STAFFING AGENCIES … an Explanation
Staffing Agencies, such as ‘MedPartnersHIM’, ‘Comforce’, ‘Harmony Solutions’, ‘Peak’, ‘HIMagines’, etc., have CLIENTS — Facilities, Clinics, Providers — who pay BIG $$$$ to those staffing agencies to find QUALIFIED, EXPERIENCED Medical Coding and HIM Professionals to work on specific projects;
**fill-in for vacation time, or sick employees’;
**help resolve a ‘back-log’;
**whatever their specific need may be.
The CLIENT is in control of who they hire and what specific credentials, experience, and familiarity with systems/softwares, as specified by ‘The Client’ for their particular project.
If their contract specifies that the Client requires 3 AHIMA-credentialed coders with 5 years of Trauma Surgery experience, then the Staffing Firm will not be able to submit a resume for a CPC-A for those positions.
Neither can the Staffing Agency place Fo) AHIMA-Credentialed Coders on that project, since the Client is only going to pay for Three (3) AHIMA-Credentialed Coders….and they can’t submit an AAPC Credentialed Coder without Special Permission ‘from The Client’!
***The One Who Holds The Gold … Makes the Rules!***
In these situations … THE CLIENT holds the Gold!
As much as a Recruiter may WANT to place a CPC-A on a project, the Staffing Agencies and their Recruiters are BOUND by the Terms of the Contract with those Clients!!
***Occasionally, some Staffing Agencies may take over the entire operation for a Client, from testing, hiring, payroll, etc. That ‘may’ allow a bit more latitude for the Staffing Agency; however, there are still *client requirements* that must be met.***