Healthcare Leadership and Innovation

Holidays and Meeting DNFB Targets

  • 1.  Holidays and Meeting DNFB Targets

    Posted 01-09-2019 11:23
    ​How do you manage holiday time off for coders? Our coding department is only closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. We do use contract coders to help catch up for these two holidays. The coders must request to be off on other holidays (Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, day after Thanksgiving, New Years Day). We ask that they make up the time so that we do not fall behind. We do not use contract coverage to catch up from those. The coders want to be able to take time off without having to make it up. We tried having them select two holidays that they did not have to make up time and almost everyone chose the day after Thanksgiving. What are you doing at your facility?

    Jill Roberson
    Director of Corporate Coding