The world of medical
treatment has changed dramatically in the past few
years. Doctors are overwhelmed by the maze of
complicated claim forms and insurance policy procedures.
They need time to focus on their patients, but with
complicated billing procedures from private and
government-administered insurance companies, HMOs and
PPOs, they're often having to worry about whether
they'll ever get paid for the services they provide. And
this is where you come in: There's a growing need for
outside help--a need that you can easily fill, working
from your home.
As a medical claims
biller, you can earn a good income managing claims for
doctors and other health-care specialists. There's no
special training or experience needed, and start-up
costs are minimal. All you really need is a computer, a
printer, a modem and claims processing software.
It's an ideal "starter"
business because you decide its size and scope. You can
specialize in certain fields--chiropractic, pediatric or
dentistry, for example--and determine exactly how many
health-care professionals you want to accept as clients.
In this guide, we'll help
you create the medical-claims billing business that best
suits your needs. You'll learn about the different ways
you can specialize, the health organizations you'll be
dealing with, terminology to help you get a head start,
and the software that will make you a doctor's best