01Medical Coding Overview
Medical coders categorize health care services by converting medical diagnoses, services, procedures, and supplies into codes for billing purposes. An associate or bachelor’s degree in a health-related field may sometimes be required, but certification almost always is. The professional organizations that certify medical coders are the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Among the credentials that may be required for medical coders are:
- RHIA Registered health information administrator (requires a 4-year degree)
- RHIT Registered health information technician (requires a 2-year degree)
- CCS Certified coding specialist
- CCS-P Certified coding specialist, physician-based
- CPC Certified professional coder
- CPC- H - Certified professional coder, hospital-based
Altegra Health is a national provider of technology-enabled, next-generation payment solutions that enable health plans and other risk-bearing healthcare providers to generate, analyze and submit the data needed to successfully manage member care and ensure appropriate reimbursement.
This company offers a variety of remote coding positions.
The company, formerly known as Transolutions, hires as employees experienced work-at-home medical transcriptionists for a variety of shifts as well as medical coders in the U.S. and Canada. Requires Certification as a CCS or CCS-P and as a CPC or CPC-H but RHIT and RHIA credentials will qualify as well. Experience is a plus.
Aviacode removes the pain of medical coding and auditing for physician groups, facilities and surgical centers allowing them to focus their attention on other concerns. Our exceptional coders and Innovative technology enable a workflow that minimizes errors, accelerates the billing process and reduces the impact on your bottom line.
Hires independent-contractor medical coders with three years of coding experience and at least one certification from either AAPC or AHIMA. According to its website, coders could earn from $18-$30 per hour. Managers and quality assurance supervisors are employees often hired from the ranks of its independent contractors.
You must have a minimum of three years specialty specific experience to apply for a coder position and five years specialty specific experience to apply for an auditor position. All applicants must live and work in the United States and have an active coding certification CPC, CCS, RHIA, RHIT, RCC…etc. (NOTE: TCN will not accept CPC-A certifications).
Conifer Health Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare, is a leading healthcare services company based in Dallas, Texas. They focus on the financial and patient communication aspects of health care and hire work from home employees in nursing and coding as well as sales. AHIMA certification and three years of experience required. Use "telecommuting” as a keyword to find home-based positions.
Hires remote medical coders in Atlanta, Dallas/Ft Worth, Chicago, Boston, DC, Phoenix, LA, San Diego, Detroit, Charlotte NC, Houston, San Francisco in the following specialties:
- Inpatient Coder
- Outpatient Coder
- Emergency Department/Room Coder
- Physician/Professional Services Coder
- Coding Auditor
- Coding Manager
- Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
- Cancer Registrar
- Trauma Registrar
Many of this major healthcare company’s work-at-home positions have geographic requirements. Its medical coding jobs from home require coding certification (RHIT, RHIA, or CCS) and may require travel to its Louisville, KY headquarters. In addition to medical coding jobs from home, it hires RN positions are for field healthcare and involve visiting patients at home. It also sometimes has opportunities for registered nurses, chart auditors, licensed insurance reps, accountants, physicians, writers and salespeople for remote positions.
iMedX (formerly Amphion Medical Services) is one of the leading providers of health information and clinical documentation in the United States. Since our inception in 2002, we have been recognized as one of the top business partners in the industry
The company employs RHIA, RHIT, CCA-P, CPC, CPC-H, or CCS with at least three years of recent multi-specialty coding experience for full-time and part-time positions.
A subsidiary of Maxim Healthcare Services, a healthcare staffing company, MHIS provides medical coding, auditing, and clinical documentation improvement services to clients. It offers both on-site and remote medical coding jobs and benefits are offered.
Health care giant hires medical coders who work from home in various divisions throughout the company.
Healthcare information management outsourcing company hires medical coders, transcriptionists, quality assurance specialists, registrars and auditors to work from home. Choose “All Remote Locations” for location in its jobs database. Coders must have active RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC or CPC-H certification and a minimum of three years’ experience coding inpatient records in a hospital HIM department.
Search United Health Group’s jobs database with the keyword “coder” and the “Telecommute” drop-down menu to “Yes”. They require AHIMA/AAPC (RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P) credentials.
Medical Coding Jobs From Home
Work at Home With These Medical Coding Jobs
Medical coding jobs are common work at home positions. However, they are not for everyone. Typically, certification and experience (usually about three years) are usually required to do medical coding from a home environment. See this list of all types of medical jobs from home.