Harshith Ramesh, President
of Episource, a healthcare knowledge outsourcing firm, with its headquarters in
La Palma - California, said by the completion of the bill, the US would be
spending $2.5 trillion. Episource has delivery centers' in Chennai and Mumbai.
The outcome to cut costs would be to outsource to Indian
firms for maintenance and care of health records. This would include collection
of healthcare, prioritizing, determining innovative solutions and allocations
of resources. Episource has grown 100%
per year for the last 3 years and intends to hire 2000 people by next October
when the health care bill will be established.
Vikas Dubey, vice-president
operations of Episource, says that his company is looking to hire more than 600
experienced medical coding professionals, health science graduates and tech
leads in Chennai and Mumbai in the next year.
Dubey along with Timothy
Buxton SR. Manager for coding services believes that the demand for medical
coding professionals would increase dramatically.
Medical coding is the
conversion of accounts of diseases, injuries, and healthcare procedures into
numeric or alphanumeric designations (that is, code numbers). The code numbers
are detailed in order to accurately describe the diagnoses and the procedures
performed, to test or correct these diagnoses. The coding allows for health
related data access to health records.
Medical codes are
frequently used to identify symptoms that have to be evaluated and also to
alert health care professionals to things like life threatening allergies etc.,
besides reporting services for reimbursements, staffing, or scheduling.
Hannah Punitha (IRDA Licence Number: 2710062)
C. Shivakumar - Chennai, March 2013