IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS RELATED TO OVERSEAS CODING OUTSOURCE PLANS
AHIMA published this article recently. It provides practical insight for your consideration when contemplating outsourcing hospital coding overseas. Here is a link; http://library.ahima.org/xpedio/groups/public/documents/ahima/bok1_050329.hcsp?dDocName=bok1_050329
Most industries depend on foreign resources either directly or indirectly. Healthcare is no different. Many facilities are outsourcing coding and other functions overseas. However, most HIM Leaders we have talked with about outsourcing coding overseas are reticent about it for a variety of reasons. If you are an HIM decision maker, we would welcome your opinion on this topic.