Medical coding jobs can often be done from home. However, certification and experience (typically about three years) are usually required for work-at-home, medical coding jobs. See list of all types of medical jobs from home
Medical Coding Overview
Medical coders categorize healthcare 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
Company, formerly known as Transolutions, hires as employees experienced work-at-home medical transciptionists 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/or as a CPC or CPC-H but RHIT and RHIA credentials will qualify as well.
Company hires 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.
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.
Medical coders must have three years of coding experience in a particular clinical specialty and certification by one of the industry’s credentialing bodies (AHIMA, AAPC, RCCB, ACMCS, etc.).
Health care services firm that focuses on the financial and patient communication aspects of health care hires 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.
Many of this major health care 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 sales people for remote positions.
HIM coding outsourcing company hires medical coders with two years of experience and RHIA, RHIT, or CCS credential from AHIMA. Choose “WORK FROM HOME - Remote” in the database for location.
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.
Healthcare information management outsourcing company hired 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.
In addition to remote jobs for medical coders, this company also offers work at home jobs for coding managers, auditors and sales persons. Check “Nationwide Remote” for location in the jobs database.
Search United Health Group’s jobs database with the keyword “coder” and the “Telecommute” drop-down menu to “Yes”.