OFFSHORING ALERTS

With the advent of EMR’s as advocated and enabled by HIPAA legislation, Off-Shoring has become a phenomenon that is growing in size and scope to the point that it threatens to en-gulf Medical Coding, as it has Medical Transcription.

As Medical Coders, we KNOW that our jobs are evaporating and our PHI and PII are at risk. We also KNOW that Identity Theft is on the rise.

This is a forum where you can post ‘published’ documents. We need to compile Documented Proof(s) of actual, verifiable instances of Off-Shoring and Identity Theft.

As documents are posted, we encourage you to comment and give instances of Off-Shoring Instances and Identity Theft instances, Data Breaches, etc. The connections are obvious… but in order to be taken seriously, WE NEED PROOF!

THANK YOU ALL for your input and cooperation!

Calling All American-based Medical Coders and Medical Billers

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