Omega Healthcare to hire 3,000 staff

Omega Healthcare, provider of medical outsourcing services plans to hire 2,500-3,000 people in 2013 to keep pace with its ramp-up plans and ever increasing demand from the United States market.

Omega is a Bangalore-based offshore business process outsourcing provider of medical coding, billing, accounts receivable management, claims processing and healthcare revenue management. The company, which has processing centres in Bangalore, Chennai and Trichy said that it will hire more employees for data related work, medical coding and voice-based communications. Around 1,500 people will be hired in Bangalore and Chennai and 1,500 in Trichy.

"For the healthcare industry, the Obama care plan and policies will start taking effect from 2013, as a result of which, there will be tremendous opportunities arising," Omega Healthcare President and CEO Gopi Natarajan told Deccan Herald.

According to industry data, demand for healthcare outsourcing services has been growing at a pace of about 25-35 per cent every year over the last few years.

Natarajan explained that the transition of the medical coding process from ICD-9 (The International Classification of Diseases) to ICD-10, a standard used in the US to classify diseases, is slated for October 2014 throughout the US, and is expected to be a huge boost for the outsourcing industry.

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