Medical coding outsourcing companies pay workers to code for $3,000
Medical coding companies pay doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to code in exchange for the right to work in their fields.
This is often done on a temporary basis, but the companies often use this practice to get doctors, pharmacists, and dentists to code, as well as employees to write medical code.
As it turns out, these companies pay these workers $3 per hour to code their software and provide a platform for their patients to access their medical information.
A report from the nonprofit Government Accountability Office said this practice could have a negative impact on patient access and quality.
“Coding may be the best tool for patients and doctors to access healthcare data, but coding for wages may also have a detrimental effect on the ability of patients and providers to access timely, accurate, and timely data,” the report said.
The report added that medical coding is a growing industry, with more than $1 billion in revenue in 2016.
There is no specific code required for the job, so it’s unclear how many workers these companies are paying to code.
But, they’re reportedly making hundreds of thousands of dollars.
According to a CNN Money article, the number of employees coding has skyrocketed over the last few years.
In 2017, there were about 6,000 coding jobs, compared to 1,600 in 2016, according to the report.
Coding is growing in popularity in the US, but its still a risky business to start, CNN Money reported.
While it’s not uncommon for companies to pay doctors to code during the day, these jobs aren’t regulated by the US government.
Many of these jobs can be classified as unpaid, and the companies pay the workers for the privilege.
But, some states have started to crack down on the practice.
In 2019, California enacted a law requiring coding companies to obtain a license and pay workers a stipend.
In October, Tennessee enacted a similar law.