Anyone done HEDIS with Outcomes Inc? - page 5

Hello, I'm considering a HEDIS job with Outcomes Inc for the spring 2006. I live in Seattle and have 2 toddlers that I will need to find care for while I do this. Outcomes said they pay $4/chart... Read More

  1. by   redsunshine
    the 2nd test was multiple choice. the answers were labeled a, b, c, d. the answer sheet, which was the last page, was the same. how can you mistake that for true/ false? the test had you use your book and coding guidelines to answer the questions. there was a question and if you referred to the guidelines and used your coding book you found the right answer right there on the test page. those of us who were above the pass line, 2 test average, were able to go back and look at the test and our answers to see what we missed.

    as a side note we currently have job postings for the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comalbuquere</st1</st1:city> office, they are hanging in the break room. 1 additional manager and 2 clinical advocates. i overheard they are getting training ready for hedis season and preparing to hire for in office staff. i wonder if those who were commenting in past posts were seasonal hedis and pia staff who work as remote coders. i asked about doing remote coding work and it was explained to me they are only used when needed and are paid by chart. when the season is starting up or slowing down their temporary service comes to an end.

    i like my job. many of us do. it's challenging, some days are good and some days are hard due to the work assigned that day. isn't that the same in every job.
    Last edit by redsunshine on Sep 27, '10
  2. by   rnagainstfraud
    If you notice, I said "some tests". Since you are supposed to be an expert at picking up details I would have thought that you'd notice that. Anyway, like I said, damage control at this point is very transparent. As for work conditions, again, three nurses have quit at least one has gone to her supervisor to tell her to stop harassing her about production quotas, and others have said that the conditions there are not pleasant, no one hardly says anything to each other and they are all in fear of losing their jobs. And again, this thread speaks for itself with about 90% verifying that this is how this company operates. I will not bring up the various lawsuits from employees, but anyone can Google them. Amazing.
  3. by   green217
    Even if they hire nurses for the HEDIS next year, they could train you and then give you another test and fire you the next day! You never know what they'll do.

    As far as the conditions there, the moral isn't pleasant. People are harassing other people, and I heard the HR is not doing anythingn about it. In fact the HR is one of the people who are spreading lies. It's a sick place.
  4. by   Armywife1957
    Green are you talking about the KY office the Altanta office or the Albuqerque office? I haven't heard of any issues with HR or harrassment in Albuquerque. I would like to know more.
  5. by   green217
    No, this is a different place and about a nurse who had to leave. But I did hear about the firings in Albuquerque, though.
  6. by   lcc1080
    Isn't it unbelievable how nurses are being treated recently. It seems like companied are trying to go as low as possible with the pay, and scamming us to see how much work we'll do for free.
  7. by   Looking4work
    Are there other companies similar to Outcomes that anyone recommends? I'm listed with Outcomes but no work is currently available. Hopefully one that pays better too...
  8. by   green217
    That's odd. Outcomes should be busy at this time of the year because it's the HEDIS season! ...unless Outcomes didn't get many contracts with the health insurance companies.
  9. by   nurse123456
    Okay, here's what to expect with Outcomes. If you are experienced with several different fields of nursing (for quick document recognition) and have decent computer skills when it comes to Adobe and windows, then you can expect to do anywhere from about 6-10 charts an hour, depending on how well they are organized and how big (ex:tabs vs notebook paper, peds pt versus 90 year old). They will offer you a per chart rate, but depending on how bad they need a reviewer in the area, they may offer an hourly wage if you push for it. You will not qualify for bonus if you are hourly. Honestly, you will be shorting yourself if you try to get it as I have noticed this myself. Uploading charts usually takes anywhere from 10-30 minutes at night. Milage is reimbursed. I don't know how it goes for everyone, but I would not try to find daycare for this work as there is no guarantee for charts in the area. Sometimes you will only have 10 charts for the entire day...factor in some unavailables...I actually had 4 charts and showed up and then only had 1 chart for the whole day. If you don't need to pay for childcare, it's good for supplemental income. The job is extremely easy and you can make a decent amount per hour if there are a lot of charts at the site. You will definitely need to identify more than labs for scanning (labs, specific tests, consults, notes, H+P, D/C summaries,etc to name a few common ones) Depending on who QA's your charts, you may be spending some time reviewing the chart again on your computer and explaining to QA where they goofed up (as this plays a huge part in your bonus). There may also be a significant amount of time between sites, and if you finish early with the first one (as I have done almost every time), then you will be looking for something to kill that time if the next site won't let you in early. I have been sent into the ghetto for most of my work so be sure to be aware of your surrounding and take your GPS off the windshield if you want it to be there when you get finished. The job has it's pros and cons. It was good for me to make a decent amount of money in a short amount of time with no long-term commitment. I have an infant at home and I want to be able to spend as much time with her as possible until she's older and in school. Hope this helps!
  10. by   Jaki95
    Hello, all I am a LPN who live in NYC. Do anyone know if they hire LPN's to do chart reviews? I am very experienced in chart reviews. I've worked 8 years in Clinical Research doing data collection chart abstractions and chart reviews. I am a Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRC) for over 10 years. I am certified by ACRP (Association of Clinical Research Professionals). I love data collection and chart reviews. If anyone have information please forward it to me. Also, I am willing to go to any QARR/HEDIS Training sessions. I hear someone talking about a CD and a online test? Where can I get more information. I thank you all in advance
  11. by   green217
    Google MedAssurant or Outcomes Health Information Solutions. Their hiring criteria is lax compared to the criteria for utilization review/case management. As long as you have clinical experience and the desire, chances are you'll get it. The downside is they do not guarantee hours, so make sure you have another part time job that can support just in case you don't get hours from reviewing charts.
    The projects are seasonal. HEDIS is from March to May, so in June and July, there may not be any work. Risk adjustment is in fall. One company pay by the hour. The other pay by the number of charts that you finish. Make sure you know the details of the employment. Many people have been happy with the duties, but disappointed with the hours, pay, and other issues.
  12. by   Want to be aware
    I have been working for Outcomes for two weeks and I have had to copy and scan paper charts as well as hybrid charts. For example they want ALL progress notes for OB charts, and ALL progress notes for immunization charts from 1998-2011. That is hundreds of pages to copy, then scan then download not to mention save all in one document so it can be uploaded. All for the low low price of 4.50 a chart. The scanner jams u a lot too. Is their anyone else dealing with this? It is not worth it!