The low availability and high cost of experienced coders is a known challenge. Stiff competition for coding talent is leading many hospitals and health systems to look offshore for the coding workforce they need. But the pursuit of offshore coding often backfires due to lower quality, higher rates of denial, and the need for substantial health information management (HIM) oversight.
For these reasons, new blended shore coding models provide a valuable option.
Blended shore coding programs bring together offshore talent with domestic, US-based oversight and management to deliver quality AND cost savings. This eBook defines five reasons offshore coding goes wrong and provides new best practices for successful blended shore medical record coding programs.
Benefits of Blended Shore Medical Record Coding
- Remedy workforce gaps
- Ensure quality coding performance
- Drive more value from your coding teams