Remote Codes

Scott, Mike
October 2005
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Oct2005, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p19
Trade Publication
This article reports that U.S. hospitals are turning to some worker-friendly innovations to try to lure and retain billing specialists. In 2001, the latest data available, the vacancy rate for medical coders/billers stood at 8.5 percent. The Labor Department says that medical records and health information technicians are among the fastest-growing occupations--jumping 47 percent between 2002-2012. Cedars Siani Medical Center offers coders a signing bonus of up to $5,000. In addition, the hospital pays for all educational seminars and memberships in national, state and local professional associations. Improved technology has made remote coding an increasingly popular Option. It allows staff to work at home, opens up facility space to clinical uses and can ease recruitment and retention efforts, proponents say. At the same time, lifestyle flexibility and a potentially higher level of efficiency generate more loyalty among workers.


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