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Fazzi Healthcare Services to establish a healthcare services and coding centre in Limerick, creating 300 jobs over the next five years

Fazzi Healthcare Services to establish a healthcare services and coding centre in Limerick, creating 300 jobs over the next five years

September 21
11:11 2016

q0qxqsop2o61vr6r6968unyeg2xjynpMinister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today announced that US-based Fazzi Healthcare Services has established a new Irish based coding and healthcare services company in Limerick, creating 300 jobs over five years.

The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Medical coding, a regulated process is the transformation of healthcare diagnoses, treatments, procedures, outcomes and services into universal medical alphanumeric codes, known as ICD.  It is the international standard used for health information purposes in primary, secondary, tertiary and public health settings. The process is defined by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and overseen by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Most countries, including Ireland, utilize the ICD process with the majority using the current ICD-10 edition. This latest edition contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or disease.

The new Irish company has already begun providing ICD-10 coding services to the US homecare and hospice sector.  Additionally, expansion plans are in the works to add billing and distance learning offerings for International-based insurance companies and governmental healthcare entities.

Founded in 1978, parent company Fazzi Associates is headquartered in Northampton, Massachusetts. The company also operates in the areas of consulting, education, benchmarking and research.  It operates through two additional sites in India.

Making today’s announcement, Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said  “This is a very significant announcement for Limerick with the creation of 300 new jobs in a new and emerging business activity for the medical sector.  I am very keen to pursue opportunities for investment and job creation in new sectors, these are increasingly possible with our infrastructure and talented workforce which enables companies like Fazzi to undertake work for customers in different parts of the world.  It is also very heartening that such a large project has been secured for a regional centre which represents the ongoing success of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs initiative, particularly the new Regional Action Plan for the Mid West”.

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