What do you like about working at Lexicode?
The work is plentiful and never a lag for getting enough medical charts (records) to meet production for the day/week as based on the hospital (s) I do primary coding for. The ability to work from home allows great flexibility and there are opportunities at peak times and seasons to make extra money at increased production pay scale ratio.
What don't you like about working at Lexicode?
Each hospital has a set requirement of charts (records) to complete to meet production and it varies greatly between hospitals. Since it is a chart (record) based system, there is a catastrophic downside to the ratio based system, since a chart (record) with a 3 day duration counts equally with one that is at times in exces of a Month. Though some charts (records) may take you 2 1/2 hours to complete due to the many codes and inputs, it counts as a single record towards your production and counts equally with one that might take you 20 minutes and far less complicated.
What suggestions do you have for management?
For obvious reasons, production based coding protects the interest of Lexicode; however, in fairness to the employees, there should be a scaled allowance towards our production, for stays in excess of 1 week, further increased if 2 weeks, even further increased if 3 weeks, etc. Realizing that Lexicode has pre-existing contracts with hospitals and this is not an overnight fix, it should definitely be addressed on contract renewals or new contracts to correct this injustice in the system and set upon us as employees.
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
There are lots of positions available and Lexicode is actually willing to help you tweak your skills; be up front and honest about your own knowledge base and what it is your goals are. For personal interview dress professionally and be well groomed and leave the gum outside. Be polite and be articulant without slang, street jargon and horrid habits like "you know", etc inserted in your conversations. Don't forget any documents you will be asked to bring and bring pen and tablet to take notes with.