I have worked for UNIVAL for almost 2 years now. I live out in the middle of nowhere in TX and even tho the pay is kinda low, it's as good as anything I can get here.
Pay is determined by the kind of review you do, The easier site review is $32 PER SITE (generally takes about half an hour) and the longer component site review is paid at the rate of $24 per hour.
I DO wish they paid ACTUAL miles (not -40miles) and actual time for travel. They seem to base travel time on 60 mi/hr and many times travel is within a city at the rate of about 35 mi/hr. But, as I said, considering where I live, the pay is better than nothing and the work really isn't hard. My last assignment was to 3 different cities in the same day and 300 miles travel...I made $240 for the day. It has gotten me out to some places I probably wouldn't have seen otherwise ... interesting.
Work varies, sometimes a couple months without assignments and then 3 in the same week or day. But, that depends too on where you live... not much going on in West TX.
I guess I was spoiled doing HEDIS for an insurance co. when I lived in So. CA...paid $30/hr for EVERYTHING, calling to set up the appointment, driving to the office, auditing the charts, getting the info redy to mail back to the company. Those were the good ole days but NOBODY is doing HEDIS in west TX ... only the bigger cities like Dalla/Ft. Worth, Houston, Austin, etc. Guess no one cares about heathcare or the lack there of in West TX