Doctors are so busy trying to pay back their medical school debt that they do not have time to handle their own billing and coding for the various treatments, surgeries, procedures, and referrals they render. The coding alone, topic for another article, is one of the reasons patients are so confused when they receive that unwanted medical bill in the mail.
We all know that ALL forms of advertising are inherently deceptive, however the medical billing and coding training program email we received recently went well beyond the pale as you can see below. The ad shows five young doctors(perhaps desperate actor wannabes), with stethoscopes ostentatiously draped over their shoulders, and no signs of Medical Billing professionals in sight. Apparently just having a job with a young, stressed out over their med school debt, doctor would induce a fast food employee or anybody else stuck in a dead end job sign up immediately for the training!
So I guess your dream job would be one where you would incur a lot of debt in order to work for somebody who has 10 times as much of the root of all evil. Not that I am interested in this particular profession, but went through the application process just to see what the costs would be. It wanted a lot of personal information, but never gave any indication of the overall cost of the program which claims to train one for employment with hospitals, insurance carriers, Physicians’ practices, or running your own third party medical billing and coding business.
We wrote Edusearch Network in Los Angeles, CA for more specific details on the tution or cost of the training. They never replied. They make their money just spreading the word and don’t assume any affiliation with the entities they mass publicize.