You are a supervisor in the Health Information Service Department of a facility with a policy prohibiting secondary employment with a competitor. One of the employments you supervise is a coder who has just begun the process of repaying student loan debt. The coder has decided that she needs a second job to help defray expenses. She has been offered a position as a coder for one eight-hour shift per weekend at a doctor’s office. This doctor is member of your facility’s medical staff. Because you addressed the issue of secondary employment in the coder’s entrance interview, she comes to you now seeking advice. How do you respond?
Book- Legal and ethical aspects of health information management.