Medical Coding Work Environment

Medical coders and billers work in a pleasant and comfortable environment like that of IT companies. This is one of the few health-related occupations in which there is no direct hands-on patient care.

Medical coders usually work a typical 40-45 hour week depending upon the facility or hospital employed. Some overtime may be required. Home based medical coding positions are also availeble but they require at least two-three years of prior experiance. You will have access to internet altohugh use of cellphones is prohibited in medical coding companies due to HIPPA compliance. Every medical coder will have a copy of ICD, CPT, HCPCS and also other useful coding books so your desk will be full of books and papers. Every now and then there you will need to attennd meetings and seminars so as to educate yourself of the changes the occur frequently in ICD, CPT, medical regulations, etc.

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