I have heard that HCC work is "seasonal." For anyone knowledgeable about this, can you describe which months are the busy ones and which ones are the slow ones? Do you get temporarily laid off during the slow periods and/or have to look for other work during that time? Are HCC coders usually "independent contractors?" Is the pay decent while you are working? How do you manage your schedule and situation as an HCC coder? Anyone have insight on this? Thanks.....!!