National Medical Transcription Week on May, 2024: how is the medical transcription at home jobs doing for 2010?
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You’ll get lots of scammers answering here, don’t fall prey. But, at the same time, please don’t listen to the people saying they are ALL SCAMS. They aren’t ALL scams, just MOST of them are!
I’m a single mom of 2 who’s tried over 15 opportunities over 3 years so I have some great info for you on how to find a LEGIT way to work at home plus a list of top 10 work at home scams!
People are looking for work from home and the biggest problem is they don’t understand that there really are NO WORK AT HOME JOBS. You won’t find hourly pay from home. You can look forever, you’ll never find it. The only way to earn an income from home is to find a legit home business.
Small home businesses have increased in the last 5 years by about 200%. People are starting to realize that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. The best home businesses to start are those with a proven plan in place like Mary Kay however if you’re like me, you’re not interested in pushing products.
Legit home businesses should have a small cost involved but be careful, all the scams will be charging too so know the business! Talk to a REAL person and ask questions. Less than $500 to start is reasonable and I’d stay away from those wanting $1k - $5k. It doesn’t cost that much to start a home business so don’t pay it. If you’re coming across places that say free then RUN the other way! They never are in the end!
After trying 15 things, I now work about 25 hours per week for a well known and respected company w/ amazing credentials. This company actually helps keep Americans Safe by offering Medical and Dental plans as well as things like roadside assistance, credit repair and National Child ID in partnership with the FBI. We also help Americans save money on things they need and buy every day. The average American household saves $400 a month using these plans.
Anyway, I started with this company 3 years ago and started making $500 a month within 3 months. That income has increased now to $900 a week. No, it’s not $10,000 a day like those scams advertise but this isn’t a get rich quick scheme. If that’s what you are looking for you should think again! The best part is they have 401(k), direct deposit and a health plan from day one.
With this company there’s NO products to sell or store, NO hard selling or pushing, NO Bugging Friends and Family, NO cold calling, NO home parties and NO telemarketing! That was VERY important to me. Figure out what you DON’T want to do as well and make sure you find a company that fits with that!
I work as part of a team with other reps in the company. I had at least 5 of their home phone #’s the day I started. This is a big one: Make sure that you’re going to have others to work with. Don’t find out you just paid a start up cost and you will be trained by someone in a call center who has NO REAL idea what you are actually supposed to do. Make sure you are trained by other reps just like you, and ask for names and numbers! If they won’t give them, walk away!
I was scared at first because there are lots of scams, but this company’s credentials FAR SURPASSED any other I had ever seen. They are members of the National Association of Dental Plans and the US Chamber of Commerce and have been featured in Parent Magazine, Time Magazine, on 60 Minutes and many other places. They are partnered with the FBI on one of their plans that helps American’s protect their kids. This company has an “A” RATING WITH THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU! These are some of the types of national credentials you need to be looking for during your search and make sure they have at C or better rating with the BBB.
My point here is to tell you, YES! There actually are legit work at home options so press forward! You will find them eventually!
AVOID these top 10 work at home scams:
10. Craft Assembly
9. Medical Billing
8. Email/Rebate Processing
7. "A List of Companies Looking for Home workers!"
6. "Just pay for and take this class first” Then we’ll give or find you a job!
5. Envelope Stuffing
4. "Turn Your Computer Into a Money-Making Machine!"
3. Pyramid Schemes (this is NOT the same as Multi-Level Marketing MLM)
2. Chain Letters/Emails
1. Typing At Home / Data Entry (The biggest scam out there. 100% of them are scams!)
As for those of you who say: ”I want to work from home but I don’t want to have to pay for anything”. Well, that’s great! But it’s not realistic. Let’s be honest, there is no such thing as a free lunch. If it is a true honest legitimate home business, you need to expect to pay a little something. Mr. Walt Disney didn’t start the Disney empire “without paying for anything”. Neither did Mr. Sam Walton, owner of Wal-Mart.
Good luck in your search!
If you want to know more, want help deciding if something is a scam, or just want to chat with me click on my profile to the left!
Best Wishes to you!
Is there more of a demand for medical billing, coding or medical transcriptionist at this time in Colorado?
Are you hoping to work from home? Because if so, you'll want to look at demand on the national level rather than state. I live in NV and have worked in NJ and CA. So location (with these fields) isn't always an issue.
The US Department of Labor states" Employment of medical transcriptionists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2006 to 2016, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for medical transcription services will be spurred by a growing and aging population. Older age groups receive proportionately greater numbers of medical tests, treatments, and procedures that require documentation. A high level of demand for transcription services also will be sustained by the continued need for electronic documentation that can be shared easily among providers, third-party payers, regulators, consumers, and health information systems. Growing numbers of medical transcriptionists will be needed to amend patients’ records, edit documents from speech recognition systems, and identify discrepancies in medical reports."
"Wage-and-salary medical transcriptionists had median hourly earnings of $14.40 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $12.17 and $17.06. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $10.22, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $20.15."
If your hoping to get into this field, though, you will most likely need training from an AHDI 'approved' program. Most employers require experience or participation in one of the top AHDI approved schools. If your looking into Medical Transcription pay the extra in tuition to attend an 'approved' school. The top three schools are Career Step, Andrews, and M-Tec.
Many people have received training through inadequate programs only to find out that they are unable to find a job. AHDI sets the standards for MT courses. Employers know that graduates of these 'approved' courses have gained the skills necessary to begin their career as an MT. ------ AHDI is the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity - www.ahdionline.org (formerly known as the American Association for Medical Transcription).
I attended Career Step and recieved a job (at-home) less than a week after graduating. I've received several more job offers since, but have stuck with my original employer because of the flexibility they offer. Career Step is an AHDI approved program and they are partnered with many of the major MT employers. In other words, their graduates get the jobs. Many companies require 2-3 years experience, however, a lot of these companies will waive this requirement if you graduate from the right school.
I recommend CS because they are partnered with MANY employers, self-paced (you can finish in a few months or take as long as over a year or two), and more affordable than the other top 2 courses. Plus, I have personal experience (and success) with the program. Attending your local community college will give you a good chance at a job in-house, but if you are wanting to work from home, an online 'approved' course is the way to go. Choosing the right school is so important! They do offer financial aid and payment plans. :)
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me: bcharmed01 at yahoo dot com
Can i work from home if i get a degree in medical coding and billing i live in a small town in middle tn?
First allow me to say that there is a difference between medical billing and medical coding because most people feel they are the same function.
Medical billing can be done from the home whether as your own home based business or if you work as an employee of a practice, hospital, clinic, etc. If you are an employee then most employers (as long as they are set up for it) will allow you to work from home after you have worked for them for at least 1-2 years within their office. That is to make sure you know what you’re doing, that you are following their specific guidelines/procedures and you prove to them that you have a strong work ethic.
Medical coding on the other hand is a specialized profession and is usually not done from home for several reasons (privacy issues is the main concern). Most practitioners are not willing to have their patients charts removed from the security of their office so the only way you could do this as a business is to go into the office a few times a week and code the charts for them (in other words you’d be freelance coder). I heard recently that there are a few companies in the US that will contract you to do the coding for them from your home office by sending the work to you over a high speed cable connection and once you have coded the work you are told how to send the completed work back to them and then you get paid for the work you’ve done. However I must say that I don’t know anyone that actually does this so I’m not sure if it is a valid/legitimate venture.
You might want to look into medical transcription instead of medical billing and coding because it is a business that you can do from home, doesn’t cost as much to get started as medical billing and there are many companies that will contract you to process their work load.
If you get a degree/certificate of completion in medical billing or you become a certified national coder then you’d be opening up the door to several possibilities even if you can’t just jump right in and do the function from home right away.
Here are some links that will provide you with more information:
If you are thinking of doing medical billing as your own home based business visit:
Here’s an article about choosing the right online medical billing courses for your home based business:
Here’s an article on medical transcription and how to choose a medical transcription course for your home based business:
Good luck to you.