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Outcomes Inc. employee's??

  1. Question Outcomes Inc. employee's??
    Medical Coding Books
    I have just started working for this co. and am wondering if anyone can tell me how many charts/hr's you are working each week? I work FT in an office and am doing this PT in the evenings. It seem's like an awful lot of abstracting for what the pay is. Or, maybe I am just over coding?? Any feedback would be great!

    Thank you!!

  2. #2
    Default Average Charts Per Hour
    I was told by my C.A. that 2-3 an hour is what the average coder is coding right now. I am currently averaging 4-6 an hour (for the week), though some days it is more and some days it is less.

  3. #3
    I also just started PT .... First chart I received was 72 pages. The remaining charts were 17 -30 pages. The system was extremely slow this past weeked and it was taking an average of 1hr per chart to enter the info and when I asked my CA what was up I never received a response or was asked if available for this weekend to code.. My personal opinion is that $3.50 a chart is not enough when it takes an hour to enter info....Do not know if I'll continue with this company....

  4. #4
    Milwaukee, WI
    Unhappy Outcomes Inc.
    When I interviewed, they told me 4-6 per hour. I have been coding for a few weeks, and have been averaging 3 per hour. I emailed my advocate, and she told me the "expectation" is 3 per hour, and she had no idea why anyone would have told me more than that. By the time taxes are taken out, I don't feel that it is worth my time. I just got my Masters degree, and have been offered a training class to teach healthcare administration in the associates degree program for University of Phoenix. If I pass the course (one month), I get the job, and it pays a great deal more. I think I am going to quit. I was going to try to do both plus my full time job (since the training course is unpaid), but it is not worth it.

  5. Default Outcomes Inc employee
    I have been working with them for a few weeks and I was told the average was 4-6 charts per hour, however I have been coding 1 chart an hour and sometimes 2-3 per hour. It is very time consuming depending on how big the charts are and how many dates of services each chart has. I have had charts with 18 or more dates of services and I was told by my CA that it is just one flat rate per chart, when I was orginally told it would be an extra 25 cents per date of service after the seventh date of service. I am trying not to give up so easily and hoping it will get better, if not I don't see myself working for this company too much longer. I would like to get some advice on how those who are coding 4-6 charts an hour because maybe I am doing something wrong.


  6. #6
    Default Outcomes 4-6 Per Hour
    My biggest secret to being able to code 4-6 per hour on average is memorizing a lot of the common dxs so I don't have to look them up again and again. This drastically cuts down on the data entry time, and it tells you what the dx is when you enter it so you know you remembered correctly. But, I have been working for them since June and see the same dxs again and again and again.

  7. #7
    I was offered a job at Outcomes last week. I faxed everything into HR, now awaiting 'training' to call - What does the training consist of?

    Also, I was told on average 4-6 charts per hour .... we'll see. This is for supplemental income so even if I don't like it, it's better than nothing or until I find something better to do part time ....

  8. #8
    Default Outcomes Training
    The training is a phone/webcast reviewing common ICD-9 errors made, information about the company, etc.

  9. Angry
    Thank you for your input! I thought I wasnt getting it. The time alone it takes to enter the dx's takes an hour!! And I key mighty fast!! You get charts that consist of 33 pages and 32 are all different dates of service with different dx's plus the chronic you have to add. I too dont think that $3.50 a chart is worth it. Im giving it till the end of the week and then making my decision. This is perhaps why they hire so many at once and often?? I have had charts that each dos is 2 pages of entry. Also recieved the "O" code list but have yet to be trained, so I dont use them.

  10. #10
    Default Enhanced Charts
    You must be working the enhanced charts for $3.50 a chart then. The universal charts are $5 a chart. I have been working the HXXXX universal charts that don't require O-codes--just E-codes.

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