I'm trying to decide which course to take on Penn Foster but I'm not sure I would own better odds with at getting a brief from my home. I'm a stay at home mom and would like to work at home. I need some counsel from someone with experience on which one I would be better off near.
Medical Billing and Coding vs. Medical Transcription.?
I have friends who do both.
The one who does medical transcription does this from home. She works effective a large hospital in Boise. She picks up the recordings contained by the afternoon and types all evening. She does make clad money for what she does.
The one who does billing has to work at an office. She make about the same money, but it doesn't allow for stay at home work.
Good luck for whichever you prefer.
I wouldn't recommend going to Penn Foster. Go to a local community college to an accredited program (one that's accredited by the right general public, such as AHIMA, not just anyone).
You will need at most minuscule 1 year of on-the-job training before anyone will hire you to work at home.
Meanwhile. to be a medical coder, most all places presently REQUIRE you have a RHIT certification, which requires an Associate's scope from an AHIMA accredited program. So, I think you'd be wasting your time to stir to billing and coding by going to Penn-Foster. Going there for transcription may or may not get you a chore, but you will need real natural life experience before you can work at home.