300 jobs boost for Limerick

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor has announced that US-based Fazzi Healthcare Services are to establish a new Irish based coding and healthcare services company in Limerick, creating 300 jobs over five years. “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,” she said.  “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.”
Medical coding is the transformation of healthcare diagnoses, treatments, procedures, outcomes and services into universal medical alpha-numeric 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). 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 internationally-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.
To apply for the new positions at Fazzi, people are advised to go to: FazziHealthcareServices.com, or send an e-mail to recruitireland@fazzi.com.