Friday, October 3, 2014
Another Obamacare Mess
"Dealing with emergencies is nothing new to the heath care industry, and while not life threatening, a lack of skilled medical coders threatens to disrupt one of the critical elements a hospital needs to stay up and running—insurance payments.
"Right now there is a dramatic shortage of skilled workers in the market so we have an opportunity to help a lot of our clients," said Torrey Barnhouse, president of TrustHCS.
"The shortage is being driven primarily by the coming adoption of a new federally mandated coding standard. To help meet its clients' demands, Barnhouse said TrustHCS, a Springfield, Missouri-based health information services provider, plans to double its medical coding workforce over the next 12 to 18 months.
"The additional 300 coders it is looking to recruit, train and supervise will then be contracted out to do work for hospitals and doctors' offices."
The problem is, these coders will have to speak English, be able properly to formulate a sentence in the English language, and have a fair degree of intelligence. In short, they will have to be White. But will this be allowed under Obamacare, a large part of the purpose of which is to provide politically correct jobs for Democrat constituents in an effort to buy their votes?