Health Information Management

Offshoring a potentially risky cost saver for organizations

Health Information Compliance Insider, October 1, 2008

Outsourcing medical billing, coding, and transcription overseas yields significant savings for healthcare providers, but the practice also puts PHI beyond the reach of HIPAA, and that’s too high a price, says Erica Schwalm, CPC, CPC-GENSG, CMRS, a coding and reimbursement specialist at Hamden County Physician Associates in Ludlow, MA.

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