Coding Crunch: The Future of Medical Coding

Did anyone see the interesting article in For The Record magazine entitled, Coding Crunch: Who will feed the cash cow?

It talks about how recruiters and HIM professionals at healthcare facilities are having a hard time recruiting and retaining medical coding specialists at their facilities. Some are having to use outside-of-the-box techniques to lure medical coders to their facilities. More and more coding professionals are opting to work from home instead of fighting traffic and losing out on quality family time, and medical facilities are willing to offer this perk to keep their valued coders.

Surely, this conundrum also appeals to outsourced medical coding services who can deliver qualified medical coding specialists on or off-site to these facilities as well.