in touch with doctors and health-care personnel looking to outsource their billing. You might also meet with physician recruiters at local hospitals and give them some business cards, Mr. Hertz says, because they could pass along your information to new doctors in your area.

Related Link: How to Make Multiple Income Streams from Doctor’s Offices without knowing medical billing, coding, transcription or other specialized knowledge. 

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  • shirley on August 13th, 2006 at 9:47 am

    have completed my training in medicial billing and coding and not find any where to begin my home based businees. i do not think it was worth my money on this course of training.

  • debr streeter on January 13th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    I am looking for clients

  • debr streeter on January 13th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    I have 14 yrs of experience with all types of Medical offices. One of the best out there.

    Please email me to go over my doing your billing needs.

  • Nash simons on March 23rd, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    ive worked in a medical billing department caling section and have worki experiance of 1 year.ryt now i need to work it as a parttime job in a homebased condition individually,how can i get clients,anyonecan help mee!

  • Donna Nelson on June 16th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I have been medical billing from my home since 2005, and working for someone else part time in medical billing since 2006. I have experience using PC Doc and MedCom software. I am looking to expand my service from home, anyone need a very dependable biller, please send an email to d.nelson6@cox.net. I am located in Southern Calif. Thank you, Donna

  • Pamela Anderson on July 23rd, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I have been in the medical billing field since June 2006. I am looking to expand my billing buisness out of the comfort of my home.. Please feel free to email me if my services are needed…

  • beaula on August 2nd, 2008 at 5:18 am

    I am a Medial Coder. I am interested to do home medical coding. If you have any informations regarding this. Kindly mail me to the above mail address. I need a Guidance in doing it.

  • Melanie D. Cobb on September 16th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I am interested & eager to do medical billing @ home & to start my own Medical Billing & Coding Business. Please feel free to email me info on how to establish a home based business. Thanx

  • prabhu on October 5th, 2008 at 2:21 am

    I have 4 years of working experience in medical billing and coding industry. I would like to do a home based medical billing and coding services. Please feel free to email mail if anyone is interested.(lingish22_prabhu@yahoo.co.in

  • Jackie Andrew on December 22nd, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    I am a medical biller, I would like to know how I could get more medical billing clients>

    I would like to know how to get medical providers to outsource their medical billing.

  • Jackie Andrew on December 22nd, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    I would like to know how to get medical providers to outsource their medical billing.

  • beatrice on January 6th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Is taking the medical billing course worth it. Are there jobs out there, may it be in an office or at home?

  • katyayini on February 11th, 2009 at 3:59 am

    Hi
    we are experiance in ar calling.pl provaid the work.

  • Asmeret on April 7th, 2009 at 11:54 am

    I have been medical biller for over Six years, have experience using many soft ware and CPT and ICD-9 codes. currently, looking to expand my service from home, anyone need a very dependable biller, please email to teremsa@yahoo.com. I am located in Seattle – Tacom area. Thank you, Asmeret

  • cherith seymour on May 30th, 2009 at 6:58 am

    i’m a medical biller looking for a job in this feild

  • cherith seymour on May 30th, 2009 at 7:00 am

    im a medical biller looking for a job in this field as a medical biller out of my home can you help me. if so rvnseymour@yahoo.com

  • Samantha Edwards on June 19th, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Good advice. During my search I found another great website that also discusses getting clients and thought that others here would benefit from reading it. The webmaster also references other reading material that he states should be the standard for those looking to market and sell their medical billing business and services (medicalbillingbooks.tripod.com/medical-billing-marketing-ideas.html)

  • Diana Lorenzen on July 5th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I wanted to know how can someone remove medical files for the purpose of a home business when it is against HIPAA law to remove any private information about the patient from the doctor’s office.

  • Samantha Edwards on July 20th, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Diana,

    You don’t need to take any patient files from the office to do medical billing from home. The information that you will be working with is on what is known as superbills or daysheets. They give you enough information to file the claim so the doctor can get paid for the services they rendered.

    Medical coders are the ones that must have the patient files to do their job function. While I do know several people that do this from home you must realize that they are employed by hospitals, large group practices, clinics, etc that have secured networks set up so private information can be seen, sent back and forth, edited on both ends and so on. That being said a patients file never really has to leave a doctors office for the function of medical billing and coding to be completed.

  • nandha on August 9th, 2009 at 3:54 am

    I am a Medial Coder. I am interested to do home medical coding. If you have any informations regarding this. Kindly mail me to the above mail address. I need a Guidance in doing it. nandhakumar208@gmail.com

  • Shannon Parker on August 22nd, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Looking to do medical collections from home, I have experience with bad debt process and medical collections/ medical billing. Willing to do monthly statement reports 30/60/90 and 120 day cycle. Medical Manger and NextGen experience. I will print and mail your statements in a timely manner. Also Im willing to do the 1st month for free just to show my great professional and interpersonal skills.

  • Shannon Parker on August 22nd, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Looking to do medical collections from home, I have experience with bad debt process and medical collections/ medical billing. Willing to do monthly statement reports 30/60/90 and 120 day cycle. Medical Manger and NextGen experience. I will print and mail your statements in a timely manner. Also Im willing to do the 1st month for free just to show my great professional and interpersonal skills

  • Shannon Parker on August 22nd, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Looking to do medical collections from home, I have experience with bad debt process and medical collections/ medical billing. Willing to do monthly statement reports 30/60/90 and 120 day cycle. Medical Manger and NextGen experience. I will print and mail your statements in a timely manner. Also Im willing to do the 1st month for free just to show my great professional and interpersonal skills. shannonnp@msn.com

  • Cam Uong on August 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I’m looking to do collections from home. I have 10 years experience witth bad debt process & medical collections/billing. If you have any informations regarding this. Kindly send the informations to me. I need guidance in doing this. Than you.

  • Tarun Bhatia on November 9th, 2009 at 6:40 am

    I’ve been doing medical transcription work for the last eight years of different provider and want to start medical billing and coding also. I would love to start this work. Need guidance.

  • Marvin John Reyes on November 12th, 2009 at 1:09 am

    I’m an accredited Out Patient Provider here in the Philippines, and I’m the only one that’s coding and billing claims. please if anyone out there who can help me on coding billing and pricing claims, please help me. because I’ve been getting denials here and there, and i’m really thinking of closing down my clinic but with so much money i’ve invested in it, it’s just so hard to just stopped.
    please send help to marvinjohnrs@gmail.com
    thanks and God Bless to all..

  • Tiana on December 13th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Hi yes I would like to statr my Medicialbilling
    from home but it’s very hard to find any clinic
    will you please help me.I’m also a certified
    billing and coded.

  • sam on December 16th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    i am looking for medical coding from home

  • sam on December 16th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    i am looking for medical coding from home. i do have certification from aapc

  • Rahul Baradia on March 19th, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Hi!

    Can anyone tell me how a Medical Billing company can check if the
    Physician is reporting his revenue from the insurance companies
    correctly to his billing company?

    Thanks!!

  • RANGANADH VEMULA on March 30th, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Iam working in coding field from past 5 yrs. Iam interested in homebased coding. I need a client.

  • Monica Juarez on May 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I am trying to start my medical billing from home. I am set and ready with everything. Its so hard to get a doctor to even consider to do their outsourcing their billing. I seed out broucher of my company name and a little about why doctors should out source their billing. Is there a website that we can go to find doctors that want to do outsourcing their billing. what else can i do?

  • Monica Juarez on May 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I need clients please help!

  • Amish Bhavsar on September 11th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I have 1 year exp. in medical coding for physician practise and facility in pain management and orthopedic segment for states like NY, NJ and SC. Using the softwqre for coding like medisoft and e-clinical.
    Looking to expand my service from home, if anyone need a very dependable and accurate biller, Pls contact me.

  • eric on November 20th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t think it’s easy to find clients for any start up business, whether it be in the field of medical billing and/or coding or software. However, and I don’t mean to be insulting, but after reading all the posts on this page I think I can make one profound observation that will definitely help you understand why it might difficult for you to find work. None of you seem to know how to write Standard English. I don’t think there is one post that I read that isn’t filled with egregious run on sentences, poor grammar, and spelling errors, to mention just the obvious. Of course physicians aren’t hiring you if that’s how you present yourselves to do a function which relies on one’s ability to clearly and accurately create (write) a bill! If you can’t write professionally and proficiently, physicians are simply not going to trust you to perform their billing and/or coding procedures. After all the billing and coding procedures are the life blood of any business. If they’re done improperly it could cost the medical practice or institution money, or could delay payments, which effects cash flow, and also costs money in the end result. After all their practices are businesses, and doctors are smart enough to realize that most of them are not businessmen and women, and that’s why they hire and contract out the business functions of their practices. Therefore you can be sure they’re only going to hire the best to trust with their revenues, and hence their incomes.

  • Balasubramanian on May 30th, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Hi

    I am from ( India ). I am looking for a home based job and I found your mail ID regarding
    Medical Billing.

    I have Working experince in US Health care for 6 years( provider and Hospital Billing).

    Nature of my work:

    1.Demographic Entry
    2.Charge Entry
    3.Payment posting
    3.Denail ( Taking corrective action to get the claims paid)
    4.Correspondence
    5.Patient Followup
    6.Adjustment and Refund
    7.Appeal followup
    8.Sending paper claim and Electronic claims for reprocess of claims and New claims
    9.AR followup ( aged claims)

    If anyone give a small project (Medical Billing Home based Job).Definetly I will work as per your satisfaction for a Lower price.

    Awaiting for your reply

    Regards
    G.Balasubramanian.

    Hi My mai ID – vickymani88@yahoo.co.in

  • Renee P. on August 14th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Looking to provide a great service to all types of medical professionals. I have over 8 years experience and an associate degree in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. It is fairy easy to get started. Just email us at promedins_billingservices@yahoo.com and we will be happy to work with you.

    Best regards, Renee

  • Qasim Ali on March 28th, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I am interested and eager to do medical billing at home to start my own Medical Billing & Coding Business. Please feel free to email me info on how to establish a home based business. Please contact me at qasim@peakmedsolutions.com.
    Thanx

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