Laureen: Okay, so number 16 & 17 kind of go together.
Q 16-17: Can I get a remote job without experience, and medical coding jobs from home are they legit?
A: Yes you can, and more so with this arrangement with Aviacode and Practicode. Aviacode is a remote coding company and there’s many out there, but normally when you go to apply for a job they want to see your resume, they want to see your experience, and you normally have to take some sort of exam. I did some work for a brief period with the coding network and I wanted to do for radiology, so I had to take a radiology specific exam. I passed it, and then they said, “OK. You’re going to get paid.” I think it was 40 cents a chart or something like that, and I got paid piecemeal. So, they’re out there but I had experience and I passed the test.
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With Aviacode, they like experience too; but they really want to know that you are good at coding. So, they came up with Practicode which is a tool. It’s similar to the coding tool that their coders use to code the cases that they get from clients, but it doesn’t have all of the features because it’s just used to practice coding. And the idea is you keep coding, it keeps track of your time and your accuracy. It’s just really for your eyes only. You just keep going, going, going. So, your proficiency – let’s just use a hundred-point scale – your proficiency might be a 40 starting out. That’s okay; everyone’s got to start somewhere. Just like with bowling, you may have a horrible score, but you keep getting better, you keep practicing, and that proficiency will come up. And once it gets in the 90s or even like 85 and up, then apply for a job with Aviacode and they will hire you. They have said, if you have a good proficiency, they will look at that more than experience, and if they have an opening for that specialty that you’re showing proficiency in, they will hire you. That’s a great way to get a first job, it might be your forever job, or it could be a jumping-off point for getting another job elsewhere to be able to finally put on your resume experience. OK?
I don’t know about other jobs from home. I know there’s a lot of late-night TV ads about “Take coding and get a job from home.”
Alicia: “And make $60,000 a year.”
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